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Josh Lefkowitz
Chief Executive Officer
Josh Lefkowitz executes the company’s strategic vision to empower organizations with Business Risk Intelligence (BRI). 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 / VP Product
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.
Jennifer Leggio
Chief Marketing Officer / VP Operations
Jennifer Leggio is responsible for Flashpoint’s marketing, customer acquisition, and operations. Ms. Leggio has more than 20 years of experience driving marketing, communications and go-to-market strategies in the cybersecurity industry. She’s previously held senior leadership roles at Digital Shadows, Cisco, Sourcefire, and Fortinet. She’s been a contributor to Forbes and ZDNet, and has spoken on the importance of coordinated disclosure at DEF CON and Hack in the Box, and on threat actor “publicity” trends at RSA Conference, Gartner Security Summit, and SXSW Interactive.
Chris Camacho
Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Camacho partners with Flashpoint’s executive team to develop, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives pertaining to Business Risk Intelligence (BRI). 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.
Lance James
Chief Scientist / VP Engineering
Lance James is responsible for leading Flashpoint’s technology development. Prior to joining Flashpoint in 2015, he was the Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. James has been an active member of the security community for over 20 years and enjoys working creatively together with technology teams to design and develop impactful solutions that disrupt online threats.
Brian Costello
SVP Global Sales and Solution Architecture
Brian Costello, a 20-year information technology and security solutions veteran, is responsible for leading the Global Sales, Solution Architecture, and Professional Services teams at Flashpoint. Throughout his career, Brian has successfully built security and cloud teams that have provided customers with innovative technology solutions, exceeded targets and consistently grown business year over year. Prior to Flashpoint, Brian led a global security and cloud vertical practice for Verizon. Brian also held senior leadership roles at Invincea, Risk Analytics and Cybertrust. Brian received his B.A. from George Mason University.
Tom Hofmann
VP 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
VP Customer Success
Jake Wells leads the company’s customer success team, serving 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
VP 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.

Business Risk Profile: Aviation

Blog
November 2, 2017

For adversaries seeking to attract global attention, cause widespread disruption, or gain access to proprietary information, the aviation industry can be a desirable target. Not only do the world’s airlines carry more than 3 billion passengers every year and a maintain a substantial stake in the global economy, aviation companies harbor access to an abundance of invaluable systems and information. However, since the majority of aviation security resources are understandably allocated toward enhancing physical safety, threats that originate on the Internet can be easily overlooked.

Addressing these types of threats is often exceedingly challenging, which is why more aviation companies are turning to Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to gain a decision advantage over adversaries. Indeed, BRI provides comprehensive visibility into the Deep & Dark Web communities where these adversaries congregate, thereby empowering aviation companies to mitigate a broad spectrum of physical and cyber risks, some of which are driven by:

Geopolitical Tensions

Due to its large economic footprint and global visibility, the aviation industry has been known to become inadvertently entangled in geopolitical issues and subsequent activist activity. In fact, activist demonstrations in recent years have caused multiple runway and/or terminal shutdowns. At one airport, a 2016 protest halted flights for more than six hours, resulting in 120 flight cancellations. Ultimately, instances of activism can impede operations, cause global flight delays, and result in reputational damage — all of which can have substantial financial impacts for airline carriers.

Intellectual Property Theft

The aviation industry is home to vast amounts of intelligence property (IP), indicating M&A engagements, technological innovation, and market strategy. Unfortunately, this abundance of IP is seen as highly-desirable among adversaries ranging from cybercriminals and fraudsters to malicious insiders and even state-sponsored actors. In many cases, the high black-market value and ample demand for IP on the Deep & Dark web entices adversaries to actively seek access to IP via various schemes. Without visibility into the underground forums and marketplaces where such schemes are hatched and IP is bought and sold, aviation companies may struggle to ensure that intangible assets are adequately secured.

Supply Chain Security

Since decentralized, widely-dispersed supply chains are common among aviation companies, insufficient supply chain security can give to rise to various cyber and physical risks. Companies that lack visibility into the security measures and quality controls practiced by upstream suppliers and manufacturers may be unaware of potential threats and vulnerabilities. As the aviation industry continues to become more reliant on internet-connected systems and, in many cases, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, many companies face an even greater risk of supply chain security issues. Indeed, such issues can impact any part of the aviation industry and yield damages ranging from additional costs and production delays to data breaches, IP theft, and even the physical endangerment of stakeholders.

While addressing many of these threats will likely always present challenges, aviation companies that implement a BRI strategy can attain proactive visibility into relevant threats and ultimately gain that decision advantage over physical and cyber adversaries.

To learn more about how aviation companies are leveraging Business Risk Intelligence to address a broad spectrum of physical and cyber threats, download our use cases here.

Flashpoint will be attending the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) Summit on November 8-10, 2017, in Miami, FL. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us onsite during the event, please contact us here.

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