About us

Hakin9.org has defined Yoroi ‘one of the most extraordinary companies founded in Europe’.

Cyber security is the new human need of the digital era. Throughout human history, security has always been about the threat to, and defence of, resources: food, shelter, money, lives, or a database storing customer credit card numbers. The instinct to defend inherited from our ancestors exists no matter if dealing with the real world or the digital world. In 1859, Charles Darwin published "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection", suggesting that survival depends on the ability to change as environmental conditions change, we'd like add to the equation the ability to defend which is the main reason why Yoroi exists. Yoroi, from the ancient Japanese, used to be the special light and flexible armour that Samurai were wearing to protect themselves. Like that armour, which was an invaluable defence tool, we monitor and protect our clients' cyber space. Our Threat Intelligence and Defence Center are worldwide recognised as best in class. In Yoroi we study and learn the behaviour of cybercriminals, watch the development of their strategies to try and take our clients' resources and design defending strategies and tools. Just as cybercrime has adapted and worked out new strategies to become even more effective in disrupting our clients' business processes, procedures, chains and resources, we also constantly adapt the response to their threat, never forgetting that: Defence belongs to humans.

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Our Credo

In Yoroi we come from different backgrounds and experiences, diversity is our strength. However, we have loads in common, we share the same values and the desire to defend the cyber space the best we can. This is our credo, summarising our beliefs, strategies and motivation in approaching our mission.

  • Defence belongs to humans, this is the way we survive.
  • Learn how to defend yourself. Learn to defend others. The cyber space is your battle field.
  • Cyber space is as real as the human dimension, its speed is just not comparable to human speed.
  • In cyber space threats can come from a human or a robot.
  • Our mission on this planet is to protect our neighbours from the threats belonging to cyber space.
  • In cyber space human beings confront machines and eventually other human beings.
  • Nothing is definitive. Accept everything as if it were constantly changing, but at the same time build it as if it had to last forever.
  • Perfection is in the detail.
  • If you do not understand something, reproduce it and build it from scratch. You will learn to know and appreciate its most intimate features.
  • Making mistakes is human, but sometimes they need to be learnt.
  • Do one thing at a time but do it flawlessly.
  • Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.
  • There is always more information than you can handle, learn to take decisions in the incompleteness.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • To excel is not enough, you must know how to communicate it.
  • Consider each commitment as a new adventure able to enrich and strengthen you.
  • Commit. Complete each job as quickly as possible to make room for a new adventure.
  • Let others speak first, so you'll know what to communicate.
  • Write the code you need.
  • Consider success as the past tense of succeed. Success is therefore an event that happened, make it happen again.

Marco Ramilli

The team

David Bevilacqua

David Bevilacqua is Co-Founder and Partner of Yoroi. David joined Cisco, where he successfully held numerous international roles, in 1996. In 2008 he became Vice President. From 2009 to 2012, he was Managing Director of the Italian branch of the company. In the two years before the appointment of CEO of Cisco Italy, he held the position of Managing Director for the Enterprise Market customer segment in the European markets and also led ad interim the Public Sector European team. Prior to this, he was General Manager for the South-East Europe area. From September 2012 to January 2016 he has been Vice President of Southern Europe of Cisco Systems that includes France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. Before joining Cisco, David worked at Sun Microsystems for 5 years. David has completed an executive MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, he’s a member of the board and Vice President of Stanford Club Italia. He is also a member of the board of Action Aid Italia and President of Donation Bay, a not-for-profit organisation born to sustain solidarity and volunteering activities toward different charity companies and to promote the Digital Culture. Since 2018, he is Senior Advisor of Jakala; Senior Advisor of Engie Italia and Senior Advisor of Technogym. Since January 2019 he is a member of Advisory Board of Cybaze SpA. In the past David has been member of the board and Vice President of American Chamber of Commerce in Italy; member of the board and President of Assolombarda for the Monza and Brianza area; Vice President of Assinform; member of the board of Confindustria Digitale and member of the board of Fondazione Triennale di Milano. In November 2011, he received the ‘Premio Eccellenza’ prize, awarded every two years by the management association Manager Italia, CFMT and Confcommercio to top executives, companies and professionals for their contribution to economic and commercial development.