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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.

Necessary Symbiosis: Threat Intelligence and Physical Security

Blog
August 22, 2017

On my first day as a threat intelligence analyst at my previous job, I was given two computers and told to “go find the threats.” I thought to myself, “Sure. Where? Who? What are we concerned about?”

Always ready for a challenge, I dove in head first and then quickly learned the answers to all of my questions. During this time, the organization was heavily concerned with demonstrations that could pose a physical threat. So when I identified some information about protests that were likely to have an impact on our organization, I asked my colleague where to send it. “Physical security and executive protection,” he said. Alas, a new friendship was born! Those two teams were always grateful for any additional context I could provide on threats that could shift their priorities.

In fact, Flashpoint was a critical intelligence partner for us throughout this process. The company’s unrivaled access and intelligence expertise was apparent from the start. Therefore, I leaped at the chance to join Flashpoint to build out its Physical Security practice for Advisory Services.

I was eager to take on this new role largely due to what I had learned in my former role: how the relationship between threat intelligence and physical security and executive protection should be symbiotic. We provided those teams with contextual intelligence to help them achieve their missions of physically protecting our company and executives. While they would usually come to us seeking information about potential physical protests and threats to executives, they would often request additional details on the threat landscape surrounding the various regions in which we conducted business.

Generally speaking, the following real-world use cases demonstrate the importance of maintaining a strong connection between threat intelligence and physical security and executive protection:

• Charlottesville — Prior to the tragic activities that occurred at the planned rally, our physical security team was tracking the details, reporting to clients about potential risks, and continually monitoring the threat landscape around the event. This intelligence allowed clients in the area to prepare their employees and help achieve their No. 1 goal: employee life safety.

• In other instances, a company might have an executive who is traveling abroad for business and is concerned about regional risks. Aligned threat intelligence and executive protection teams can provide an Executive Travel Risk Report to specifically help guide the executive during travel and minimize risk.

• Finally, I want to look at one industry in particular: oil and gas. These organizations have assets dispersed around the world, some of which can be found in regions prone to jihadist activity. During a physical security review, it’s likely an executive will request an assessment of all assets that could potentially be impacted by terrorist activity. This specific scenario requires a mix of threat intelligence, jihadist, and physical security expertise.

Even for organizations that have yet to establish independent physical security or executive protection functions, Flashpoint has developed a Physical Security Blueprint that provides step-by-step guidance on how to create, or elevate, your physical security and executive protection programs.

In the world we’re in today, cyber activity and physical activity are becoming increasingly intertwined. Physical security programs need to be able to address a wider range of threats, such as those pertaining to nation states, sectors, militia and terrorism, and specifically jihadist expertise. Indeed, programs that apply intelligence to the full spectrum of functions and assets across an organization can more effectively protect intellectual property, physical holdings, employees, and executives alike.

Sure, you could try to get by with a couple of computers, good instinct, and some info thrown to other departments. Or you can create a program that helps diminish physical risk.

Read more about Flashpoint Advisory Services and Physical Security expertise.

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