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About Us.

Leading the transition to MLSecOps.

We're building a safer AI Powered World by empowering a community of ML security researchers, finding unique exploits, and providing tools to reduce risk inherent in MLOps pipelines. MLSecOps puts security at the heart of ML design, enabling ML developers to continue rapidly innovating while protecting against unique ML vulnerabilities.



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"We saw a gap between an enterprise’s AI and cybersecurity organizations. Protect AI will be the catalyst to collapse the silos between those teams to help them build safer, more secure AI systems to dramatically reduce enterprise risk." 

— Badar Ahmed, Co-founder and CTO

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Our Story

Running some of the largest AI businesses in the world gave us a unique view into the needs from thousands of customers in how to successfully scale MLOps. As we watched more ML models be deployed into production, we saw a need to give AI builders a solution that would help make their environments more secure and tailored to unique aspects of ML code. Protect AI bridges the needs of cybersecurity and AI teams by helping them build the next stage of scaled, secure AI through the adoption of MLSecOps.


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Ian Swanson

CEO and Founder

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Daryan (D) Dehghanpisheh

President and Founder

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Badar Ahmed

CTO and Founder

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Diana Kelley



Alexandra Bush

Head of Marketing

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Chris King

Head of Product


Chloé Messdaghi

Head of Threat Research

Ed Sim

Ed Sim

Board Member

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Mark Kraynak

Board Member

Institutional Investors


Angel Investors and Advisors

Shlomo Kramer

Shlomo Kramer

CEO, Cato Networks

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

CEO, Signal Sciences

Nir Polak

Nir Polak

CEO, Exabeam

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Dan Plastina

Former VP of Security at Amazon Web Services

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Dimitri Sirota


Jessica Souder

Jessica Souder

Director of Expansion