CYBERSECURITY 2.0
AI-Powered Cyber Defense
Truly Innovative Security Products, Built With Passion

The Platform

Our differentiated SaaS offering leverages our Research in Reinforcement Learning to solve key Security Challenges in Security Operation Centers and Serverless Computing, while addressing the talent shortage.

Serverless Automation

Bibu eliminates an Organizations need to internally Aquire, Build and Maintain Security Engineering Teams and Tooling to Monitor, Deploy, Upgrade and Scale routine Cybersecurity Tasks to meet compliance in the Serverless age.

Automated Incident Response

Our platform Automates Incident Response, enabling Security Teams to focus on what they love - building new security tools.

Strict Policies

The rapid increase in Cloud Assets makes it difficult to generate and enforce strict security policies. Our platform automates this task.

Risk-Driven Decision Making

Augment your decision making with our expertise in your chosen IT Risk Framework and Artifical Intelligence to ensure decisions are made on a Risk-Based approach.

SOC: Analysts Deserve Better

Workforce Stress

MIT stated Workforce Stress as "Cybersecurity's insidious new threat". Analysts need better tools.

Diverse Skillset

Cybersecurity is a vast field, comprising of subdomains like Networking, Endpoint, Application, Reverse Engineering to perform tasks. Worse, the threat landscape keeps on changing. Analysts, who are already overworksed, don't have time to take untargetted security training.

Mistakes

Analysts are making mistkaes due to fatigue and skill gaps, leading to poor Accuracy and high TDD.

Our Insight

The best Military Generals understood the height of strategic wisdom is to formulate a plan that maximizes their troop's strengths and minimize their weakness while continually monitoring their moral. A first of its kind, our product routes Alerts based on Learnt Skill Sets and Stress indicators.

Introducing AthenaAI

Surface Workforce DNA

AthenaAI has the unique ability to dynamically assess an analyst’s skill in addressing alerts specific to the complex informational environment the alert was generated in. It also associates the stress level of an analyst to their workload.

  • Monitor Team Strenghts and Moral
  • Reduce Stress
  • Targetted Security Training

Intuitive Workforce Optimization

Our research in AI, backed by Academia, enables AthenaAI to distribute alerts to minimize TTD attacks and maximize accuracy by taking into account learnt skill set of analysts and their stress indicators in real time.

  • High Accuracy
  • Improve TDD Attacks
  • Strategic: Maximize Strenghts, Minimize Weaknesses

Our Mission

We are a University of Waterloo Startup at the intersection of Cybersecurity and AI. Our platform makes it easy for companies to embed Deep Security into their workflow, while addressing the talent shortage. Join us as we protect our cyber space against organized criminals and build a safer tomorrow.

Tahseen Shabab

Product and Sales

Tahseen graduated from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering. He has ever since dedicated his career towards Cybersecurity. He was the Lead Developer of IBM AppScan Source Cloud, a leading Application Security (SAST) Tool. He is an Award winning Cybersecurity Consultant for multiple Fortune 500 firms, Financial institutions, and Governments. Tahseen was the solo developer of a Data Driven Enterprise Grade Risk Assessment Tool used by a Major Bank to drive remediation efforts. Tahseen was previously Developer #8 of Beat the boss 2/3 game, which went to 2nd in iOS charts in 2013. As a Coop student, he was one of 14 Network Engineers at Public Mobile, a telecommunications startup, that was acquired by Telus. Tahseen is the recipient of the following awards:
• UWaterloo VFF $25K
• IBM Excellence Award
• IBM Manager’s Choice Award
• BMO Retail Revolution Award
• UWaterloo President’s Scholarship of Distinction
• UWaterloo Engineering International Students Scholarship of Merit

Prof. Kate Larson

Advisor - AI

Prof. Kate Larson is a professor at the University of Waterloo and is affiliated with the AI Group. She is interested in issues that arise in settings where self-interested agents interact. She works with ideas that lie in the intersection of artificial intelligence, game theory and microeconomics.

Prof. Larry Smith

Advisor - Strategy

An adjunct associate professor at the University of Waterloo, Larry is the Founding Director of the Problem Lab, one of the few in the world devoted solely to finding and understanding important problems. He has happily taught ten percent of Waterloo’s alumni, and is a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teacher Award.

