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
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 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.
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 Partnerships and U.S. Public Sector
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, Client Engagement & Development and Solution 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 Revenue Operations
Justin Rogers leads the Revenue Operations team 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.
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.
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.
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Flashpoint Intelligence Team Experts Explore Emerging Threats at Upcoming RSA Conference 2019

February 21, 2019

Leaders of the Flashpoint Hunt Team and Americas Intelligence Team Unveil Cybercrime Trends in Two Talk Sessions 

New York, NY, February 21, 2019 — Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), today announced that its industry-leading intelligence analysts will present in two sessions at RSA Conference next month. Flashpoint analysts will be speaking alongside other market-leading researchers from Microsoft, F5 Networks, and Chainalysis. The event takes place from March 4-8, 2019 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Hunting GandCrab
Christopher “Tophs” Elisan will present, Exploit Kits, Malware ROI and the Shift in Attack Vectors, with Lior Ben-Porat and Daniel Frank, security researchers at Microsoft and F5 Networks, respectively. As Flashpoint’s Director of Intelligence, Elisan serves as the leader of the company’s renowned Hunt Team and is a seasoned reverse engineer, malware researcher and published author. 

“This talk delves into the case of GandCrab, which our Hunt Team has been following through illicit online communities since it began recruiting affiliates needed to spread the now infamous ransomware of the same name,” Elisan said. “The team obtained early access to the ransomware sample and was able to collect indicators of compromise and actionable intelligence regarding the impending ransomware threat.”

The Flashpoint Hunt Team is part of the company’s global intelligence team. It is comprised of a collection of talented and driven researchers who interface directly with customers and also support law enforcement investigations. With the team’s access to varied intelligence sources, as well as illicit online communities, it is able to paint a complete picture of attack infrastructures and the threat actors behind them, providing actionable intelligence that makes a difference to private and public sector organizations. 

“Specific to GandCrab, the team is also able to follow developments not only in the backend systems the threat actors have access to, but also on the different improvements made to each GandCrab version used in different attack campaigns,” Elisan continued. “As the threat progresses, the Hunt Team is at the forefront and continually monitoring not only this threat actor but other threat actors that pose a threat.”

Latin America Cybercrime
Ian Gray, Flashpoint’s Director of Intelligence, Americas, is also presenting at RSA Conference alongside Carles Lopez-Penalver, cybercrime analyst at Chainalysis. The talk, “Bitcoin Por Favor: Cybercriminal Usage of Cryptocurrency in Latin America,” builds on both analysts’ extensive knowledge of activity in illicit communities that could negatively impact businesses in Latin America. Gray focuses heavily on this type of analysis and researches cybercriminal usage of new and emerging technologies for malicious purposes in English and Portuguese-language communities. 

“We will examine the use of cryptocurrencies in Latin America by comparing other popular payments systems in illicit communities. Select Latin American cybercriminals have integrated cryptocurrencies into their individual operations, however it remains secondary to conventional forms of payment,” Gray said. “Cybercriminals continue to use conventional methods and other national payments systems. This is largely due to socio-economic factors within the region, lack of technological awareness and the convenience of mobile person-to-person payments.”

Flashpoint Intelligence Team
Including the Hunt Team and Americas team, Flashpoint has eight specialized groups that comprise its global intelligence team, and each member has tailored expertise that helps identify and solve different threats facing organizations across cybersecurity, fraud, insider threat, and corporate & physical security teams. 

  • Tactical Threat Monitoring (TTM) Team: Identifies and reviews large volumes of data from many sources in numerous languages in order to assess potential risks to our customers. TTM provides insights to customers in the form of tactical-level findings, translation support, and identification of new threats, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). 
  • Corporate & Physical Security Team: Tracks conspiring actors and threats across illicit communities in order to support physical threat investigations. The physical & corporate security team delivers extensive access to closed- or invite-only sources, as well as relevant open-web sources of data. Finished intelligence derived from these sources facilitates risk assessments and the development and implementation of mitigation measures in response to imminent threats to physical assets, including employees, facilities and data. 
  • Counterterrorism Team: Identifies and analyzes information on terrorist activity, including the dissemination of propaganda through illicit communities and chat services platforms, as well as recruitment activities. The team’s expertise and experience with data gathering in these illicit and dangerous locations on the internet enables them to understand the scope of threats and produce actionable intelligence for response teams. 
  • Regional Expert Teams: Addresses regional specific requests for information (RFIs) for clients, and provides analysis on key trends, threat actors and campaigns originating from each region. Dedicated teams include the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa.

In addition to unique sources and tradecraft, these teams cover more than 20 languages including Arabic, Mandarin, Farsi, Turkish, Kazakh, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, and Portuguese. 

Session Days and Times
Exploit Kits, Malware ROI and the Shift in Attack Vectors
1:05 p.m. PST | Monday, March 4, 2019
Location: Moscone West 2022

Bitcoin Por Favor: Cybercriminal Usage of Cryptocurrency in Latin America
3:35 p.m. PST | Monday, March 4, 2019
Location: Moscone West 2022

To meet with either Elisan or Gray at RSA Conference, request a meeting, visit booth #1759 in Moscone South, or register for the second-annual IGNITE party featuring Dual Core on Monday, March 4, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. PST.

For all the details on Flashpoint’s presence at the show, visit our RSA Conference page.

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower organizations worldwide with meaningful intelligence and information that combats threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology, advanced data collections, and human-powered analysis uniquely enables large enterprises and the public sector to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats and build insider threat programs, enhance corporate and physical security, improve executive protection, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity. Flashpoint is backed by Georgian Partners, 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.

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