Malcovery Security was a firm that provided customized intelligence reports and strategy consulting to combat cyber-crime, malware, phishing and other network-borne attacks against businesses.
The company was founded by Gary Warner in 2013 based on his experience and research as head of the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at UAB. Other co-founders included Don Scelza and Phil Compton.
In October 2015 Malcovery was acquired by Leesburg, Virginia-based PhishMe, which planned to keep its Birmingham staff at Innovation Depot, and employed Warner as "Chief Threat Scientist". That company was acquired by a private equity firm in 2018 and rebranded as Cofense. Warner left PhishMe to take a similar position with DarkTower, a division of Queen Associates of Charlotte, North Carolina for which he heads a Birmingham-based "intelligence team". Cofense has no presence in Birmingham.
- Alexander, Alan (October 15, 2015) "Birmingham cybersecurity startup acquired by anti-phishing company." Birmingham Business Journal