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Josh Lefkowitz
Chief Executive Officer
Josh Lefkowitz executes the company’s strategic vision to empower organizations with the fastest, most comprehensive coverage of threatening activity on the internet. He has worked extensively with authorities to track and analyze terrorist groups. Mr. Lefkowitz also served as a consultant to the FBI’s senior management team and worked for a top tier, global investment bank. Mr. Lefkowitz holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Williams College.
Evan Kohlmann
Chief Innovation Officer
Evan Kohlmann focuses on product innovation at Flashpoint where he leverages fifteen years’ experience tracking Al-Qaida, ISIS, and other terrorist groups. He has consulted for the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Justice, the Australian Federal Police, and Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command, among others. Mr. Kohlmann holds a JD from the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School and a BSFS in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown Univ.
Josh Devon
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Product Officer
Josh Devon focuses on product vision and strategy at Flashpoint while ensuring the company’s departments function synergistically during its rapid growth. He also works to ensure that customers receive best in class products, services, and support. Previously, Mr. Devon co-founded the SITE Intelligence Group where he served as Assistant Director. He holds an MA from SAIS at Johns Hopkins Univ. At the Univ. of Pennsylvania, he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Chris Camacho
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Camacho leads the company’s global sales team, which includes solution architecture, business development, strategic integrations, partnerships, and revenue operations; he is also the architect of Flashpoint’s FPCollab sharing community. With over 15 years of cybersecurity leadership experience, he has spearheaded initiatives across Operational Strategy, Incident Response, Threat Management, and Security Operations to ensure cyber risk postures align with business goals. Most recently as a Senior Vice President of Information Security at Bank of America, Mr. Camacho was responsible for overseeing the Threat Management Program. An entrepreneur, Mr. Camacho also serves as CEO for NinjaJobs: a career-matching community for elite cybersecurity talent. He has a BS in Decision Sciences & Management of Information Systems from George Mason University.
Lisa Iadanza
Chief People Officer
Lisa M. Iadanza leads all functional areas of People Operations at Flashpoint, including human resources, talent acquisition & management, employee engagement, and developing high performance teams. In addition to collaborating with the executive team to drive strategic growth, she plays an integral role in fostering Flashpoint’s culture and mission. Driven by her passions for mentorship, employee advocacy, and talent development, Ms. Iadanza has more than twenty years of experience in building, scaling, and leading human resources functions. Prior to Flashpoint, she held leadership roles at Conde Nast, Terra Technology, and FreeWheel. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and holds a bachelor’s degree in management with concentrations in human resources and marketing from State University of New York at Binghamton.
Donald Saelinger
President
Donald Saelinger is responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives to accelerate Flashpoint’s growth and scale. In this role, Donald leads a broad portfolio including Marketing, Customer Success, Revenue Operations, Legal and related functions, and is focused on helping the company execute on a go-to-market approach that maximizes value to our customers. Prior to Flashpoint, Donald served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Endgame, Inc., an endpoint detection and response company acquired by Elastic N.V. in 2019, and where he led a range of teams focused on growth, scale, and legal and compliance matters. Donald also previously served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Opower, Inc. (NYSE: OPWR), a global provider of SaaS solutions to electric and gas utilities that was acquired by Oracle, Inc. in 2016. Donald graduated from Columbia University in 2000 and received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2006.
Rob Reznick
SVP Finance and Corporate Development
Rob Reznick leads the finance, accounting, and corporate development teams at Flashpoint. Rob previously served as Director of Finance & Accounting for 1010data (acquired by Advance/Newhouse), and Director of Finance for Financial Guard (acquired by Legg Mason) after prior work in forensic accounting and dispute consulting. Mr. Reznick is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA and MAcc from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, and a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Tom Hofmann
