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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 leads the company’s client engagement and development team, which includes customer success, 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 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, Client Engagement & Development
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.
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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.
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 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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