Computer Security Experts Kyrus, Syndis Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership designed to address increasing demand for security services in international markets WASHINGTON – Cyber security solutions developer and service provider Kyrus announced today that it has finalized a strategic partnership agreement with Syndis SLF., the leader in cyber security expertise and consulting in Iceland.

“In Syndis we found a team that was a lot like us: deep expertise, a passion for security, and a hunger for innovation,” said Kyrus President and CEO Dan Hall. “No one on either team is satisfied with the status quo in cyber security, and the more diverse minds we have on these problems the better the outcome for everyone.”

“The chance to join forces with this particular group was a no-brainer for me,” said Rich Smith, Syndis CEO. “Having worked internationally I know what ‘world class’ really means, and that’s what we have here: world class expertise.”

Synids co-founders - Árni Már Harðarson, Theodor Gislason, and Professor Ýmir Vigfússon – are noted cyber security subject matter experts in Iceland and throughout Scandinavia.

Syndis’s founders have a long and distinguished track record in the penetration testing, software exploitation, and offensive tooling, which complements Kyrus’s expertise in hardware and software security R&D, reverse engineering, incident response and forensics. Both firms have extensive expertise performing vulnerability research and providing these insights to their customers in the most accessible ways possible.

About Kyrus

Headquartered in Virginia, with offices in New York, Chicago, Denver and San Antonio, Kyrus supports the cyber security needs of companies in the Fortune 50, manufacturing, financial services, and critical infrastructure sectors, as well as U.S. government. Kyrus’s employee-owners are recognized thought leaders, security book authors, adjunct professors and sought-after by the media for their expertise.  To learn more about Kyrus visit us at and follow us on Twitter @KyrusTech.

About Syndis

Headquartered in Reykjavík Iceland, with offices in New York and Copenhagen, Syndis is a research-focused center of expertise for cybersecurity in Iceland as well as the wider Nordic region. Specializing in the provision of offensive security based insights and solutions for the public and private sectors; Syndis’ investment in both internal R&D and academic partnerships ensures constant and bleeding edge innovation. For more information about Syndis please visit or follow @TheSyndis on Twitter.