Paladin Cyber, a leading full-stack cyber security and insurance platform, has announced that it has changed its corporate name to Upfort, reflecting its expanded capabilities amid unprecedented company growth and market demand. Upfort also announced two senior hires, Jeremy Wieber and Matthew Leanza, to advance its strategic initiatives and spearhead the company’s partnership-centric approach toward helping companies develop cyber resilience.
Upfort will continue to offer the same services as Paladin Cyber and also broaden its suite of offerings, moving from solely focusing on cyber attack prevention to taking a more encompassing approach to building cyber resilience. When the company originally launched in 2017, it prioritized the development and delivery of a SaaS cybersecurity solution to small-to-medium enterprises. Since then, it has also created a turnkey platform to run cyber insurance programs powered by automated underwriting. The company will combine these efforts under the Upfort platform.
“We are thrilled to introduce Upfort, building upon our successes and offerings to bring AI-powered solutions to insurers and brokers that can transform the way cyber insurance is underwritten and sold,” said Xing Xin, CEO and Co-Founder. “Upfort, formerly known as Paladin Cyber, represents our commitment to accelerating the world’s journey to cyber resilience, and we are excited to welcome two industry veterans to drive our partnership-led approach.”
Two new executives – Jeremy Wieber and Matthew Leanza – bring decades of expertise to the growing Upfort team. Wieber joins Upfort as Head of Strategic Partnerships, leveraging more than 13 years of experience within the insurance industry, including most recently with Farmers Insurance, where he was the Executive Director of Strategic Distribution and Partnerships.
Leanza joins Upfort as Head of Business Development drawing on significant expertise in insurance, business development, building new teams, and providing stellar experiences for partners & customers. Most recently, Leanza was the Vice President of Distribution at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
“We are proud to welcome Jeremy and Matthew to the Upfort team as we step into a future of continued growth and Upfort helps many more companies realize cyber resilience,” said Josh Riley, Managing Director and Co-Founder.