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Introducing TEN18 by Exabeam – Where Technical Knowledge Meets Business Trust

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January 26, 2024

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Exabeam is proud to announce the launch of TEN18 — a cybersecurity research and insights group dedicated to transforming technical knowledge into business trust for security practitioners, from security analysts to the CISO. Comprised of seasoned Exabeam cybersecurity professionals with both offensive and defensive expertise, TEN18 by Exabeam will analyze the global cybersecurity landscape and offer trusted opinions, deep technical insights, and impactful and actionable intelligence on cyber events and top-of-mind security concerns. 

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What’s in a Name? 

When Exabeam co-founders came together to start the company, big data became the source of inspiration for the name “Exabeam.” The AI-driven Exabeam Security Operations Platform was built on the idea of processing the massive amount of data today’s top organizations generate — oftentimes many, many gigabytes. Accurately predicting that “exabytes” of data would soon outpace “gigabytes” and “terabytes”, the team leaned into the “exabyte” unit of measurement. The name Exabeam is derived from “exabyte” — or one billion gigabytes (10 to the power of 18.) 

The name “TEN18” is an extension of the values Exabeam was founded on. Today’s security teams are inundated with hundreds, or even thousands, of security alerts per day. Shifting through and making sense of all of that security data has become critical to protecting organizations. Resource and budget constraints, developing trust with stakeholders, and showing value to the business are key concerns.

TEN18 by Exabeam was founded on the principle that big thoughts, opinions, and insights can translate into even bigger ideas, more meaningful security programs, and better defended organizations. Its name is a reminder of the group’s outsized dedication to comprehensive cybersecurity research and insights.

Meet the Visionaries Behind TEN18 by Exabeam

TEN18 by Exabeam was co-founded by Steve Moore, Vice President and Chief Security Strategist, Tyler Farrar, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Steve Povolny, Director of Security Research at Exabeam. 

Together, all three bring decades worth of offensive and defensive cybersecurity expertise. Learn more about each founder below: 


Steve Moore

Stephen Moore | Vice President and Chief Security Strategist, Exabeam, Co-founder TEN18, host of The New CISO podcast

Stephen Moore is Vice President and Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam, Co-founder of TEN18, and the host of The New CISO podcast. Moore has more than 20 years of experience in information security, intrusion analysis, threat intelligence, security architecture, and web infrastructure design. Before co-founding TEN18 and joining Exabeam, Moore spent seven years at Anthem in various cybersecurity practitioner and senior leadership roles. He played a leading role in identifying, responding to, and remediating their data breach involving a nation-state. Moore has deep experience working with legal, privacy, and audit staff to improve cybersecurity and demonstrate greater organizational relevance.

Learn more about Steve on LinkedIn.


Tyler Farrar

Tyler Farrar | CISO, Exabeam and Co-founder TEN18

Tyler Farrar is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Exabeam and Co-founder of TEN18. In his CISO role, he is responsible for protecting Exabeam – its employees, customers, and data assets – against present and future digital threats. Farrar also leads efforts in supporting current and prospective customers’ move to the AI-driven Exabeam Security Operations Platform by helping them to address cloud security compliance barriers. With over 15 years of broad and diversified technical experience, Farrar is recognized as a business-focused and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of advancing organizational security programs.

Prior to Exabeam, Farrar was responsible for the strategy and execution of the information security program at Maxar Technologies, which included security operations, infrastructure governance, cyber assurance, and USG program protection functions. As a former Naval Officer, he managed multiple projects and cyber operations for a multimillion-dollar U.S. Department of Defense program.

Farrar earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He also holds a variety of technical and professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Learn more about Tyler on LinkedIn.


Steve Povolny

Steve Povolny | Director of Security Research, Exabeam and Co-founder TEN18

Steve Povolny is Director of Security Research at Exabeam and Co-founder of TEN18. A distinguished cybersecurity leader with more than 15 years of experience leading global specialists of security researchers, data scientists, and developers, he brings diverse technical expertise and is an effective people leader with a track record of building high-performing teams. Povolny has a deep understanding of the latest developments in cybersecurity and is a frequent subject matter expert for the media. As a regular speaker at industry conferences, Povolny often shares insights on emerging trends, attack surfaces, and cutting-edge vulnerability and malware research.

In his roles at Exabeam and TEN18, Povolny and team have a singular focus: integrating world-class research into the industry’s top cybersecurity solutions to disrupt cybercrime and defend customers’ critical assets.

Learn more about Steve on LinkedIn.


The TEN18 Approach

TEN18 by Exabeam is not just a group; it’s a movement towards building industry trust, pushing big ideas forward, and shaping the future of AI-driven security operations in cybersecurity. Collectively, TEN18 brings decades of cybersecurity experience to the industry, from all sides of the business, from building large SOCs across government and industries; leading massive teams; educating boards, the C-suite and thousands of employees; to overcoming debilitating breaches, building advanced products, and mentoring future generations.  

“Helping leaders at all levels in cybersecurity build better teams and create better capabilities in security operations is our mission,” said Steve Moore, Vice President and Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam and Co-founder of TEN18. “We are committed to providing the industry with agnostic, high-candor, and no-nonsense information that is useful at all career levels.”

Through insightful event analyses, leadership perspectives, and coaching and mentoring, TEN18 aims to equip security professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape effectively.

In the age of real-time communication, TEN18 will keep the cybersecurity community connected through concise LinkedIn “micro-posts” that capture timely opinions and observations on the latest industry developments. These micro-posts serve as a valuable resource for staying informed and adapting to the dynamic cybersecurity environment.

For those seeking in-depth insights, TEN18 will offer frequent longer-form blogs that delve into unique perspectives on emerging trends. These blogs will showcase the group’s dedication to sharing knowledge, shaping opinion, and encouraging discussions within the cybersecurity community.

Recognizing the importance of agility in responding to cybersecurity events, TEN18 positions itself as a go-to source for rapid-response commentary. Their timely insights on breaking events contribute to a deeper understanding of the unfolding landscape, helping organizations stay proactive in the face of emerging threats. The group also shares their expertise by speaking at cybersecurity events and conferences.

Learn More About TEN18 by Exabeam

Join us on this journey, where technical knowledge transforms into business trust, and cybersecurity becomes a collective responsibility. Learn more about TEN18 by Exabeam.

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