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Coma Berenices is an ancient asterism in the northern sky which has been defined as one of the 88 modern constellations. It is located in the fourth galactic quadrant, between Leo and Bootes, and is visible in both hemispheres. Introduced to Western astronomy during the third century BC by Conon of Samos, its name means "Berenice's Hair" in Greek (via Latin) and refers to Queen Berenice II of Egypt, who sacrificed her long hair as a votive offering. Coma Berenices is the only modern constellation named for an historic figure.


Three of constellation's stars are visible to the naked eye: Alpha Comae Berenices, Beta Comae Berenices and Gamma Comae Berenices.


Alpha Comae Berenices (Alpha Com, α Com, α Comae Berenices) is a star in the constellation Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair). Although it has the Bayer designation "alpha", at magnitude 4.32 it is actually fainter than Beta Comae Berenices. It has the traditional name Diadem. It is said to represent the crown worn by Queen Berenice. A name occasionally seen is Al Dafirah, from the Arabic الضفيرة ađ̧-đ̧afīrah "the braid".


Beta Comae Berenices (β Comae Berenices, β Com) is a main sequence dwarf star in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices. The star is similar to the Sun, being only slightly larger and brighter in absolute magnitude. In terms of age it is younger than the Sun, being about 3 billion years old.


Comae Technologies

Comae consults with companies needing to improve the security and reliability of their information infrastructure, product or investment target, including applications, systems, hardware, networks and take all the appropriate steps to identify and protect them from threats and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information electronically stored, processed or transmitted.


Our consultants are at the top of their fields having vast experience in performing penetration testing and security assessments for some of the largest banks, telecommunication carriers, government institutions and over a dozen Fortune 500 companies in highly security environments.


We understand that our clients require agile and accurate assessments of their systems, regardless of the technology those systems are built on. We are specialists in understanding complex systems and deployments and are adept at building security testing frameworks to provide the most accurate testing possible, thus ensuring that we can effectively communicate the details of security flaws, and provide accurate and specific remedial advice.

  • Matt Suiche

    Founder

    @msuiche


    Matt Suiche is the founder of the United Arab Emirates based cyber-security start-up Comae Technologies. Prior to founding Comae, he was the co-founder & Chief Scientist of the application virtualization start-up CloudVolumes which was acquired by VMware in 2014.


    Matt is best known for his work in the memory forensics and computer security fields. His most notable research contributions include Windows hibernation file analysis and Mac OS X physical memory analysis. Between 2009 and 2010, he worked as a researcher for Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, The Netherlands, before starting MoonSols which specialized in memory forensics and incident response.


    In 2009 Matt was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Enterprise Security for his work in discovering multiple security flaws in multiple Microsoft Windows kernel components. In March 2014, Matt was highlighted as one of the 100 top key French developers in France, in a report for French minister Fleur Pellerin.


    Matt has also been a frequent speaker at various computer security conferences such as Black Hat Briefings, Microsoft Blue Hat Hacker Conference, Hackito Ergo Sum, Europol High Tech Crime Experts Meeting, CanSecWest, PacSec, Hack In, The Box, SyScan and Shakacon.

  • Andrey Bazhan

    Software Engineer

    @AndreyBazhan


    Andrey Bazhan is a Windows Software Development and Debug Engineer. In 2011, after a few years of studying Windows Operating Systems as an enthusiast, he got certified by Microsoft and became Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Windows Internals.


    As a software engineer he developed a few programs for advanced troubleshooting and exploring Windows Internals. His the most known project is DbgKit, which is the first GUI extension for Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg, KD, CDB, NTSD). As a debug engineer he found the root cause of failure in software products such as Windows 8/8.1, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Debugging Tools for Windows and Sysinternals.