Cyvent Collaborates with Miami Beacon Council to Launch Three Covid-19 Initiatives for Local Recovery Efforts

Posted by CyVent on Aug 18, 2020

Surveys helped identify three priorities where tech and innovation partners could unite to provide solutions that contribute to the County’s talent development and economic recovery

(Miami, FL– August 13, 2020) – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Technology Committee today announced the launch of ‘1MPACT’, a series of initiatives dedicated to creating impactful projects in support of our County’s recovery and talent development.  This was created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the intention of fostering innovative ways of contributing to the business community’s recovery efforts.

At the onset of COVID-19, Yuda Saydun, President of CyVent Cybersecurity and Technology Committee Chair at Miami-Dade Beacon Council, pivoted the group’s on going activities to launch an Initiative that would bring to bear the talents and resources of the innovation ecosystem in our local recovery in a manner that would engage the local community to provide tangible, relevant and immediate results.  To ensure broad engagement, a series of surveys and conversations with Technology Committee members and local business leaders sought to identify and determine some of the most pressing pain points to aid our County’s recovery efforts.

The feedback resulted in selecting three high-level priorities that led to the creation of ‘1MPACT’: a challenge to design and implement a small number of impactful projects executed over a 3-month sprint. To deliver on the priorities identified, the Technology Committee stood up  sub-committees to design, deliver and launch three projects:  a new data-driven business tool – the Distancing Detector (SDD) ;  a one-stop-shop portal to assist displaced workers looking to upskill, reskill and succeed within the current and new market demands – MiamiTech.Works; and a regional collaboration by Florida International University (FIU), Miami Dade College (MDC) and the University of Miami (UM) for a workshop to develop Post Disaster Smart Response and Resilience in Critical Infrastructure, Security, and Data.

“This is a great example of the Beacon Council’s role in the community, acting as a multiplying force in terms of establishing priorities, opening doors, bringing together the public and private sectors, building bridges, generating enthusiasm and energizing coalitions that move the needle for the benefit of all,” said Yuda Saydun, President of CyVent  Cybersecurity and Technology Committee Chair at Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “In all three sub-committees, the levels of commitment, care, and enthusiasm were as remarkable as spontaneous. Each of the projects was driven by brilliant volunteers within tight deadlines and an unwavering view to deliver pragmatic, timely, relevant results.”


The Social Distancing Detector (SDD)

As part of the priorities identified through the surveys, Social Distancing Detector, a new data-driven business tool developed by one of the sub-groups, leverages the latest in machine learning and computer vision techniques to identify adherence of social distancing guidelines. This tool is an open-source, free to the public technology that focuses on helping physical locations better manage their spaces for safety and health. SDD is able to analyze a video feed in real-time and identify people working, walking, or standing in the subject area. It dynamically measures the space to understand size, proportions and distance to ensure all people identified are in a safe distance from each other. This tool was developed at a zero-cost option during these unprecedented and difficult times and is readily available for small or large businesses in Miami-Dade County. In addition, the Technology Committee’s sub-group lead will be hosting two IT Workshops to assist individuals, companies, and government institutions to implement this tool and related solutions.

“We wanted to directly address the impact COVID-19 had on our regional economy, bringing our tourism, retail, and commercial centers to a near halt. Through technological innovation, we’re using the latest Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Science to enable businesses to reopen safely, effectively, and without driving any additional operational cost,” said Charles Irizarry, CEO & Co-Founder of


MiamiTech.Works Online Portal

Modeled after General’s efforts in other markets, the second initiative identified, MiamiTech.Works, is a one-stop-shop portal created by a coalition of Miami’s business, education and government leaders combining resources to help local citizens impacted by the economic slowdown from Coronavirus. The portal’s main objective is to connect those recently laid off or facing reduced working hours with local reskilling opportunities, personalized career development coaching and one-on-one access to hiring managers of companies currently hiring. The portal is set to launch today with a tentatively 3-month pilot. Key partners include General, CareerScore, 4Geeks Academy, Benjamin Douglas, Kaseya, FIU, Ironhack, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami Dade College, Microsoft, Singularity University: Miami Chapter, University of Miami and Wyncode.

“We believe that the new MiamiTech.Works portal, a one-stop shop for those seeking upskilling, reskilling and (re-)employment opportunities, will add tremendous value for those impacted during the current socio-economic environment. I am thrilled to see our amazing coalition partners come together to provide such great resources for our growing tech community,” stated Ken Finneran, VP, Global Human Resources, of Kaseya.


Regional Security Workshop

The third priority—cybersecurity—is being addressed cooperatively by three academic partners hosting a regional security workshop: University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami Dade College.  The workshop will bring together key stakeholders dealing with critical infrastructure resources in South Florida to discuss and address the most pressing cybersecurity issues. The goal of the workshop is to explore and enable smarter response techniques and more resilient critical infrastructure components that involve cybersecurity and data.

