Changing the game with...
- Reveal & Respond
- Active Defense
Pablo got his first computer for Christmas when he was twelve years old, and as soon as he went online, he was hooked. And he was hacked. The computer sparked not only his curiosity about programming but also outrage about people falling victim to hackers. Pablo and Jose grew up playing soccer together in high school and, along with David, shared a common bond in wanting to make sure other people would not fall victim to bad actors.
Pablo started working as a sysadmin, then spotting phishing attacks, researching malware, investigating fraud, and soon leading tiger teams and standing up security operations centers at companies like Telefonica and Deloitte - where they were in the trenches and on the frontlines fending off the latest attacks hitting global banking customers.
After two decades of addressing a relentless and escalating threat environment, Pablo, Jose, and David decided to build a product that would change the game and make a difference in the way fraud was being fought.
Traditional cybersecurity and fraud prevention is focused on addressing specific threat vectors and looking for the bad actor, asking the question, “do you look like a bad actor?”. But with advances in behavioral biometric data analysis, there was a better way. Their approach was to shift the focus away from the endless waves of threat vectors and bad actors and instead put the focus on the user and ask the question, “are you really you?”.
In addition to changing the game by shifting the focus to KYU, Pablo, David and Jose also wanted to make life easier for their fraud analyst friends who are being inundated by fraud systems that simply send alerts.
They built what they had wanted all those years when they sat bleary-eyed peering through alerts - a system that allows you to specify and automatically respond to attacks by protecting the user, not just raising alerts and locking accounts.
Just like the anti-virus market pioneered by McAfee evolved from detection to Endpoint Detection & Response, they saw that the Fraud market also needed to evolve from alerts to Fraud Detection & Response.
Changing the game with KYU and changing the game with Reveal & Respond was just the start.
Bad actors are operating with impunity, building attack-as-a-Service operations, going after vulnerable users and seeing no repercussions for their crimes.
The team wanted to be on the forefront with active defense - helping fraud fighters identify bad actors, the mule herders and mule networks - so that they could take down those accounts to prevent future fraud and support law enforcement as they investigated e-crime.
Revelock was founded with a clear purpose to stop bad guys from doing bad things. Our people are passionate about how our products make a difference. We all came to this company to help figure out how to protect people just like us from becoming victims of online fraud, just like our founders decided to do all those years ago.
“Revelock's focus on training their hybrid AI systems with behavioral biometric signals to ‘Know Your User' is a game changer in the industry.
At every sign-in, the Revelock platform quietly and continuously interprets new user signals, allowing banks to verify customers without impacting their digital experience. Bad actors can also be identified, giving security teams full visibility and enhanced defense capabilities. It's a powerful new tool in the fraud-fighting arsenal and one that we are very excited to help bring to market."
“The transition to a digital-first world has made fraudsters more nimble and effective than ever before. As a result, organizations are being pushed to the breaking point. I'm thrilled to be working with the team at Revelock to not just level the playing field, but to really tilt the tables back into the favor of the good guys."
“With billions of identity records including KYC databases circulating in the dark web and fueling account takeovers, one time KYC is no longer good enough. Companies must continuously KYU (Know Your User) that is actually using an account. Revelock is not just enabling KYU by modeling each individual user’s behavior, it is advancing the industry by working behind the scenes to protect users and automatically stop many of those attacks.”
Revelock co-founder José has over 10 years experience working in reverse engineering, malware analysis and cybersecurity at Telefónica and Deloitte, providing managed security services and anti-fraud services for large banking customers.
As CPO, José works closely with customers to design and deliver market leading innovations and oversees the product roadmap.
Revelock co-founder & CEO Pablo has over 20 years’ experience working to protect financial institutions and their customers from cybersecurity attacks and online fraud. First at Telefónica and then at Deloitte, Pablo gained first-hand knowledge researching malware, tracking adversaries, investigating fraud and standing up and operating cyber security and fraud operations for some of the largest banks.
Revelock co-founder David started his career as a white hat hacker on the renown Badchecksum team and has more than 15 years’ experience in the architecture, design and development of anti-fraud systems.
As CTO, he contributes to new product innovation and runs Revelock’s engineering and SaaS operations teams.
