Building secure pipelines and tools for industrial technology applications while reducing cyber vulnerability.


Cyberphysical Testbeds

Integrating IT/OT platforms for cost-effective prototyping

and analysis

Industry 4.0 Solutions

Delivering advanced machinery control systems protected against tomorrow’s threats

DevOps to the Edge

Accelerating deployment of machine learning and digital capability from the lab to the industrial edge

Digital Services

Supporting strategy, assessment and implementation programs that help our partners thrive in the cyberphysical reality



Contributing to the digital future means sharing our knowledge in security

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Fathom5 is a family of exceptional individuals who contribute to securing the digital future.


Zac Staples

Founder & CEO

Prior to creating Fathom5 Zac spent 22-years in the United States Navy as a surface officer specializing in electronic warfare. Zac's final tour was Director of the Center for Cyber Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School where he led inter-disciplinary research teams that explored cyber capability development and invented maritime artificial intelligence tools and methodologies for understanding shipboard electronic security. While at the Naval Postgraduate School, Zac also created HACKtheMACHINE, nicknamed the “Blue Angels for Geeks”, which seeks to inspire a new generation of technical talent to apply their skills to national security challenges. Zac holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.

Dave Burke

Chief Engineer

Prior to joining Fathom5, Dr. Burke spent 10 years working at various positions within the government. From acting as the Program Executive Officer for NAVAIR to becoming a chairman of the NATO UAS and then the Director of Cyber Warfare Detachment, Dr. Burke has mastered the focus and understanding of cybersecurity. In the summer of 2019, Dr. Burke left government service to join Fathom5 as their chief engineer where he directs the development of novel approaches to embedded system DEVOPS and cybersecurity. He holds three bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in computer engineering, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.




Are you ready to join the team at Fathom5? 

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