SVP Intelligence
Tom Hofmann leads the intelligence directorate that is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of Deep and Dark Web data. He works closely with clients to prioritize their intelligence requirements and ensures internal Flashpoint operations are aligned to those needs. Mr. Hofmann has been at the forefront of cyber intelligence operations in the commercial, government, and military sectors, and is renowned for his ability to drive effective intelligence operations to support offensive and defensive network operations.
Jake Wells
SVP Solutions Architecture
Jake Wells leads strategic integrations and information sharing as part of the client engagement & development team, which serves as an internal advocate for our government and commercial clients to ensure Flashpoint’s intelligence solutions meet their evolving needs. He leverages a decade of experience running cyber and counterterrorism investigations, most recently with the NYPD Intelligence Bureau, to maximize the value customers generate from our products and services. Mr. Wells holds an MA from Columbia University and a BA from Emory University.
Brian Brown
SVP Strategy and Business Development
Brian Brown is responsible for the overall direction of strategic sales and development supporting Flashpoint’s largest clients. In his role, Mr. Brown focuses on designing and executing growth-oriented sales penetration strategies across multiple vertical markets, including both Government and Commercial, supporting Flashpoint’s Sales and Business Development Teams. An experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Brown also serves as CSO for NinjaJobs, a private community created to match elite cybersecurity talent with top tier global jobs and also advise growth-stage cybersecurity companies.
Justin Rogers
VP Revenue Operations
Justin Rogers leads the Revenue Operations team at Flashpoint, aligning sales, marketing, partnerships, customer success, and finance across vision, planning, process, and goals. He leverages over 15 years of experience in security, strategy, product design, and implementation to drive growth, provide an end-to-end view of the customer journey, and a seamless customer experience. Recently, Justin led Marketing for Centripetal, bringing the first Threat Intelligence Gateway to market. Previously, he managed operations of a Counter IED lab electronics forensics division while forward deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Justin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Peter Partyka
VP Engineering
Peter Partyka leads Flashpoint’s engineering teams. Peter previously worked in the quantitative hedge fund space in New York City, implementing security and administrative solutions around proprietary trading platforms, high-availability cloud deployments, and hardening of applications and infrastructure. Peter leverages more than 16 years of experience in technology specializing in application security, red-teaming, penetration testing, exploit development, as well as blue-teaming. Peter has a long track record of managing tech teams and implementing engineering security best practices. Recently Peter led Flashpoint toward GDPR and CCPA compliance and has been a key architect of Flashpoint’s robust compliance programs. Peter has taught advanced cybersecurity courses at New York University and consulted at various tech startups during his career.
Paul Farley
VP APAC Sales
Paul Farley is responsible for the Asia-Pacific region of Flashpoint's international business, including Australia, Japan, and Singapore. In his role at Flashpoint, Paul is executing growth-oriented sales strategies across multiple countries and vertical markets, including both Government and Commercial. Paul has extensive experience leading regional sales for both pre-IPO growth businesses and large organizations such as RSA, EMC and DELL.
Steven Cooperman
VP Public Sector Sales
Steven Cooperman is responsible for Flashpoint’s strategy and sales growth of its public sector business. He also supports the development of a robust partner ecosystem for public sector business to deliver value added offerings and innovation focused to the mission of government. Steven has an established and diverse career in the Public Sector, holding leadership positions at a number of successful enterprise software companies and Federal System Integrators, including ServiceNow, HP, Oracle and Northrop Grumman. He holds an MA in Analytic Geography from the State University of New York - Binghamton, and received his BS in Geology from the State University - Oneonta.
Matthew Howell
VP Product
