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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.
Chris Camacho
Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Camacho leads the company’s sales and client engagement & development teams, which also includes customer success, solution architecture, business development, strategic integrations, and the 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.
Rob Reznick
VP of 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
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, 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
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.
Justin Rogers
VP Marketing and Revenue Operations
Justin Rogers leads the Marketing and Revenue Operations teams at Flashpoint, aligning marketing, sales, partnerships, and customer success 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.
Glenn Lemons
Executive Director of Customer Success
Glenn Lemons is a Executive Director of Customer Success 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.
Peter George
Peter George has an established track record of building companies that deliver sustained growth and profits and in identifying critical worldwide partnership opportunities that strategically expand market share. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Fidelis Security Systems in 2008, Mr. George spent the last seven years as President and CEO of Crossbeam Systems, the market leader in the high-end segment of the Unified Threat Management market, where he took the company from being a pre-revenue start-up to over $50 million in revenue. Previously, he was President of Nortel Networks Enterprise Business in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa, responsible for managing more than 5,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue. Mr. George came to Nortel via their 1998 acquisition of Bay Networks where he was serving as vice president of European operations. During his tenure at Wellfleet and Bay, he played key sales executive roles in New England and in Europe. Prior to joining Wellfleet, Mr. George served as the Northeast regional manager and GM of Canada at 3Com Corporation, and also held senior management positions at Ungerman Bass. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, and has done graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford University.
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.

Flashpoint Analyst Knowledge Pages

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March 17, 2020

By Chris Camacho & Steph Shample

As former users of the Flashpoint platform, typing in keywords of interest to our business such as malware, ransomware, bitcoin, or Iran for example, would yield many pieces of content. Though comprehensive in terms of volume of information, it still required pulling together something more concise that could be presented to business units. In an ideal world, there would be a page with high-level information on a given topic with opportunities to dive deeper into more content if needed.

Upon joining Flashpoint, and in speaking with customers, the need for more concise summaries on a given topic are universally crucial. These summaries also should point to what material is updated and when. Based on this client feedback, we began to produce Analyst Knowledge Pages, or AKPs, to complement our industry-leading intelligence reporting.

These pages, curated by expert Flashpoint Analysts, are an evolution of the collaboration we have seen on FPCollab. FPCollab lets us focus on a region, country, actor collective, or specific issue, and pull all of that information into one place. It is a one-stop shop that our customers can now use in any way they want. If extensive background and details are needed to brief your C-suite or senior management, that information is there in one page, with hyperlinks to other relevant material. If you need to provide information on a single issue or keyword, Control+F on the page will take you to exactly what you need for quick reference. A major benefit is that you are able to come back and read the historical, full page later.

As the team began to create these pages, put together applicable material, and templates, our analysts worked diligently to comb-through historical Flashpoint reporting. The team combined it chronologically, edited, and published the materials–all manually. Much of the heavy lifting came from our product team and our talented team of analysts (special shout-out to initiative leads Abigail Showman and yours truly, Steph)! With over 30 individual pages created since November 2019, and with many more on deck for publication before the end of March 2020, Flashpoint feels confident about the positive feedback received, and moving more of our intelligence production to these pages. It must also be emphasized that these pages are updated weekly to keep information current, and to provide aggregate material that enables clients to best understand the analysis, risk, and resulting actions needed on a given topic. 

Below are a few examples of how we hope clients utilize these pages:

Ransomware: Ransomware is a trend in the criminal underground that will inevitably continue. As tactics evolve, Flashpoint analysts see spikes in Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) and extortion ransomware. The specific page on Extortion Ransomware covers the four variants, obtaining data in a ransom attack, providing a limited window for the victim to pay, and then publicly publishing private, sensitive, company information if they don’t pay. It began with Maze, and then expanded to Sodinokibi, Nemty, and several other variants. If this trend is successful at netting cyber actors money, and causing harm to the reputation of a company, it could expand. Flashpoint covers this topic all on one page, one report, with images and Indicators of Compromise (IOCs). Furthermore, the individual pages of each variant are linked within the Extortion page. If your organization is specifically concerned about Maze, users can click to the Maze ransomware page, which is more in-depth on that variant vs. the broader extortion page. Our hope is that this enables quick review of resources, with only one or two clicks, to posture businesses against ransomware risk.

Regional Landscapes: The team has expanded our Knowledge Pages for regions as well. The analysts focused on China diligently put together important information regarding country-relevant considerations — travel risks, Huawei, known Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups, and more. After this page was published, the team was looking to expand to provide even more value on this topic. A logical next step was considering information around the upcoming Olympic Games, considering the 2020 games are in Tokyo, Japan. This generated two more pages: the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Page and a Japan Page. Again, these pages cover all potential threats to the region, The Games, and the country of Japan. In true Flashpoint form of covering converged risk intelligence, the analysts and editors worked diligently to cover physical, cyber, and emerging threats to the Olympic Games. Analysis was pulled from past reports that covered Olympics hosted in Russia and the United Kingdom, and the threats they faced that could resurface in Japan. Cyber actor chatter emerging from underground forums is also included on the page. We hope it offers a robust picture of the threats and issues facing significant world events, such as the Olympics, as well as the regions and people that could be impacted, such as the broader Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The most recent pivot from these pages comes as Flashpoint tracks the cyber and physical risks of Coronavirus, which has its own page, but is also linked to the APAC pages and other countries in which it has a significant impact.

Iran: Another robust example of our Analyst Knowledge Pages are the pages focused on Iran. One page is for general country-specific content and one is for cyber-specific incidents. Iranian issues are everywhere–in oil, cyber, maritime and shipping, protests, and other social issues–both in and out of the country. These pages are frequently updated so that the evolution of Iran’s cyber program can be tracked, as well as concerns regarding the breakdown of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), along with how that impacts Iranian issues and external relationships with Europe. The Iran pages also link to Russia, due to the relationship of these two countries growing in several key areas, like cyber and the conflict in Syria. The independent Iran and Russia country pages lead to a page specifically dedicated to the geopolitical overlap of Iran and Russia, which explores each country’s relationships with Islam, physical conflict in the Middle East, Russia training Iran in cyber, and much more.

These are several examples of our new Analyst Knowledge Page (AKP) initiative, which are frequently viewed and commented upon by our valued clients. Since page production has been constant, the Flashpoint platform will soon give these AKP’s a home of their own. Our hope is that this allows for even easier access and bookmarking of issues that need to be tracked, and that our analysis helps your day-to-day operations. Flashpoint values feedback of all kinds and would love to hear ideas for other pages, needs, or ideas for modifications to these Knowledge Pages. 

If you’re interested in learning more about these pages or seeing a demo of the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform, visit https://go.flashpoint-intel.com/contact-us/request-a-Flashpoint-demo.

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