Connected devices are the future of business; they’re also the future of cyberattacks. Over 80% of organizations have already integrated IoT and embedded devices into their networks, and up to 90% are full of security flaws. Those weaknesses make them ideal attack vectors for bad actors to access valuable enterprise data. We decided to help the world’s top brands stop threats by building solutions that help them find and address weaknesses in connected devices.
Leading the charge.
In 2010 we introduced Binwalk Open Source®, which quickly became the industry standard for security analysts to extract firmware images. In 2017, we founded ReFirm Labs and unveiled a new suite of enterprise-grade device vulnerability management solutions. To date, Binwalk products have been used by 50,000 organizations worldwide.
No one understands attackers better than us.
Our team is composed of former offensive cyber professionals from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), where we specialized in the weaponization of device vulnerabilities. When IoT adoption exploded across the commercial sector, we knew that more businesses than ever were exposing themselves to attacks—so we turned our offensive cyber innovations into proactive tools for corporate leaders.
We're led by former hackers and proven business leaders who are reshaping the future of enterprise security.
Derick Naef, CEO
Derick is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience helping software companies bring new technologies to market. Derick was co-founder, CTO and COO of Group Logic, pioneering real-time conferencing, high speed automated file transfer, and secure mobile content management. After selling Group Logic to Acronis, Derick was responsible for top line growth and technical strategy as the GM and CTO of the Access Business Unit. He has a BA in Political Science from Duke University.
Peter P. Eacmen III, CTO & Co-Founder
Peter is a lifelong hacker, DEFCON Black Badge winner and member of the legendary “sk3wl 0f r00t” Capture the Flag team. Peter began his career as a Global Network Vulnerability Analyst at the NSA where he focused on identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in embedded devices to protect national security. He co-founded Tactical Network Solutions (TNS) with Terry in 2007, where he led the engineering teams and the development of technology that would provide the foundation for Binwalk Enterprise. He has a BS in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Terry J. Dunlap, Jr., CSO & Co-Founder
Terry turned his childhood arrest for hacking into an illustrious cybersecurity career. He first found a job as a penetration tester at Deloitte, later joining the NSA as a Global Network Vulnerability Analyst. Terry used his hacking skills to electronically track down foreign adversaries and locate nefarious backdoors in embedded devices that could threaten national security. In 2007, Terry co-founded Tactical Network Solutions (TNS) with Peter, focusing on the development of offensive cyber capabilities in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command and allied nations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics and Law & Public Policy from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s degree in Network Security from Capitol College.
Robbie Robbins, VP of Sales & Business Development
Robbie is a seasoned sales leader with 20 years of experience in the cyber security industry. Early in his career, Robbie helped launch PGP Corporation (acquired by Symantec), helping them grow sales to $35M. Prior to joining ReFirm Labs in 2018, he led sales for the Western region of threat intelligence platform ThreatConnect. Robbie has led teams at Seculert (acquired by Radware), NextLabs, Dimension Data and Raytheon. He has a BA in Management from Saint Mary’s College.
Craig Heffner, Principal Reverse Engineer
After serving in the US Army, Craig became a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst for the NSA Red Team. Craig joined Terry & Peter at Tactical Network Solutions, where he created Binwalk Open Source 2010 to help with his work hacking devices. Craig is a recognized expert and lecturer on embedded vulnerability discovery and exploitation of IoT and RTOS systems. He has a BS in Computer Information Sciences from ECPI College of Technology.
Join our team of experts
We’re looking to fill our team with hard workers and creative thinkers who are interested in setting the new standard for security in the Internet age. If you want to be a part of that future, we want you on our team.