“We are very excited to join forces as part of the ‘1MPACT’ initiative from the Beacon Council. This collaboration will elevate South Florida as a regional hub for cybersecurity education and talent. The first workshop announced today will be a great opportunity to bring together industry leaders, practitioners and students,” said Antonio Delgado, Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design at Miami Dade College.


About the Miami‐Dade Beacon Council

Miami‐Dade Beacon Council is the official economic development organization for Miami‐Dade County. Its mission is to increase jobs and investment through marketing Miami as a world-class business destination; helping grow local companies; and shaping Miami-Dade’s economic future. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 1,200 businesses to expand in or relocate to Miami-Dade creating over 100,000 direct and indirect jobs combined and driving more than $6.6 billion in new capital investments. A professional staff and volunteer community leaders work together to promote Miami-Dade as a world‐class 21st century community at the forefront of a changing global economy. For more information:

CyVent Announces Partnership with Deep Instinct

Posted by Yuda Saydun on Jul 25, 2019

Deal enables CyVent to offer deep learning-based cybersecurity from Deep Instinct to customers in the Americas

MIAMI, Fla. (July 25, 2019)CyVent, a boutique advisory firm and solutions provider for cybersecurity, today announced a new partnership with Deep Instinct, the first and only company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Under the deal, CyVent will serve as a strategic partner supporting the firm’s expansion into Americas, lending its extensive market knowledge and experience in growing new business lines to support with channel development, enablement and activation. Companies working with CyVent can now leverage Deep Instinct’s deep learning predictive capabilities to ensure multi-layer protection across all endpoints, servers, mobile devices and operating systems (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and ChromeOS).

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Deep Instinct,” said David Roth, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America at Deep Instinct. “As we develop and deploy our expansion into the Americas, CyVent has been an invaluable strategic partner providing keen market knowledge, deep experience in growing new business lines and full access to sizeable growth opportunities in the region.”

“As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, the speed at which an organization is able to respond has become of the utmost importance,” stated Yuda Saydun, President of CyVent. “We evaluate dozens of innovative solutions, but only focus on effective technologies that help corporate teams plan, protect and pre-empt threats. Detection and response-based solutions, which wait for the execution of an attack to react, are no longer enough.  Businesses need cybersecurity solutions that allow them to respond instantly before a breach becomes a problem.”

As the first and only company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity, Deep Instinct can predict and prevent any kind of threat—known or unknown—in zero-time before damage can occur. By leveraging deep learning’s predictive capabilities, Deep Instinct creates the ultimate zero-time threat prevention platform and network to guard against zero-day threats and APT attacks with unmatched accuracy. The company’s technology is not only location agnostic, but the deep learning model achieves a higher detection rate and a much lower false positive rate for new, previously unseen files, when compared with the best traditional machine learning solutions available.

Deep Instinct’s deep learning technology is turning cybersecurity on its head—proving to be the most effective solution for combatting cyber threats. According to the latest test results from SE Labs’ independent threat prevention evaluation lab, Deep Instinct’s D-Client, a deep learning-based malware detection and prevention engine, blocked 100% of the attacks by known and unknown malware with zero false positives.

To learn more about CyVent’s Deep Instinct offerings and how to implement deep learning-based cybersecurity for your company, visit:

About CyVent
CyVent is an innovative cybersecurity services company that leverages true deep learning, offering a unique effective suite of products and services designed to enhance and strengthen your cybersecurity infrastructure. CyVent’s cutting edge, AI-driven solutions help organizations transition from the classic remediation approach to security, to a more pre-emptive posture which ultimately increases prevention, decreases times-to-resolution and automates cybersecurity operations. For more information, please visit

About Deep Instinct
Deep Instinct is the first and only company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning is inspired by the brain’s ability to learn. Once a brain learns to identify an object, its identification becomes second nature. Similarly, as Deep Instinct’s artificial deep neural network brain learns to prevent any type of cyber threat, its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, any kind of malware, known and new, first-seen malware, zero-days, ransomware and APT attacks from any kind are predicted and prevented in zero-time with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in the enterprise – Network, EPP, Mobile – enabling a multi layered protection. To learn more, visit:

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Tech Data Partners with Deep Instinct to Provide Deep Learning that Thwarts Cyberattacks

Posted by Yuda Saydun on May 15, 2019

Deep learning cybersecurity solution provides 100 percent prevention rate when a new virus or malware code is released.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (May 15, 2019)Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has partnered with Deep Instinct, the first company to apply an end-to-end, deep learning framework purpose-built for cybersecurity. The deep learning cybersecurity platform provides enhanced protection by accurately predicting harmful known and unknown cyberattacks, terminating execution and preventing any possible damage. Through this partnership, Tech Data will offer Deep Instinct’s product line to customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

“We believe artificial-intelligence (AI)-based deep learning tools are the next wave in advanced cyber protection,” said Alex Ryals, vice president of security solutions, Americas, at Tech Data. “Because these tools are autonomous and constantly learning, not only do they require fewer updates— but unlike typical machine learning tools, they also require no additional human intervention and feature engineering, which helps lower support and management costs. Providing options like Deep Instinct to our customers allows them to be on the cutting edge of security, while enabling them to concentrate on growing their businesses.”

