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Magnet Forensics Acquires High Peaks Cyber, Further Bolstering the Magnet Graykey Labs Research Team

WATERLOO, Ontario & ATLANTA, GA – Magnet Forensics Inc., a developer of digital investigation solutions for more than 4,000 enterprises and public safety agencies in over 100 countries, announced today that it has acquired the strategic IP assets of High Peaks Cyber, a business dedicated to developing and delivering full-spectrum cyber capabilities across the government and commercial sectors.

Founded in 2021 and based in Utica, NY, High Peaks Cyber helps customers tackle their most difficult challenges in cyber with deep expertise in Android and iOS mobile device security, exploit solutions and vulnerability research.  As part of this transaction, Magnet Forensics gains a highly experienced team of innovative researchers to add to their world class R&D team.  

“One of the most important aspects of our technology is our ability to provide timely lawful access to as many mobile devices as possible,” said David Miles, President at Magnet Forensics. “With the addition of High Peaks Cyber to the Magnet Forensics team, we’re adding researchers with an incredible amount of expertise and success. Together, we’ll continue to deliver on our mission to unlock the truth and protect the innocent.”

The team at High Peaks Cyber will be contributing to the vulnerability research team at Magnet Forensics, known as Magnet Graykey Labs, which includes applied vulnerability researchers, exploit engineers, and access engineers. The team is dedicated to discovering 0-day vulnerabilities, building robust exploits, and scaling the deployment of those capabilities. The Graykey Labs team also works closely with customers to ensure critical law enforcement missions have timely and reliable access to all mobile devices in their investigations.8

“We’re extremely excited to join the Magnet Forensics team,” said Joseph Sharkey, CEO, High Peaks Cyber. “Magnet’s reputation is renowned in the industry for their innovation, and being a part of an organization with such incredible drive and dedication to their mission is the best way we can utilize our leading-edge research and technology.”

“The addition of High Peaks Cyber will further enhance our ability to create new classes of exploits and ultimately provide law enforcement the tools they need to conduct thorough and timely digital forensics investigations to protect their communities,” said Bernie Lampe, VP, Research at Magnet Forensics.

Under the terms of the agreement, Magnet Forensics will acquire High Peaks Cyber’s strategic IP assets and hire the High Peaks Cyber team. The deal was completed on January 12, 2024. The parties have agreed not to disclose any details of the transaction.

About Magnet Forensics

Founded in 2010, Magnet Forensics is a developer of digital investigation solutions that acquire, analyze, report on, and manage evidence from digital sources, including mobile devices, computers, IoT devices and cloud services. Magnet Forensics products are used by more than 4,000 public and private sector customers in over 90 countries and help investigators fight crime, protect assets, and guard national security.

About High Peaks Cyber

High Peaks Cyber LLC is a small business dedicated to developing and delivering full-spectrum cyber capabilities across the government and commercial sectors. They help customers tackle their hardest & newest problems in cyber.


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