Matthew Howell leads the Product Management and Product Marketing teams for Flashpoint. He is responsible for developing a strong team that drives product adoption and user engagement through outcome based prioritization, continuous process improvement, and metrics driven development. Matthew brings a passion for diverse ideas, experience launching B2B SaaS products, building integration ecosystems, supporting five 9s SLAs, and leading distributed teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia
Glenn Lemons
Executive Director Strategic Accounts Engagement
Glenn Lemons is Executive Director, Strategic Accounts Engagement at Flashpoint. He previously served as the acting Director of Citigroup's Cyber Intelligence Center where he was responsible for analyzing and reacting to intelligence from a variety of threats. These threats ranged from fraudulent activity and attempting to defraud Citi's clients to supporting security operations for the firm's worldwide network presence. He has extensive experience working with multiple clients across the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and public sectors. Glenn also has more than 26 years of intelligence experience within the operational and support communities in the U.S. military and federal civilian service; seven of which focused on both defensive and offensive cyber operations. While working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional committees and member requested open and closed sessions.
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Steve Leightell
Steve started his career in Internet sales in the early 1990s and was always a top sales rep before transitioning to business development. By the early 2000s, he was the Director of Business Development at DWL, where he managed a team that built partnerships with Accenture, Oracle, Tata Consulting, Wipro, Cognizant and IBM. Steve designed the channel and strategy that ultimately culminated in the acquisition of DWL by IBM in 2005. He went on to lead a global team within IBM that was responsible for major system integrator partnerships. In 2008, he left IBM to found a niche consulting firm focused on business development for SaaS organizations. Steve holds a BA in anthropology and sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler is a Partner at Greycroft and is based in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital. Ellie also worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the unified communications, enterprise software, mobile, and video sectors. While at Cisco, she was involved in multiple acquisitions and investments, including PostPath, Jabber, Xobni, and Tandberg. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston. Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Glenn McGonnigle
Glenn McGonnigle is a General Partner at TechOperators. Prior to launching TechOperators in 2008, Glenn was CEO of VistaScape Security Systems, a venture-backed provider of enterprise intelligent video surveillance software. He lead the company through its successful sale to Siemens Building Technologies. Previously, Glenn was a co-founder and senior executive of Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems (ISS) where he helped raise initial venture capital and launch the business. For 7 years, he led the business development team in developing sales channels and entering the managed security services market. During his tenure, the company grew from startup to revenues of over $225 million and was later acquired by IBM for $1.3 billion.
Brendan Hannigan
Brendan joined Polaris Partners in 2016 as an entrepreneur partner. In this role, he focuses on funding and founding companies in the technology sector with a concentration in cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity. Brendan is a co-founder of Sonrai Security and chairman of Twistlock, both Polaris investments. He also currently serves on the board of Bitsight Technologies and Flashpoint. A 25 year technology industry veteran, Brendan was most recently the general manager of IBM Security. Under Brendan’s leadership, IBM Security grew significantly faster than the overall security market to become the number one enterprise security provider in the world with almost $2B of annual revenue.
Matt Devost
Currently, Devost serves as CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC as well as a review board member for Black Hat. In 2010, he co-founded the cybersecurity consultancy FusionX LLC which was acquired by Accenture in August 2015, where he went on to lead Accenture's Global Cyber Defense practice. Devost also founded the Terrorism Research Center in 1996 where he served as President and CEO until November 2008 and held founding or leadership roles at iDefense, iSIGHT Partners, Total Intel, SDI, Tulco Holdings, and Technical Defense.
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CISA’s Joint Cybersecurity Advisory: Protecting Your Organization From Vulnerabilities – and 29,000 Other Known Exploits

