Phoenix, Arizona – October 12, 2017 CYR3CON™ was selected as 1 of 10 finalist in PwC Cybersecurity Day 2017 International Cyber Security Competition, focused on showcasing the innovative technologies of these fast-growing, cyber security companies in front of over 200 international executives, IT security specialists, and investors representing multinational companies and institutions from Europe and abroad.

“We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist in PwC Cybersecurity Day 2017 International Cyber Security Competition,” said Paulo Shakarian, Co-Founder and CEO of CYR3CON™. “We feel that our
company’s platform, with its ability to leverage our advanced machine-learning algorithms and actionable intelligence from the deep and darkweb, is well suited to provide proactive cyber security on a global scale. In response, we have been bringing on new partners and actively expanding our global distribution channels as part of a larger international strategy to address the increasingly pandemic nature of today’s global cyber breaches.”

This year the goal is to help organizations fully understand the major international cyber security issues and challenges and take advantage of next generation solutions in the field.

"Two of these companies will receive awards: the Most Promising Company Award and the People’s Choice Award. It’s a great opportunity for them to showcase their technology, meet key decision makers and even investors to expand their business in Luxembourg, in Europe and beyond, thanks to the international players present on this occasion", says Vincent Villers, partner at PwC Luxembourg and Cybersecurity Leader.

About PwC Luxembourg ( is the largest professional services firm in Luxembourg with 2,700 people employed from 58 different countries. It provides audit, tax and advisory services including management consulting, transaction, financing and regulatory advice to a wide variety of clients from local and middle market entrepreneurs to large multinational companies operating from Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It helps its clients create the value they are looking for by giving comfort to the capital markets and providing advice through an industry focused approach.

About CYR3CON™
CYR3CON™ (Cyber Reconnaissance, Inc.) combines advanced machine learning with automatically mined deepweb/darkweb information to provide proactive, actionable cyber threat intelligence.  CYR3CON™ solutions are designed to empower network defenders with actionable intelligence without having to dedicate personnel to an additional system. CYR3CON recently received press coverage for identifying hacker discussion on vulnerabilities in advance of the massive ransomware attacks WannaCry and Petya in May/June 2017 and was featured in major news media outlets such at The Economist and CNN. CYR3CON has been winner and finalist in numerous defense and security innovations challenges, including TechConnect’s 2017 Defense Innovation Technology Challenge and Cisco’s 2016 Grand Innovation Challenge, and has also received a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps award.