Karim Hijazi, Founder and CEO
Prevailion’s Founder and CEO, Karim Hijazi, has a rich history in cybersecurity. His previous startup, Unveillance, was acquired by Mandiant (now FireEye) in 2012. He’s worked closely with the US intelligence community for years and specializes in adversary intelligence, cyber threat analysis and cybersecurity innovation.Karim noticed a vulnerability in the way businesses have begun to rely on their third-party partners. The size of a business’ perimeter had increased along with the size of their third-party ecosystem, and there was no clear way to monitor that vast new space. He saw an opportunity to give businesses visibility into this untapped space with the creation of Prevailion.To assemble his team, Karim sought some of the best minds in the cyber intelligence space, including former analysts and technical leaders from the NSA, CIA and DARPA, along with Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group. He also received funding from prestigious investors in the cyber/intel community, closing a $10 million Series A in 2019 led by AllegisCyber and a $2 million seed round from DataTribe in 2018. Most recently, as of October of 2020, Prevailion had been awarded the coveted Cool Vendor Award by leading industry analyst, Gartner.
Howard Marshall , Managing Director
Howard Marshall is a Managing Director, Accenture Security, where he leads Cyber Threat Intelligence. Before joining Accenture, Howard enjoyed a 20+ year career with the FBI before retiring as the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division. He held six other positions during his tenure, including Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Division. Howard received a BA and JD from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Most recently, he completed Carnegie Mellon’s CISO certification course.