Pedro has extensive experience in data driven B2B Marketing and has held a variety of digital Marketing roles at companies like Kaspersky Labs, HP, Everis and IBM. Working with sales teams around the world, Pedro heads Revelock’s global marketing operations.
Nico has more than 20 years of experience managing cyber security, online fraud prevention and Banking-as-a-Service sales and sales engineering teams across North America and Latin America for Symantec, Veritas and TODO1 Services.
As COO, Nico works closely with sales, support and operations teams to grow the Revelock business.
Richard da Silva is a cybersecurity industry veteran. An experienced business leader with over 15 years of experience in IT companies including RSA and DELL. Passionate about business and technology, Richard started in operational roles moving up to managing strategic territories across EMEA.
With his background, he’s been able to add value in incrementing business and making organizations more effective from a strategic and operational perspective.
A serial entrepreneur and thought leader, Monica has been co-founder, CEO, CMO of cyber intelligence, cyber security, big data and enterprise software startups in Silicon Valley. After a decade in Apple R&D, she re-positioned, rebranded, built-out and scaled up companies including 4iQ, Aerospike, Alienvault (acquired by AT&T) and enCommerce (acquired by Entrust). Monica is on the executive board of How Women Lead and fund advisor to How Women Invest, a venture fund that is a game changer for women founders and funders.
A recognized expert in financial crime, Al's insights on identity, authentication, and fraud have been published by hundreds of publications and shared with audiences around the world. He most recently co-founded Breach Clarity, an award-winning data breach intelligence provider acquired by Sontiq, and previously served as head of fraud and security for Javelin Strategy & Research, where he directed the company’s oft-cited research and analysis on consumer identity theft trends. Prior to Javelin, Al cut his teeth fighting fraudsters at FIS, Goldman Sachs, and HSBC.
Janet oversees Cyber Data and Enterprise Monitoring, Perimeter Defense, Anti Money Laundering reporting, Third Party Assessments and Cyber Fraud at Capital One Financial Corporation. Prior to Capital One, Janet served for 16 years in the FBI and as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), governed the intel program for 56 Field Offices and all operational divisions. She also served as an Executive Manager at the Washington Field Office with oversight over all Cyber & Counterintelligence Analysts and delivered intelligence training programs for F500 companies, including Disney, Sony, United Parcel Service, Western Union. She is on the advisory board for the Cybercrime Support Network, serves as the executive sponsor for Women in Cyber, and serves as the lead Diversity Ambassador in Cyber at Capital One.
Doug brings over 30 years of experience in the technology industry successfully leading diverse teams from sales, marketing and operations within both the public and private sector. He serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Constella Intelligence, formerly 4iQ. Before joining 4iQ Doug was SVP of Threat Intelligence for LookingGlass Inc. where he led all services and intelligence delivery including customer product support, threat monitoring, threat analysis and special investigations. He was President of Cyveillance (acquired by LookingGlass) and has held leadership positions for both F500 companies and startups, including AT&T, Unicom, Neustar, Command Information and Anixter International.
Financial services product management executive with 20 years experience assisting public fintech companies and start-ups develop B2B payments strategy. Track record of leading strategic growth initiatives, advising on digital payments transformation and delivering innovative technology solutions. Millicent understands cyber and financial fraud risks and has developed risk mitigation strategies for digital payments products. She also brings governance experience through her advisory work with corporate and nonprofit boards, including audit and finance committees. Recognized as a thought leader, Millicent is a frequent speaker in the industry.
Dr. Aissi is a renowned security expert, a Founding Board Member of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), on the Advisory Board for VC firms and Technology companies, and was named CISO of Year in 2019. He holds over 100 patents and was co-author of the book Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms. He has been the SVP and CISO of Ellie Mae for the past 6 years, where he runs its overall information security program, including operations, engineering, GRC, third-party-risk, and business continuity. Prior to this, Selim was VP of Global Information Security at Visa, where he transformed Visa’s information security practice into becoming the market standard and was responsible for leading company-wide initiatives, including the overall security of Visa Checkout, Apple Pay, and Visa’s Data Protection Program. He has also held senior positions at Intel Corporation, General Dynamics, General Motors, and Applied Dynamics International.