About Us

PiiQ Risk is the leader in social media information risk scoring and individually contextulized spear phishing simulations based on individual publicly exposed information. PiiQ Risk provides the only SaaS based social media intelligence and risk platforms that deliver an automated analysis and scoring solution for social media risks to individuals and corporations - at scale.

Expertise and Experience

PiiQ Risk staff are recognized experts in open source intelligence (OSINT), social engineering, open source risk analysis and mitigation, open source vulnerability assessments and penetration tests, business and competitor intelligence, and due diligence. Our team includes specialists from the Intelligence services and Law Enforcement with collective expertise managing online capabilities across major global events including; the G8 Summit and the Olympics.

expertise and experience

Meet our Executive Leadership

Aaron Barr - Co Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Aaron is a recognized expert in information operations and exploitation, social engineering, open source intelligence, and digital covert operations.  Previously he served as a program manager at Northrop Grumman, leading three technical operations programs for three separate US intelligence agencies from 2001-2010, while also serving as Northrop Grumman's Technical Director for their Intelligence and Cyber Security Business Unit (a $750M organization) and the Lead Engineer for Northrop Corporation’s Cyber Security Integration Group in 2008, working to organize Northrop’s vast cyber capabilities across the company to satisfy national security objectives. Additionally, Aaron served as a Naval Cryptologist from 1989-2001 in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters.  He lead the European Advanced Signals Analysis Laboratories’ COMINT mission from 1998-2001 and was hand-picked for multiple forward deployed special intelligence collection missions.He has lectured frequently across both government and commercial security conferences about social media and open source collection and analysis.

Darren Millar - Senior Vice President Operations

Darren is a Law Enforcement veteran investigator who specialized in Cyber Special Operations and Open Source Intelligence.   He has worked on some of the most high profile investigations over the last 20 years within Europe and was an integral part of an elite unit responsible for over 200 global internet investigations in two years.  He has also conducted special operations for major global events in the last eight years including the Olympics, and Global summits.  Darren has consulted in North America with major Law Enforcement Agencies assisting them with cyber special operations policy, procedures and tactics.  In his spare time Darren is a keen sportsman and writer.

Alanna Nardella- Frost - Senior Director Growth

20 years in business development for various medical, insurance, and tech organizations across the US and Internationally. Over the past 12 years Alanna has been launching, growing, and even taking public 2 SaaS startups. She has migrated acquisitions into larger SaaS stacks and sourced, trained, and implemented partners & resellers for the aforementioned. Her focus has been specifically propping up & leading Go to market and sales strategy for startup sales, marketing, & channel partner programs for various products. Her expertise has been applied in the Daily Deal Space, MarTech, Insurtech, Healthtech, Data Archiving Compliance & Mobility, as well as Cybersecurity & Business Intelligence. Alanna has experience taking organizations public, managing investment rounds from the likes of google and amazon as well as designing, launching and growing partner and reseller programs with organizations like like New Media Investment Group, Gannet, Wordstream, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Proofpoint, and more.

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