UK-Based Cybersecurity Firm Digital Shadows Opens in Dallas

Digital Shadows CEO said Texas, and especially Dallas, was an attractive location for the expansion because of the “huge pool of talent” and the availability of top security professionals. The company joins an already robust cybersecurity industry in North Texas, which is on a growth trajectory.

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Digital Shadows, a digital risk management and relevant threat intelligence company, has announced the expansion of its U.S. Intelligence Operations Center with a new office located at Mockingbird Station.

The Dallas Regional Chamber along with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at Digital Shadows’ Dallas office this afternoon including the company’s CEO and co-founder Alastair Paterson and co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer James Chappell.

Texas, and especially Dallas, was an attractive location for the expansion because of the “huge pool of talent” and the availability of top security professionals said Chappell in a statement.

“There is such a rich heritage of technology and innovation in Dallas that we feel confident that Digital Shadows can expand our U.S. Intelligence Operations Center to support the rapid growth the company has experienced in support of our customers on a global basis by providing relevant threat intelligence, context, expertise, and remediation that enables them to focus on their core business,” Chappell said.

Almost 15 percent of Digital Shadows’ workforce is already based in the Dallas area with aggressive growth plans in place.

Digital Shadows was founded in 2011 by Paterson and Chappell at a kitchen table in London and has since grown to become a Silicon Valley-backed global cyber security company, raising $49 million in funding and addressing digital risks across the open, deep, and dark web for more than 200 global clients. The company has almost 200 employees in offices including London, San Francisco, Singapore, Frankfurt, and the new Dallas location. According to Digital Shadows, almost 15 percent of its workforce is already based in the Dallas area with aggressive growth plans in place.

“We are excited and delighted to attract top international businesses of the stature of Digital Shadows to the city,” said Rawlings in a statement. “Their ability to protect companies from cyber threats and digital risks put them at the forefront of solving big challenges that all businesses face today. We know that Dallas has the talent and the right business-friendly climate to provide the best support in the country for companies like Digital Shadows.”

Duane Dankesreiter, Dallas Regional Chamber senior vice president of research and innovation, noted the cyber security industry is strong and continuing to grow in Dallas-Fort Worth with talent to support that rise. The new Digital Shadows office “continues the momentum we are seeing across our business community,” he said.

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Digital Shadows founders, Alastair Paterson and James Chappell, with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings cutting the ribbon to the firm’s Dallas office. [Photo Courtesy Digital Shadows]

Digital Shadows founders, Alastair Paterson and James Chappell, with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings cutting the ribbon to the firm’s Dallas office. [Photo Courtesy Digital Shadows]

Duane Dankesreiter, left, Dallas Regional Chamber senior vice president of research and innovation, listens to Digital Shadows founders, Alastair Paterson and James Chappell, talk with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, center. [Photo Courtesy Digital Shadows]

Digital Shadows founders, Alastair Paterson and James Chappell, with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, center, at the firm’s grand opening. [Photo Courtesy Digital Shadows]

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