Deep Industry Expertise

IBM AppSec on Cloud

Tahseen was previously a Lead Developer of IBM AppScan Source Cloud Tool (SAST) which identifies vulnerabilities on Source Code. AppScan Source is trusted by many Fortune 500 firms. His contributions earned him the "IBM Managers Choice Award".

Large Bank (Canada) DevSecOps

Tahseen advised the client on Security Best Practices in DevOps Pipeline, including the use of proactive security controls, threat modeling, security unit tests, SAST, DAST and more.

Large Bank (Canada) IT Risk Vulnerability Management

Tahseen designed and developed a Data Driven solution to address the clients Vulnerability Management needs. He implemented IT Risk Model calculations in database solution to perform Risk Assessment. Tahseen lead development of SQL queries to generate trends and produce meaningful information from raw data and created ETL package using SSIS to automate data import, calculation and reporting process with another consultant. His contributions earned him an award.

Large Bank (Canada) AppSec

Tahseen performed Application Security Assessment (DAST) of 35+ Web Applications using tools and manual testing. He also authored 10 hr Application Security Training session for Consultants and Developers, focusing on how to best use tools to identify OWASP Top 10 Security Risks.

Fortune 60 Telecommunication Firm (US) Secure SDLC Automation

Tahseen designed and developed a custom solution using Node js, Express js, JSON and XML to integrate with IBM AppScan Enterprise REST APIs to automate DAST/SAST in SDLC.

North American Government Security Architecture

Tahseen Architected the integration of a Network Access Control (NAC) solution to an existing infrastructure being built by a large vendor for the client.

Top Financial Services Firm (Canada) DDoS Protection

Tahseen was the technical lead responsible for preparing change grid and organizing activities related to deployment of DDoS Solution to 14 mission critical sites. He also succesfully managed the deployment of these sites by coordinating with clients and an external vendor.

Top Printing Services Firm (US) IPS SIEM Optimization

Tahseen was one of two consultants to perform tuning of IPS leveraging data-driven approach prior to integration with IBM QRadar SIEM. They analyzed Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) logs, identified trends and provided recommendations to reduce false positives (70% of logs) and set preventive measures to block attacks. The Client realized the value of their work and extended their contract.

Leading Certification Consulting Firm (Canada) AppSec

Tahseen performed Application Security Assessment (DAST) of 35+ Web Applications using AppScan Standard, Burp and manual testing

Leading Engineered Environmental Solutions Firm AppSec

Tahseen performed Web Appliation Security Assessment DAST of clients Web Applications using IBM AppScan Standard, Burp and Manual Testing.

Multiple Health Insurance Firm AppSec

Tahseen performed Web Appliation Security Assessment DAST of Word Press Applications using WPSan, IBM AppScan Standard, Burp and Manual Testing.

Thank you WaterlooEDC for putting us on the Cybersecurity Map!2019: "New cluster map shows how Waterloo, Canada businesses are securing the world"

Full Article: https://blog.waterlooedc.ca/cluster-map-waterloo-canada-security

We are Back in Toronto!2019: Toronto Deep Learning Series

We are excited to be a part of the Vibrant AI community in Toronto. Facilitated a discussion on DeepMinds "Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge", presented by Liam.

"People in Cyber" Conference 2018: RBC

Talking about Cybersecurity and AI.

Sunny California!2018: San Francisco

Had a great time networking and getting some solid mentorship.

"Cyber Tech and Risk - AI" Conference 2018: RBC

Talking about Cybersecurity and AI.

AI Squared Forum" Conference2018: UofT

We were happy to share our insights on "The Needle in a Haystack problem of Attack Detection in Cybersecurity and how AI can solve it".

G10 AI Conference2018: Kitchener

It was an honour to share our prospective on AI within Cybersecurity among industry experts

We would like to thank The Uniersity of Waterloo for their support.

Demo at EY2018: EY HQ

We would like to thank EY for having us over for a quick demo. The view is gorgeous!

Office Space at Velocity Incubator2017: Velcoity Garage

We would like to thank Velocity for the free office space.

Startup School Graduation Dinner2017: YC HQ

We would like to thank Startup school for the early mentorship.

The Journey Begins!2017: SFO Airport

Goofing around at SFO.

Recent Talks

2019:Rangle.io Toronto Deep Learning Series

Facilitator, AlphaGo Zero Paper

2018: RBC People in Cyber Conference

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2018: RBC Cyber Tech and Risk - AI

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2018: UofT AI Squared Forum

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2018: Kitchener G10 Conference

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Closed Beta

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