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Brendan Hannigan Joins Board of Directors at Flashpoint

Published on January 9, 2017
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Acclaimed Industry Expert to Enhance Company’s Mission of Delivering Business Risk Intelligence Across the Enterprise

New York, NY – January 9, 2017 – Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) from the Deep & Dark Web, today announced the appointment of Brendan Hannigan to the company’s board of directors. An acclaimed business leader, innovator and entrepreneur, Hannigan brings more than two decades of experience growing and leading enterprise teams in the technology and security sectors at organizations, including: IBM Security, Q1 Labs, Sockeye Networks, Forrester Research and Motorola.

Brendan Hannigan

Brendan Hannigan

As a board member at Flashpoint, Hannigan will leverage his industry expertise and entrepreneurial acumen to strategically guide and enhance Flashpoint’s mission of delivering BRI to more organizations across the enterprise. The company’s rapidly-accelerating revenue growth throughout 2016 is indicative of the market’s rapid adoption of BRI. Hannigan’s passion for driving growth and innovation—particularly in the security sector—made his decision to join Flashpoint an easy one.

“Flashpoint’s combination of technology, intelligence analyst expertise and data derived from the Deep & Dark Web delivers impressive insights to customers about emerging threats, adversaries’ methods and active breaches,” said Hannigan. “Flashpoint will disrupt the threat intelligence market with its pre-emptive insights and Business Risk Intelligence strategy. I am thrilled to support the upward momentum from Flashpoint’s stellar 2016 performance.”

Currently, Hannigan serves as a venture partner for Polaris Partners as well as a board member for BitSight Technologies. During his previous tenure as general manager of IBM Security, Hannigan catapulted revenue to nearly $2B, established IBM Security as the first-ranked enterprise security provider in the world and oversaw five acquisitions. Previously as CEO of Q1 Labs, Hannigan was instrumental in creating the security intelligence segment, cementing Q1 Labs as the market leader and executing the sale of Q1 Labs to IBM.

“We are honored to welcome someone of Brendan’s caliber and experience to the team,” said CEO and Co-Founder Josh Lefkowitz at Flashpoint. “I’m confident that his impressive track record of leading and developing enterprise security teams will prove invaluable in driving not only Flashpoint’s growth but the market’s adoption of Business Risk Intelligence.”

For more information on Flashpoint’s 2016 successes and the growing influence of Business Risk Intelligence, read this blog post from CEO and co-founder Josh Lefkowitz.

About Flashpoint

Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations to make better decisions and mitigate risk. The company’s unique Deep & Dark Web data, expertise and technology enable our customers to glean intelligence that informs risk and protects their ability to operate. Fortune 500 and government customers utilize Flashpoint’s intelligence across the enterprise, including bolstering cybersecurity, confronting fraud, detecting insider threats, enhancing physical security, assessing M&A opportunities, and addressing vendor risk and supply chain integrity. For corporations with limited experience availing themselves of Deep & Dark Web intelligence, Flashpoint has tailored offerings that deliver comprehensive reporting and monitoring on their behalf. Flashpoint is backed by Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

Media Contact:

CHEN PR for Flashpoint
Jennifer Torode
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