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May 2, 2022

Some of the world’s leading cybersecurity authorities banded together to co-author the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory: 2021 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities, where they provided details on CVE vulnerabilities that have been routinely exploited by malicious actors last year.

These are the top 15 routinely exploited vulnerabilities in 2021:

CVE IDVulnDB ID
CVE-2021-44228275958
CVE-2021-40539267017
CVE-2021-34523261388
CVE-2021-34473253699
CVE-2021-31207256403
CVE-2021-27065250806
CVE-2021-26858250805
CVE-2021-26857250804
CVE-2021-26855250803
CVE-2021-26084265799
CVE-2021-21972250226
CVE-2020-1472236054
CVE-2020-0688223314
CVE-2019-11510203753
CVE-2018-13379201631

In addition to these 15, the report also includes an additional 21 vulnerabilities. While many of these issues were disclosed in 2021, a sizable amount range from 2017 – 2020.

Looking at the combined data, we can see the following trends:
  1. Threat actors are targeting internet-facing systems, such as email servers and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  2. Threat actors may still be embedded in vulnerable organization’s systems, and may have been undetected for years.
  3. Relying strictly on the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory and CISA’s KEV Catalog will not adequately protect organizations against nation state hackers and other malicious actors.

Threat actors are targeting internet-facing systems

Log4Shell is the most exploited vulnerability in 2021. While this is not surprising, we need to consider that Log4Shell was discovered on November 30 of last year. It only took one full month for Log4Shell to become the most exploited vulnerability, overtaking every other issue in the Joint CSA, as well as any vulnerability in history.

Aside from Log4Shell, threat actors are targeting various internet-facing systems as can be seen in the multiple ProxyShell and ProxyLogon vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition, five CVE IDs were dedicated to Accellion File Transfer Appliance, with other entries affecting Windows Print Spooler and Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure.

Threat actors may already be embedded in vulnerable systems

According to the Joint CSA, six of its included vulnerabilities were the most routinely exploited in both 2021 and 2020:

CVE IDVulnDB ID
CVE-2020-1472236054
CVE-2019-11510203753
CVE-2019-18935219449
CVE-2019-19781219857
CVE-2018-13379201631
CVE-2017-11882169255

This means that for the past two years, nation state hackers have been taking advantage of flaws from as far back as 2017. This realization becomes even more serious if you compare 2020’s Joint CSA to the more recent CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog, where all of 2020’s most exploited issues also appear in the CISA KEV.

Flashpoint research shows that multiple nation states have used the six vulnerabilities identified in both 2021’s and 2020’s Joint CSA in past attacks. A few notable groups being Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Iran’s MuddyWater, and China’s Ministry of State Security.

Strictly relying on 2021’s Joint CSA or CISA’s KEV Catalog is not enough

The Joint CSA is a valuable resource for organizations looking to secure their network, but security teams cannot solely base their efforts on it or the CISA KEV.

An oversight of the report is that it does not account for issues without a CVE ID. Fourteen of the issues listed in the 2021 Joint CSA were “Discovered in the Wild”, which is when a vulnerability is discovered via active exploitation, before a regular disclosure can be written, before a vendor is aware of the issue, and before a solution is available. All of these begin as vulnerabilities without CVE IDs.

At time of publication, CVE/NVD has been unable to report over 93,000 vulnerabilities, with many of them being high-to-critical and affecting major products and vendors. The number of zero-day exploits are also rising, suggesting that there is an extremely high chance that threat actors are exploiting non CVE ID vulnerabilities. If this is true, which is highly likely, it means that malicious actors are operating undetected. And as detection improves across the industry, we will likely see even more seemingly sporadic additions to resources like the CISA KEV.

The maintenance of your network and digital assets is just as critical as remediating known exploited vulnerabilities. Organizations must ensure that they are routinely updating their software, operating systems, and other IT assets. Patching will always be essential in maintaining security.

Security teams should start with issues identified in this CSA, but afterwards, they should examine critical and high vulnerabilities that are remotely exploitable – especially if they affect internet-facing assets.

There have been over 29,000 RCE vulnerabilities disclosed since 2017 with known exploits

Given that threat actors are still taking advantage of vulnerabilities from as far as 2017, over 7,600 high-to-critical issues that are RCE with public exploits have been disclosed since 2017. However, CVE-2019-11510 and CVE-2018-13379 had CVSSv2 scores of 5.0 and were among the most routinely exploited. Therefore, organizations cannot relegate “lower” scored RCE issues with public exploits to the backlog.

Considering the possibility that any valid issue fitting the RCE + public exploit criteria could be used in “vulnerability chaining”, organizations now have a risk aperture of more than 29,000 vulnerabilities. And of those, over 11,700 do not have CVE IDs.

Remediate faster with Flashpoint

In order to effectively prioritize and remediate the overwhelming amount of potentially exploitable issues, organizations will need a comprehensive source of vulnerability intelligence. Flashpoint tracks and monitors every vulnerability found in the Joint CSA as well as CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog.

Every entry is standardized and contains the latest known details, enabling you to fasttrack remediation. In addition, Flashpoint covers over 287,000 vulnerabilities, including over 93,000 that CVE/NVD fails to report. Sign up for a free trial today to see how better data enables efficient vulnerability management.

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