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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 / Chief Product Officer
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.
Matthew Howell
VP of Product
Matthew Howell leads the Product Management and Product Marketing teams for Flashpoint. He is responsible for developing a strong team that drives product adoption and user engagement through outcome based prioritization, continuous process improvement, and metrics driven development. Matthew brings a passion for diverse ideas, experience launching B2B SaaS products, building integration ecosystems, supporting five 9s SLAs, and leading distributed teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia
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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.
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.
Matt Devost
Currently, Devost serves as CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC as well as a review board member for Black Hat. In 2010, he co-founded the cybersecurity consultancy FusionX LLC which was acquired by Accenture in August 2015, where he went on to lead Accenture's Global Cyber Defense practice. Devost also founded the Terrorism Research Center in 1996 where he served as President and CEO until November 2008 and held founding or leadership roles at iDefense, iSIGHT Partners, Total Intel, SDI, Tulco Holdings, and Technical Defense.
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Flashpoint Launches Strategic Partner Network and Enriches API to Provide Even More Contextual Intelligence

September 26, 2017

Finished Intelligence, Deep & Dark Web, and Risk Intelligence Observables Datasets Help Customers Mitigate Risk and Empower Partners to Create Custom Integrations

New York, NY – Sept. 26, 2017 – Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), today announced its Strategic Partner Network, as well as an update to its API. API v4 provides direct access to Flashpoint datasets, including Finished Intelligence, Deep & Dark Web (DDW) data, and Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs), thereby enabling immediate benefit to customers as well as custom integrations into third-party platforms.

Strategic Partner Network companies integrating API v4 include Anomali, Silobreaker, ThreatConnect and ThreatQuotient. These integrations help Flashpoint’s Strategic Partner Network deliver unmatched visibility into threats, empowering experienced and entry-level users alike with the context they need to make better decisions about risks posed by cybercrime, fraud, and other physical and cyber threats relevant to them.

By allowing end users near real-time access to Flashpoint’s archive of finished intelligence and normalized data — either directly or through third-party integrations — customers can enrich and enhance their internal data with targeted data acquisition from highly curated sources. API v4 includes the following datasets:

• Finished Intelligence: Access to written analysis and investigative reports produced by Flashpoint subject matter experts. These human-digestible intelligence reports cover a wide spectrum of illicit, underground activity — from cybercrime, hacking, and fraud to emergent malware, DDoS intelligence, hacktivism, violent extremism, and other cyber and physical threats.

• Deep & Dark Web (DDW): Access to an extensive historical archive of signal-rich discussions from DDW threat actor communities. This data enables users to leverage the DDW safely and supplement their internal data with targeted data from highly curated sources. As a result, users gain a strategic advantage over adversaries.

• Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs): RIOs provide visibility into activities and events extending beyond indicator-based datasets. By enriching technical data with additional context, RIOs empower users to better understand and mitigate risks. RIOs are a high-fidelity feed of cyber observables that customers can integrate with their security operations to attain a decision advantage. These observables inform operations of risk levels associated with particular communications, provide enrichment to investigations, and expose potential reconnaissance, exfiltration, and insider threat activities. 


New features in API v4 include:

• Improved Documentation: Easier to access and easier to understand. Browse the latest documentation and try out sample API queries in a web browser without having to write or export code to kickstart your development.

• Correlated Activity Across Datasets: Pivot from Finished Intelligence to DDW data; dive into RIOs using the universal IDs returned by API v4.

• Persistent API Tokens: Manage new, persistent API tokens in the Flashpoint user profile within Flashpoint Intelligence Platform.

• Easy to Read Parameters: Quickly understand searches with the new human-readable search and response parameters.

• Pivot into Flashpoint Intelligence Platform: Finished Intelligence, Deep & Dark Web, and RIOs include full URLs that link to Flashpoint Intelligence Platform, all of which offer additional context for investigations. 


“Part of what makes Flashpoint so unique in the way we help our customers best mitigate risk is the mix of our innovative technology and our human-powered analysis. The updates to the datasets we provide to our customers, and our API overall, creates even more value,” said Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and Co-Founder, Flashpoint. “This innovation is also why we’ve been fortunate to attract such top-tier, leading-edge companies to our Strategic Partner Network. I am excited about the future work we will do together to bring Business Risk Intelligence to our customers.”

Flashpoint API v4 is available now. Contact us for more information or to learn more about specific Strategic Partner Network integrations. To learn more about all of Flashpoint’s partnership offerings, visit http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/partners.

Strategic Partner Network Quotes:

Anomali
“We have a long a history working closely with Flashpoint to deliver and operationalize critical threat intelligence. Anomali ThreatStream supports Flashpoint’s Deep & Dark Web and Finished Intelligence datasets, offering a single interface to aggregate, manage and integrate Flashpoint’s highly-sourced data for cross correlation, enrichment, pivoting, and context,” said Colby DeRodeff, co-founder & chief strategy officer, Anomali. “This combined visibility provided by Anomali and Flashpoint helps our customers to quickly identify, investigate and react to security threats.”


Silobreaker
“Flashpoint’s unique data can now be ingested by Silobreaker’s platform, where it is indexed and fully integrated for use across all our analytical tools, visualizations and workflow features,” said Kristofer Mansson, CEO, Silobreaker. “When correlated with Silobreaker’s surface web sources, the combination empowers security professionals to move seamlessly between the two data sets in a single application and expand their analyses to include both. This makes our partnership with Flashpoint both tactically and strategically significant for customers whose intelligence efforts cover both the surface and the deep and dark web.”

ThreatConnect
“Our platform empowers customers to find cyber threats, evaluate risk, and mitigate harm to their organizations,” Dan Cole, Director of Project Management, ThreatConnect. “With Flashpoint’s high-fidelity threat intelligence from the Deep & Dark Web, and providing its reports in the ThreatConnect platform, this integration helps our customers better understand adversaries, automate workflows, and mitigate threats.”

ThreatQuotient
“ThreatQuotient™ understands that people are the foundation of intelligence-driven security. Our open and extensible threat intelligence platform, ThreatQ, arms analysts with the intelligence, controls and automation required to protect their organization,” said Haig Colter, Director of Alliances, ThreatQuotient. “Our partnership with Flashpoint allows us to integrate its industry-leading Finished Intelligence and Risk Intelligence Observables datasets within ThreatQ, which better empowers our customers to draw correlations across several data types including actors, campaigns, and malware.”

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations with a decision advantage over potential threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable enterprises and public sector organizations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, 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 www.flashpoint-intel.com or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

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