After several years working with the FBI on major cyber-crime cases, Gary Warner launched a cyber-crime forensics group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2007. Malcovery was launched in early 2013 and is based on over six years of research and development conducted at the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) at UAB. In in relatively short time, Malcovery has earned the trust and business of some of leading banks, financial services, retailers, e-tailers, healthcare and other companies. In limited cases, Malcovery also works on behalf of its customers with law enforcement globally, including the Justice Department, FBI, Secret Service, Interpol, et al. Malcovery customers enjoy measureable and substantial impact on malware and credentialed phishing attacks.

Malcovery provides cyber threat intelligence that helps companies protect their network and their brand from malware and phishing attacks. Unlike vendors that only look at a threat in isolation, we use pattern-matching analysis to identify the biggest threats, how they are related, and how they are delivered.

Malcovery delivers actionable intelligence to our customers in four forms (machine-readable, on-demand investigation tools, and PDF reports), each optimized for a specific use case.  We also provide expert coaching and analysis to help companies operationalize the service and execute best practices. This enables the security team to use their existing tools to detect threats faster, prioritize a response, and disrupt the attacks.

G.T. LaBorde

G.T. LaBorde, Chief Executive Officer

G.T. LaBorde is a successful technology executive and serial entrepreneur. G.T. co-founded MedMined, a SaaS company that used patented data mining techniques to track hospital-acquired infections. G.T. was MedMined’s first employee and served as COO and co-CEO. After raising only one round of venture capital ($2.4m) in 2001, MedMined grew to 240 hospital customers in 27 states when it was sold to Cardinal Health in 2006 for more than $100 million. After acquisition, G.T. served as the General Manager of the business unit for two years, in which every earn-out target was hit. He then was an Operating Consultant with Eastside Partners, where he was an investor and advisor to technology companies. Several of those companies have already enjoyed sucessful exits. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at UAB’s Collat School of Business. G.T. currently serves on the Board of Directors at Hygia Health Services and on the Executive Committee for TechBirmingham. G.T. received a B.A. in Economics and J.D. from Louisiana State University.


Gary Warner

Gary Warner, Chief Technologist, Co-Founder

Gary Warner is a world-renowned researcher and speaker on the subject of catching cyber criminals. Gary, a seven-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, is the visionary, inventor, as well as patent holder, for much of the technology that drives the Malcovery solutions. In his role of Chief Technologist for Malcovery Security, Gary drives technical product direction, architecture, and definition and development of security application.  In addition to his Malcovery role, he remains the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In this role, which brings together the Computer and Information Science department with the Justice Science department, he is doing research that helps law enforcement and other security professionals identify, apprehend, prosecute, and convict cybercriminals, and spreads information to victims and potential victims about cybercrime issues. Gary was the founding president of the Birmingham chapter of the FBI’s InfraGard program, has served on the boards of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and the National Board for the Energy ISAC. He has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Mueller for “Exceptional Service in the Public Interest” and received the IC3 and NCFTA’s Partnership Award “in recognition of his outstanding support in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.”

View Gary’s TEDx Birmingham talk.

Don Scelza

Don Scelza, SVP of Engineering and Technical Support, Co-Founder

Don Scelza’s career in the high tech industry spans over 30 years. He started working in the Computer Science department at Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) as an undergraduate and after graduation remained on the research staff working on large-scale multiprocessor operating system design. From there Don went on to a Pittsburgh start-up, Three Rivers Computer, later known as PERQ Systems. He helped build the first operating system for the PERQ workstation and then went on to manage the software organization. Don was a director at FORE Systems (acquired by Marconi) and became the VP of World Wide Customer Support and Service at Marconi. Don is a co-founder and partner at Silver Lining Partners. Don is also a paramedic and is currently the president of his local EMS. Don has a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.S. in Organizational Studies from Robert Morris University.

Phil Compton

Phil Compton, Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder

Phil Compton has more than 25 years of financial and operational experience in building the infrastructure, processes and profitability of several technology companies, wherein he has helped raise over $100M in venture financing. Most recently, Phil was the Senior VP of Finance for Netronome, where he helped close a $23M funding round in the midst of the 2010 “Great Recession”. He was the CFO & a key startup member for CoManage, in which he was involved in raising nearly $60M in venture funding and securing $10M in debt financing. Phil also served as the CFO for WiseWire, where he coordinated its acquisition for $40M by the web portal Lycos. He began his career with the Big Four accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and later joined Black Box Corporation (BBOX on NASDAQ), where he played significant roles in both a leveraged buyout (LBO) and an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Phil is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Hugh Docherty

Hugh Docherty, EVP, Products and Strategy

Hugh Docherty is a software industry executive who is passionate about building teams to deliver products and services that customers love. Hugh has a proven ability to manage the challenges of an early stage company while bringing the first products to market. He has over twenty years experience working with consumer, small business, and enterprise customers including the past 8 years that he has dedicated to the information security industry. Before joining Malcovery, Hugh was Vice President of Product Management at Trustwave where he was responsible for data and network security products used by companies worldwide to protect their employees and sensitive information. Hugh joined Trustwave through its acquisition of BitArmor where he held a similar position. Prior to that he served in leadership roles at Entigo, Quest Software and Intuit (Galt Technologies). Hugh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.