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Lynn M. Souza
CEO

As CEO of Kyber Security, Lynn has combined her 20+ years of experience in technology with her innate leadership skills and passion in order to set a new bar for excellence in cyber security services.  Lynn is a hard-driving, goal-oriented professional who has blazed a trail for herself as one of the few female CEOs of a Technology company on the East Coast. As a former division 1 softball player for the Big East Champion Providence College Friars, she understands the true meaning of teamwork and leads her team of IT experts in a style befitting a competitive athlete. Among her employees she is known and admired for her compassion, grit and leadership. She believes talent is the greatest asset a firm possesses, and goes above and beyond to cultivate the potential of her employees and encourage them to strive for excellence daily. An eternal optimist with a can-do attitude, Lynn brings an extraordinary level of enthusiasm and unwavering conviction to every endeavor.

Lynn leads with a bold and unconventional style.  A true visionary, Lynn embraces opportunities for change and is energized by fresh perspectives.  She encourages, if not demands, that her entire team take an active role in the purpose and direction of Kyber Security.  Lynn places the utmost value on creativity and cutting-edge thinking and she emboldens her entire team to speak their minds, ask the hard questions and to challenge conventional wisdom.

Lynn earned her BA in Communications from Providence College, where she is still very active and involved with the Friar’s softball team. When Lynn is not focused on Kyber Security, she spends as much time as she can with her 10-year-old daughter, Jordyn.  Lynn serves on the editorial board for Channel Executive magazine, is a catechism teacher and also shares her entrepreneurial vision with elementary school kids as Junior Achievement classroom volunteer.  Always craving adventure and knowledge, Lynn loves traveling to new places and learning about different cultures.​

Mario Di Natale
CTO

Born to blue collar, immigrant parents in a suburb of New Haven, CT, legend has it that Mario was born with screwdriver in his hand and started voiding warranties shortly thereafter. After being raised on a steady diet of New Haven Pizza and hacker conventions, he decided to pursue a degree in computer science (much to his parent’s apprehension). On the day he left for college, his father told him that he didn’t know if there was any money in “computers”, handed him a shovel and told him that if that whole “computer thing” didn’t pan out, this shovel would still be here waiting for him.

Mario DiNatale then went on to garner a reputation as one of today’s most prolific technology visionaries, while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile executive in a variety of roles and projects.

Mario is currently the CTO of Kyber Security, prior to which he was the CIO of Hamden, Connecticut and Spectrum Virtual. Mario also acts as a mentor and adviser to a variety of startups, including the Google Incubator startup Kricket. Even while acting in an executive capacity, Mario still remains regularly engaged as a trusted penetration tester to many Hedge Funds and the Fortune 50, as well as an ad-hoc member to numerous elite cybersecurity “red-teams” when called upon.

With his recent involvement in the takedown of the Teslacrypt Ransomware ring, he has further cemented his position as one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity researchers and continues to act as a cybersecurity adviser to a multitude of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Organizations.

Spare time activities include Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, building Lego sets with his daughters, and reading books on Astronomy… And he still has that shovel his father handed him all those years ago.​

Ben Karsif
Senior Security Engineer

Ben's relationship with us dates back to 2010.  It was then that he began with Datto.  During his 6 years at Datto, Ben became the first Master (Level 3) Technician, launched the Software Quality Assurance department, and provided in-depth technical training to the Support team.

In his role at Kyber Security, Ben draws upon his broad range of experiences to resolve in-depth technical challenges, identify and highlight critical business metrics and KPIs, while ensuring the customer experience always comes first. Ben has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College with concentrations in Computer Science and Religion.  He has obtained his Comptia A+, Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator (CSSA), and Microsoft MCSE certifications.  Throughout his IT career, Ben has acquired advanced knowledge across a wide range of areas, specializing in Backup & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, and Technical Training.

Ryan Santoro
Security Solutions Executive

Ryan brings 10+ years of experience in the Managed Services Industry with a concentration on network infrastructure management and security. Ryan’s role of Security Solutions Executive at Kyber is focused on equipping small to medium-sized companies with the knowledge to take careful measures to protect themselves against cyberterrorism.

Ryan attended Bryant University where he earned a BS in Finance with a minor in Law. While at Bryant, he played college baseball, participating in the Division II World Series in 2004 and was the only player at Bryant to ever have 5 hits, 6 RBI, and 2 doubles in one game! When Ryan is not out talking to clients and prospects, he is the Assistant General Manager for the Branford American Legion Baseball program that has developed 50+ college baseball players. He is also a founder and board member of FELO (Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization), which is a young professionals group out of the Fairfield Chamber. With all of this, it is no surprise that Ryan was recently named to Fairfield County’s 2016 “40 under 40” list. Ryan’s work ethic, IT knowledge, and personable demeanor make him a wonderful resource for our clients. When Ryan is not out talking to clients and prospects, he is coaching for the Branford American Legion Baseball program. Ryan serves as the head coach of the 17U team that has developed 40+ college baseball players. The program has reached the American Legion World Series 4 times in the past 10 years out of 5,000+ teams. With the combination of Ryan’s work ethic and IT knowledge, clients love working with him and find him to be an amazing resource for their IT needs.

Glen Archer
Security Solutions Executive

Glenn has 20+ years of experience developing innovative technology solutions for his clients and therefore brings a unique vision to helping organizations through the challenges of cyber terrorism.

As a lifelong Connecticut resident with a passion for volunteer work, Glenn serves the community in a variety of leadership roles. He is an Ambassador for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and has been the committee co-chair for their annual business expo, The Big Connect, since 2008.  In 2012, Glenn was honored to be named the GNHCC’s Volunteer of the Year. Additionally, Glenn co-chairs the ACES Business Advisory Council and is a member of the Leadership and Advisory Boards of Best Buddies CT,  The Greater New Haven Salvation Army, and the American Lung Association of the Northeast. As a byproduct of his outstanding volunteer work, Glenn has a unique perspective on the challenges faced by non-profit organizations. This inside knowledge helps Kyber Security to be a premier IT security service provider for the non-profit sector.

 

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