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Former PwC Consulting CEO Scott Hartz, with the help of Gov. Tom Ridge, is joining the startup fray and bringing TaaSERA, a company he recently joined, out of stealth mode. The anti-malware startup has a product thatfinds unseen cyber attacks. (Tom, DHS' first head, is serving as a company advisor.) The Cupertino, Calif.-based company says over 70,000 malware strains are born daily and TaaSERA plans to market to fed agencies and the private sector. The plan is to also use behavior modeling to stop cybercriminal hacking and identify insider threats. Some of TaaSERA's tech was licensed from SRI International, which used government R&D money to develop and prove the behavior model for international network malware detection.