About R9B's Cybersecurity Solutions


Founded in 2011, R9B began operations as a cybersecurity training company with a vision of delivering military-grade technology to the private sector. This was in response to the increasingly blurred lines between government and civilian targets. We quickly turned vision into reality with the development of advanced cybersecurity software and services designed to protect global networks from sophisticated threats. In 2013, we introduced the concept of threat HUNTing (HUNT) to commercial markets. Since then, our flagship platform, ORION, has deployed to hunt threats on government and private networks around the world. We strengthen HUNT with expertise in full-cycle Threat Intelligence, Managed Security Services, Managed Detection and Response, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, and Cybersecurity Risk Management. We maintain dedicated security operations centers in Colorado Springs and San Antonio where we actively monitor and patrol global networks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. R9B is headquartered in scenic Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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What does root9B mean?

Root refers to having complete system control. Cyber adversaries regularly attempt to gain root access. R9B aims to prevent that. The number 9, combined with the hexadecimal-to-decimal conversion of the letter B, forms 911, a reference to the infamous date in American history. Together, R9B underscores the power and potential danger of cyberattacks and the critical importance of cybersecurity in today’s interconnected world.



R9B strives to innovate how businesses look at cybersecurity solutions. The status quo has no place here and we don't include complacency as part of our vocabulary. Many companies promise a one-size-fits-all, “foolproof” software solution. On the contrary, we belive in taking a step back. First and foremost, we recognize cybersecurity as a truly human endeavor. While the basis of action is formed by technology, it is only a tool. We could use the approach of layering technology on top of technology, but we believe you need to “think like the adversary.” Each service and product we offer, from HUNT to cybersecurity risk management, takes into account tactics and techniques an adversary would utilize. These skills are learned through decades of observation and reinforced by expert intelligence analysis.


R9B’s executive team is made up of proven leaders in the sectors of cybersecurity, risk mitigation, and national security. This team works as one to guide our company with diverse backgrounds and a global perspective that is unmatched anywhere else in the cybersecurity and risk management industries.

Eric Hipkins

Founder & CEO

John Harbaugh

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Morris

Chief Technology Officer

Shayan Ilbagian

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Lawson

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Will Burns

Senior Vice President

Why R9B?


Proactive Security Pioneers

We first introduced the concept of threat HUNTing to commercial markets in 2013. Sincce recognizing that adversaries were beginning to blue the lines between attacks on public and private sectors, we were driven to provide military-grade IT security services and network defense to commercial enterprises. Since pioneering the HUNT industry, we have developed our powerful HUTN platform, ORION. This agent-less, easy-to-use, highly extensible HUNT platform is capable of responding to the most elusive intruders your network will see.


ISPs, SIEMs, Firewalls, , AV, IDSs, AM, endpoints! It has become easy for companies to believe that the more they spend on technology, the better cybersecurity they have. Unfortunately, this can cause unneeded complexity and even increase the severity and number of vulnerabilities in your networks. On the other end of each cyberattack there, unfortunately, is a living, breathing human. The best and only way to determine and understand their goals and prevent them from reaching them is to think like they do. Tools can be useful, but cybersecurity is truly a thinking person’s realm. At the end of the day, we are the top cybersecurity solutions provider when it comes to thinking like the adversary.