Chris Ciabarra

Christopher Ciabarra is an American businessman who is the co-founder and former chief technology officer of Revel Systems which Ciabarra exited shortly after the company got a 500m evaluation.[1] Ciabarra help raise over 100m in funding at Revel.[2] Revel was a manufacturer of point-of-sale systems which Ciabarra created on the Apple iPad. Ciabarra founded Athena Security INC with Lisa Falzone after they sold their first company to private equity. Ciabarra also created Network Intercept, a Los Angeles security software firm.[3] Ciabarra has provided Internet security advice worldwide and to the United States Department of Homeland Security. Ciabarra in 2018 co-founded Athena Security INC which has created a "Gun Detection System" to help save student lives around the world from active shooter situations. Ciabarra has also created at Athena: Temperature Checking System[4] and a Walk Through Metal Detector[5] to maintain public safety.

Christopher Ciabarra
Alma materKutztown University of Pennsylvania, Alvernia University
OccupationChief Technical Officer
EmployerAthena Security

Early life and educationEdit

Ciabarra's entrepreneurial roots go back to the age 16,[6] selling candy out of his backpack in high school and in college he fixed and sold websites.[7] He earned his Bachelor of Science in computer science in 2000 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.[8] He received his Master of Business Administration in 2004 from Alvernia University.[9]


Ciabarra founded Network Intercept, a security software firm based in Los Angeles.[8][10] At Network Intercept, he served as president, CEO, and security specialist.[11][12][13]

Ciabarra designed, Scan-on-the-Go Secure, Adrenaline cell phone app, and Nano-stealth. He has worked in the anti-hacker field and with PCI compliance.[13]

Ciabarra founded Revel Systems with Lisa Falzone in 2010. Ciabarra developed the technology behind Revel’s iPad Point of sale and led the technological advancements as well as oversee data security of the system while employed at Revel. Ciabarra designed Revel Ethernet Connect,[14] which provides failover connections between Wi-Fi and Ethernet. In 2016, Revel Systems was named the Leading iPad Point of Sale Company during Apple’s Q4 Financial Results Conference Call.

Ciabarra co-founded a team at Athena Security[15] with Lisa Falzone which created a Gun Detection platform[16] which pivoted to Temperature Detection[17] that is in American hospitals, airports and businesses.[18]

Other activitiesEdit

Ciabarra is a certified thermographer for Temperature Detection Systems, he is a member of Forbes Technology Council[19] and the International Frozen Yogurt Association.[20] He has worked with the Evian Group in their efforts to prevent protectionism and collapse of trade.[21] Ciabarra has written for publications in the technology and marketing industries including Payments Source.[22] Ciabarra is also a licensed Pyrotechnic Special Effects Operator in Texas.[23]


  1. ^ D'Ambrosio, Daniel. "Tech Entrepreneur Is Making The World Safe For Her Daughter". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  2. ^ Konrad, Alex. "With $100 Million In New Funds, Revel Systems Keeps Fighting For Point Of Sale". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  3. ^ "The Big Security Threat of Small Laptops".
  4. ^ "Temperature Checking | body temperature elevated". Athena Security. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  5. ^ "Walk-Through Metal Detector | Athena AI Threat Detection". Athena Security. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  6. ^ "Company Creates Temperature Detection System to Slow COVID-19 Spread". Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  7. ^ "Ambition January - February 2015".
  8. ^ a b "How the iPad is Changing Retail POS Systems | TEC".
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Dunn, John E. "Ultra-secure Firefox offered to UK bank users".
  11. ^ "Desktop, portable device and mobile phone protected browsing and data encryption solutions introduced by Network Intercept". 26 February 2010.
  12. ^ "Suckers for Spam: When Will They Ever Learn?".
  13. ^ a b "How to STOP Keyloggers, COLD (by Tim O'Neill)".
  14. ^ Shu, Catherine. "Revel Adds Ethernet To Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Platform For More Secure Connections".
  15. ^ "Our Team". Athena Security | Fever Detection | Gun Detection | Coronavirus Detection. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  16. ^ "A.I. Security Cameras Are the Latest High-Tech Attempt to Combat Mass Shooters". Fortune. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  17. ^ Flores, Christian (2020-05-14). "Austin company developing mass-temperature taking technology". KEYE. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  18. ^ Walravens, Samantha. "Startup Uses Fever Detection Technology To Stop Spread of Coronavirus". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  19. ^ "Forbes Technology Council Member Spotlight: Chris Ciabarra, Co-Founder and CTO of Revel Systems - Forbes Councils". 2 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Meet IFYA Expert, Chris Ciabarra, CTO & Co-Founder, Revel Systems". 12 December 2013.
  21. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2015-10-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "Pyrotechnic & Flame Effect Licensing". Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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