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 Technologies is a privately-owned, elite grade cybersecurity firm that diagnoses, prevents and recovers organizations (government and private sector) from cyber attacks. Founded in 2016 by Matt Suiche, the company is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, one of the most exciting cities of the new world.

The Comae Service Portfolio

Comae partners with top tier enterprises to protect their clients, employees and stakeholders against cyber-threats and helps assess the security of their products to find flaws and vulnerabilities before attackers do.

  • - Application Security
  • - Reverse Engineering
  • - Penetration Testing
  • - Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • - Advising

The Comae Stardust Software Service

The Comae Stardust platform provides innovative and scalable memory forensics capabilities as a cloud-based web service. This allows organizations of all types to execute quick and comprehensive security assessments in order to serve forensic and incident response needs. Its memory toolkit has thousands of users across the globe, including government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

Comae Labs
Comae Labs was created to tackle emerging and unexplored security issues via reverse engineering. Its first release relates to blockchain security, through its “Porosity Framework” which allows unprecedented analysis of smart contracts.

OPCDE Security Conference

OPCDE is the first purely technical security conference serving the Middle East, which aims to cultivate the regional security industry via bringing leading

  • Matt Suiche



    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


    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.