BANFF, AB--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - Canadian Cybersecurity firm HYAS secured top honours at the 2016 Banff Venture Forum, garnering the coveted best startup award in a competitive field. Beating well funded biotech and fintech companies, HYAS' ground breaking information security offerings won praise from the panel of US and Canadian venture capitalists. HYAS adds this recognition to other prestigious awards including the FBI Director's Award of Excellence, and Microsoft's Global Heroes award.

"We are incredibly humbled to receive such an honour," said Chris Davis, Founder and CTO of HYAS. "We have been getting very positive industry feedback on the upcoming release of Comox, our threat intelligence and attribution platform. To see the venture capital community's strong interest in HYAS' technology and recognition of this fast growing market is very encouraging."

Already in limited release with leading financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, international law enforcement agencies, and all of the major security companies, Comox acts as a "force multiplier" for institutions who are having to work harder and harder to protect themselves from breaches that can run into the millions of dollars. For these companies, HYAS technology makes their security operation centres much more effective, vastly increasing the accuracy of their findings and allowing them to quickly respond to potential threats.

Founded by a team of world-renowned security researchers, analysts and entrepreneurs, HYAS is a highly skilled information security firm developing the next generation of information security technology for the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets.

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Media Contacts:

Chris Davis
Founder and CTO
P: (250) 618-9618

Sasha Angus
P: (250) 618-0895