Eric Hipkins
Jul. 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day, America!

The Founding Fathers of the United States had more than rebellion in mind when they signed the Declaration of Independence. They wanted a better world for themselves, their families, and all those who would one day live under the banner of America. They built a country upon the assurance of rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Imperfect as the journey has been, those rights, enshrined in the Constitution, have guided the great experiment for 242 years. One can only hope for the kind of foresight that can lead to nearly a quarter-millennium of advancement.

Fundamental rights are under regular attack by rogue nations, despotic leaders, and criminal elements. Ensuring their existence means actively defending them. This requires a force dedicated to understanding threats, working around the clock to safeguard others from hostility. The Armed Forces of the United States have long provided these protections and the Fourth of July is a reminder of their efforts.

R9B was established in 2011 by veterans of the U.S. military. Today, we are proud that nearly half of our growing workforce have served or are still serving in the defense of American interests. These men and women recognize the unique challenges cyberspace poses to preserving those inalienable rights. Cyberspace blurs lines of sovereignty and off ers levels of obfuscation and plausible deniability that make eroding basic rights far too easy. Our entire being as a company is to bring light to these challenges and solve them in innovative ways, not only for those organizations and individuals in the United States, but for all.

The Fourth of July is a time of celebration, remembrance, and appreciation for sacrifi ces made in the struggle for freedom throughout the history of this great nation. Today, we celebrate all those who have contributed to the protection of democratic values and essential rights guaranteed by our Shining City on a Hill.

To all Americans, we wish you a happy and safe Independence Day.