Founded in Australia in 2017, Cydarm was one of the first graduates of CyRise, Melbourne’s cyber security startup accelerator. Our mission is to enable cyber resilience through better and faster security operations.

We believe that collaboration and human agency are essential to incident response, so we built our case management platform to support people and process. Cybersecurity is a team sport, and good teamwork relies on effective communication and coordination of effort, across different domain expertise and different levels of trust. Our approach combines best practice in security operations, comprehensive information capture, and flexible access control, to ensure that teams of any size and composition can respond to threats consistently and quickly.

We are proud to be supported by venture capital firm Right Click Capital.


Vaughan Shanks

Vaughan Shanks

Co-founder & CEO

Vaughan is a software engineer  with over 20 years’ experience and a longstanding interest in information security, dating back to early career roles as a UNIX systems administrator, and later work with federal government agencies.

Before founding Cydarm, Vaughan worked at Palantir, a Silicon Valley-based data analytics vendor, as a forward deployed engineer and deployment lead. Prior to that, Vaughan worked for almost 10 years at the Department of Defence, in Canberra, Australia and Maryland, USA, leading DevOps teams and driving analytic modernisation efforts using big data.

Vaughan has a PhD in Computer Science, specialising in high scale machine learning, and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering.

Ben Waters

Ben Waters

Co-founder & COO

Ben is a cybersecurity professional with over 10 years’ experience delivering cybersecurity advisory and assurance projects in Australian Government and ASX 200 listed organisations in the energy, insurance, telecommunications, retail, and technology sectors.

More recently, Ben was the first employee and an investor in Hivint, helping grow the business from its inception to an eventual sale to Optus Trustwave in 2018.

The sum of all these influences – an interest in growing startups and how security operations interact with other cybersecurity disciplines in a self-reinforcing feedback loop – has led Ben to Cydarm Technologies.

Ben has a Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems), a CISSP, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


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Cydarm Technologies Pty Ltd

710 Collins St

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