Deep learning methods are based on the layers used in artificial neural networks and are modeled after how the human brain learns. Deep Instinct’s deep neural network learns to predict and prevent all types of cyber threats, both file-based and file-less, and its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, both known and first-seen malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks are predicted and prevented in zero time. The deep-learning-based model also achieves a much higher detection rate and lower false positive rate for new files, when compared with the best machine learning solutions available.

Deep Instinct is delivered with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in an enterprise ecosystem, leveraging the power of deep learning’s predictive capabilities to offer multi-layer protection across all endpoints, servers, mobile devices and operating systems (Windows, macOS, Android and ChromeOS). According to tests conducted by SE Labs, Deep Instinct had a 100 percent prevention and interception rate when a new virus or malware code was released, without interfering with system performance.

“Deep Instinct prevents cyber threats that others can’t find, and our deep-learning-based solutions are the only way security teams can prepare for both known and unknown cyber threats,” said Guy Caspi, CEO, at Deep Instinct. “As we embark on new routes to our market through this partnership, we trust Tech Data’s knowledge and ability to expand the reach of our offerings to security teams across the globe.”

Deep Instinct works with currently deployed products without interruption and is self-contained on endpoints so that it doesn’t need a network connection or human intervention to work. The solution also comes with a dashboard that allows technical teams to review and manage forensic events that have been prevented.

“We are excited by the prospect of Tech Data bringing AI-based deep learning tools to support security,” said Yuda Saydun, president of CyVent, an AI-driven solution provider and Tech Data channel partner. “Our customers are always looking for the best, most advanced solutions to support their security needs and based on what we have seen from Deep Instinct, our customers are going to appreciate the value this solution will bring to their organizations.”

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About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 10 straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct is the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning is inspired by the brain’s ability to learn. Once a brain learns to identify an object, its identification becomes second nature. Similarly, as Deep Instinct’s artificial deep neural network brain learns to prevent any type of cyber threat, its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, any kind of malware, known and new, first-seen malware, zero-days, ransomware and APT attacks from any kind are predicted and prevented in zero time with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in the enterprise—Network, EPP, Mobile—enabling a multi layered protection. To learn more, visit:

CyVent signs Partnership Agreement with 24By7Security

Posted by Yuda Saydun on Feb 27, 2019

24By7Security, Inc., a Cybersecurity advisory and consulting services firm, today announced that CyVent, an Artificial Intelligence-driven solution provider, has become a strategic partner, with the two companies offering complementary services to clients with a view to defending clients with end-to-end cybersecurity and cyber resilience services. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will make available to customers customizable high-quality cybersecurity services and sophisticated cybersecurity products and solutions at very competitive costs. It is particularly strategic that the two Cybersecurity companies announce their partnership from Las Vegas in this week of important Cybersecurity conferences like  DEFCON, Black Hat and BSides taking place here.

In a world where cyber threats endanger reputations, operations and intellectual property, CyVent provides some of the most advanced artificial intelligence-driven solutions.Their suite of cutting-edge security products including Cyberbit,  Darktrace, Minerva Labs, QRadar,  BigFix,  Guardium, MobileFirst and Cisco, among others, helps clients accelerate and automate their security capabilities.

24By7Security, Inc. is a premier Cybersecurity consulting services firm with a wide range of Cybersecurity services as part of their portfolio. These services include security risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, part time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) services, social engineering testing, developing policies and procedures, end-to-end cyber incident response management, and Cybersecurity training for all industries.

“The alliance between 24By7Security and CyVent will ensure our clients success by helping them manage cyber risk, build resilience and better protect their critical assets,” said Yuda Saydun, President of Cyvent. He expects to provide unbiased advice to clients and help them simplify their selection process by leveraging 24By7Security’s deep expertise in consulting and experience in security risk assessments.

“We look forward to enriching our service offerings by being able to offer clients not only our team’s deep know-how and experience, but also the opportunity of evaluating a rich, diverse portfolio of security products and assisting them in identifying the most suitable mix of security infrastructure for their organizations,” said Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. 

If you would like more information on how CyVent can help your business address its security needs, click here to get in touch with our team.