About Our Team

World-Class Knowledge And Expertise At Your Service
James Hess

James Hess


James brings 20+ years of leadership experience in technical organizations.  He holds Masters of Business Analytics, Information Technology, Global Management and is a Tulane MBA.  James has served as both a Military Intelligence Officer and Blackhawk Pilot. He is a member of Infragard, Association of Old Crows, and the Copeland Foundation. He continues to serve in the 75th Innovation Command.

Arun Lakhotia, PhD

Arun Lakhotia, PhD

CTO and Co-Founder

Arun has been conducting academic research in applying machine learning to malware analysis for over 15 years. The absymal failure of traditional ML methods in accurately classifying obfuscated malware, as part of the DARPA Cyber Genome project, served as an impetus for developing what is today MAGIC™.
Gary Miliefsky

Gary Miliefsky


Gary is an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, bestselling author and keynote speaker who has been covered in Forbes, Fortune, and Inc. magazines. He was a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security, the National Information Security Group and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE. He is an entrepreneur and founder of technologies and companies with exits or licenses to Intel/McAfee, Computer Associates, Blackbox Corp, Watchguard, and Hexis Cyber.

Lee Hubbard

Lee Hubbard

Software Engineer

Lee Hubbard joined Cythereal in 2018 while an undergraduate student at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is currently working towards a masters in computer science at ULL.

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