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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.
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Potential Impact of ‘FIN7’ Arrests on Stolen Payment Card Ecosystem

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October 3, 2018

Deep & Dark Web (DDW) chatter following the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement of indictments against three members of the cybercrime group FIN7 provides new insight into the group’s operations and role within the stolen payment card ecosystem.

Since the indictment was made public on Aug. 1, much of the DDW chatter surrounding it has focused on the fate of Joker’s Stash, a popular DDW card shop and longtime fixture of the stolen payment card ecosystem. As the shop had been previously linked to FIN7, also known by some as Carbanak, some threat actors have expressed concern that the arrests of three key members of the group could slow business for Joker’s Stash.

For example, on Aug. 2, on a Russian-language carding forum, a threat actor questioned the operator of Joker’s Stash about whether the FIN7 arrests would adversely affect the shop’s business. The operator responded that their account and shop were still operational and that they had not been arrested.

Flashpoint analysts assess that Joker’s Stash likely retains multiple sources of compromised card information that will enable it to continue operations for the time being. The shop has released data from several breaches since the arrests were ostensibly made, including three major breaches in September. At least some of the most recent breaches have been attributed to the MageCart group. The shop does not appear to have decreased its output of available payment cards.

While Joker’s Stash remains in business despite the FIN7 arrests, additional DDW chatter suggests that the arrests may be connected to the closure of HTA, another major card shop that went of business earlier this year. One threat actor’s post on Aug. 3 on a top-tier Russian-language fraud forum reads as follows:

“It gone my friends, forget it all, everything that’s out in public that you see, forget about hta read the latest news, those who supplied hta with their material were picked up in Europe—FIN7

I don’t envy them! This is the beginning of an interesting era, like what we had when we lost the Liberty Reserve payment system, that’s the new reality. Forgive me for being the bearer of such news!”

HTA had been a well-respected and exclusive shop in the Russian-language DDW since at least 2015 and had specialized primarily in cards and dumps from the U.S. since at least fall of 2017. Flashpoint analysts observed frequent forum posts from threat actors seeking access to HTA prior to its closure; those who had access sometimes sold sub-accounts for as much as $5,000 USD.

Based on the closure of HTA, it appears that the arrests of key FIN7 members may impact the group’s ability to supply stolen payment card information, at least in the short term. Flashpoint will continue to monitor for any indications that FIN7 is continuing its operations in spite of these arrests.

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Roman Sannikov

Director of European Research & Analysis

Roman Sannikov is the Director of European Research & Analysis at Flashpoint, where he specializes in leveraging intelligence derived from Russian-language communities within the Deep & Dark Web to help organizations combat cybercrime and mitigate risk. A fluent Russian speaker, Roman has spent nearly two decades studying cybercriminal activity within the Russian underground and has extensive experience working as both a translator and cyber intelligence analyst in the public and private sectors. During his 21-year career with the FBI, Roman served as a translator for numerous major cyber cases involving Russian-speaking actors. He has also had the privilege of interpreting for several high-profile individuals, including former FBI Director Robert Mueller and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Most recently, Roman supported Russian-language data collection and intelligence reporting as a Senior Intelligence Analyst at CrowdStrike. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Russian from the University of Albany.

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