Head Italia Partners with root9B to Provide Gov’t Cyber Solutions (Video)

root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products, services, and training announced today its partnership with Head Italia, specialized in the integration, sale, and technical support of advanced military systems.

This partnership will provide Italian government and defense customers with cybersecurity solutions to protect their critical data and infrastructure.

The partnership brings root9B’s security solutions, cyber training and simulation platforms, and Threat Intelligence services to enhance critical Italian networks.

(root9B depicts the threat imposed when the most skilled cyber adversary in the world penetrates your veil of darkness. Courtesy of root9B and YouTube)

root9B will leverage its 24/7 Adversary Pursuit Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to provide Manned Information Security and Threat Intelligence services.

Eric Hipkins, root9B's Chief Executive Officer
Eric Hipkins, root9B’s Chief Executive Officer

Head Italia brings valuable market expertise, information technology professionals, and established relationships across Italy’s defense and government sectors.

“The market for advanced cyber solutions that protect and defend global networks continues to grow”, said Eric Hipkins, root9B’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Partnering with Head Italia provides the ability to deliver impactful solutions to countering cyber adversaries through the delivery of tailored solutions.”

“We believe the combination of root9B and Head Italia creates a strong foundation for growth in the Italian cybersecurity market, especially in light of the combined technical, product and multi-channel strengths each brings to the table,” said Sergio Testagrossa, Head Italia’s managing director.

“It will allow our customers to benefit from root9B’s ability to scale cybersecurity solutions, capabilities, unique talent, and training services.”


root9B brings unique experience supporting government, academia, and commercial sector entities.

The company is staffed by former Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community senior executives and operators with decades of experience defending critical networks from the world’s most sophisticated adversaries.

root9B’s products and services include HUNT operations, Managed Security Services, Threat Intelligence, cyber training, vulnerability assessments, incident response and forensics, mobile cyber protection, and capability development.


Ranked as the #1 Cybersecurity company for four consecutive quarters by Cybersecurity Ventures (Jan 2016), root9B stands in defiance of the unwanted human presence within our clients’ networks by attacking the root of the problem—the adversary’s ability to gain entry and remain undetected.

root9B’s application of advanced technology developed through cutting-edge R&D and engineering and refined through relevant, hands-on training is revolutionary. root9B combines next generation technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience.


root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, Industrial Control System (ICS) security, and Active Adversary Pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide.