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Meet SCYTHE’s Marketplace Advisory Council

January 29, 2020

SCYTHE, a leader in continuous adversarial emulation, is bringing expert innovation to its platform through the introduction of the SCYTHE Marketplace, launching at the RSA Conference. Real-world threats are constantly evolving and effective threat emulation requires keeping pace with the latest trends. The SCYTHE Marketplace addresses this challenge by providing vendors an opportunity to directly offer the latest threat modules via SCYTHE’s platform and enables enterprise customers to safely measure the contextual business impact of these threats. Drawing on industry experts in the fields of information security, technology, and business, SCYTHE has assembled an Advisory Council of accomplished unicorns.

Chloé Messdaghi, cofounded Women of Security (WoSEC) and is a security researcher advocate. She helps us engage the tech community and shares her bug bounty knowledge to grow the SCYTHE Marketplace.

John Strand is the Founder and CEO of Black Hills Information Security. His technical knowhow advises developers on the module creation leveraging his Red Team and pentesting perspective.

Sounil Yu is a security innovator with over 30 years of hands-on experience creating, breaking, and fixing computer and network systems. He ensures the SCYTHE Marketplace addresses what enterprise executives need.

Tim MalcomVetter runs a Red Team program at the world’s largest company: emulating adversaries across 5 continents. He provides guidance and feedback on how the cutting edge Red Teams operate.

TJ O’Connor is the author of Violent Python and a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served as the senior communications staff officer for the Special Forces Command and as a faculty member at West Point. He holds a PhD in computer science, with expertise in cyber offense development which is critical for threat module development.

Through a series of blog posts and videos, the Advisory Council members and SCYTHE team will highlight the different capabilities the SCYTHE Marketplace provides to developers and enterprises. 

Be a Unicorn!

Discover what it means to be part of the elite SCYTHE Marketplace community driving innovation at the edge. Are you looking for a way to share and sell modules? The SCYTHE team will help you get started! 

Here are some module ideas to get you started:

  • Privilege Escalation with the newest vulnerabilities
  • Stealthy device discovery
  • Communication via obscure or specialized protocols or services
  • Ransomware simulations with customizable algorithms and communications

Learn more about the SCYTHE Marketplace in person during RSAC 2020 in San Francisco. Find our team and members of the Advisory Council at:

Select SCYTHE Marketplace partners are also invited to meet with the SCYTHE team, members of the Advisory Council, and other unicorns at a VIP reception ahead of the Mayhem 2020 party. To learn more about the RSAC events, the Advisory Council, and the SCYTHE Marketplace, visit here


SCYTHE is a provider of the most advanced attack simulation platform on the market. The SCYTHE platform allows enterprise red and blue teams to build and emulate every possible combination of real-world adversarial campaigns in a matter of minutes to validate the risk posture and exposure of businesses and their employees, as well as the performance of security teams and the solutions they use. Based in Arlington, VA, the company is privately held and is funded by Gula Tech Adventures, Paladin Capital, Evolution Equity, and private industry investors. For more information email info@scythe.io, visit https://scythe.io, or follow on Twitter @scythe_io.


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