Vishaal Hariprasad, best known as "V8," co-founded what is now known as Resilience in 2016 to bridge the divide between cyber insurance and cybersecurity. As a licensed insurance broker and producer, as well as a veteran of both the US Air Force and the cybersecurity industry, Vishaal brings the leadership skills he honed in his years with the military to his position as CEO for Resilience. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, V8 was commissioned to military service as a Cyber Operations Officer for the Air Force. Hariprasad is an Iraq War veteran and a recipient of a Bronze Star Medal. In 2012, he co-founded Morta Security, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks, where he then served as a threat intelligence architect. In 2015, V8 was tapped to serve as a founding partner at the Pentagon's newly established Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in Mountain View, California, an office under the Secretary of Defense charged with leveraging commercial technology to solve defense challenges. V8 holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the US Air Force Academy and an M.S. in Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).