COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — R9B (root9B, LLC), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products, services and training, announced today that Nihon Cyber Defence Co., Ltd. (NCD), a Tokyo-based cybersecurity consultancy and solution provider, has joined the R9B Partner Program. NCD will offer R9B’s ORKOS credential risk assessment, entry- and advanced-level training and Managed Security Services (MSS).

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“Growing our international footprint is a priority for us in 2018, and having NCD join us as a partner allows us to continue expanding our distinctive, advanced adversary pursuit approach, HUNT, to new markets,” said Eric Hipkins, chief executive officer, R9B. “Japanese organizations will now be able to benefit from the same level of dedication from our elite cybersecurity team, our unique security-as-a-service model and our passion to outthink the cyber adversary as our current customers.”

R9B’s portfolio of cyber tools, training and services is a perfect complement to NCD’s customer offerings,” said Cartan McLaughlin, NCD co-founder and chief executive officer. “We are eager to begin credential and vulnerability assessments with R9B’s ORKOS platform, as well as raising cyber awareness and skills by bringing R9B’s comprehensive commercial training syllabus to the Japanese market.”

NCD is R9B’s foundational partner in Japan, and this announcement results from significant work conducted between both companies to define a solution set customized to the Japanese market. NCD’s founders bring a broad range of experience and knowledge in both security and financial technology to the R9B partnership, with a strong track record of delivery and trusted customer relationships in a variety of industries.

“The R9B Partner Program represents a unique opportunity for organizations such as NCD to join us in our mission to transform the way customers prepare for, evaluate and act against the adversary,” said Steve Picot, chief revenue officer, R9B. “We are delighted to welcome the NCD team, who will serve as R9B’s extended team to provide a much stronger and secure IT infrastructure platform in Japan.”

About R9B
Based in Colorado Springs, CO, R9B (root9B, LLC) is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Combining cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience, R9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, industrial control system (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit

About Nihon Cyber Defence Co., Ltd.
Based in Tokyo Japan, Nihon Cyber Defence Co., Ltd., founded in 2017 and with over 25 years of experience in the Japanese technology market, offers cyber security services and training across a broad spectrum of industries in Japan and to Japanese institutions overseas. With offices in Bletchley Mansion (Home of the Enigma codebreakers) in the United Kingdom to service Japanese clients in the UK and an operational base in Belfast leveraging experience from the UK’s military and governmental agencies, it brings a very deep understanding of the threats Japan faces today and in the future. For more information, contact

CONTACT: Erika Hipkins, 719-534-3994


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