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Cyberbit Appoints Dan Phillips and Jim Hansen to Board of Directors

Cyberbit, a leading global provider of cyber range skilling platforms, has announced that cloud and IT entrepreneur Dan Phillips, and cybersecurity leader Jim Hansen, have joined the company’s Board of Directors. This marks the next phase in Cyberbit’s scale, following its recent $70M investment from Charlesbank Capital Partners in May of 2020, and the Company’s continued growth over the last few years.

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“I was very impressed by the impact of Cyberbit’s product on security team preparedness”

Dan Phillips is the former cofounder, CEO, and Chairman of CloudHealth Technologies, acquired by VMware, and former CEO and Chairman of Silverback Technologies, acquired by Dell. Prior to this, Phillips was a C-level executive in multiple cloud and IT management startups, two of which achieved successful IPOs.

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Jim Hansen served as the President and COO at Cofense, a phishing defense solution provider, and as the cofounder and COO of Mandiant, acquired by FireEye. Hansen has successfully built go-to-market strategies for multiple cybersecurity and SaaS companies, working from start-up phase through successful exits. Prior to this, Hansen was the Deputy Director of Computer Crime Investigations for the USAF Office of Special Investigations.

Organizations are in critical need of effective methods to train and upskill their cybersecurity teams. Security leaders have realized that their teams are not prepared for the realities of a cyberattack when they will experience the first one on the job. The Cyberbit Range Platform allows security practitioners to practice responding to real-world simulated incidents, such as ransomware attacks, delivered in a virtual environment that mirrors their security operations center (SOC), using the security tools they would use at their workplace.

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