Peerlyst Launches a SecureDrop to Advance Information Security
Peerlyst's new Tor network site allows InfoSec pros to safely, securely, and anonymously share information on security vulnerabilities and breaches.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Peerlyst, the preeminent information security community, is today pleased to announce the launch of its own SecureDrop, providing information security professionals with a secure, anonymous portal for submitting information and documents to Peerlyst's Review Board. The board's security experts, highly ranked technical analysts from the Peerlyst security community, will then assess the reported vulnerabilities and breaches and, if warranted, share that information with affected parties, the Peerlyst community, and news media. Peerlyst opened its SecureDrop about 48 hours ago and has already received several submissions that are currently being analyzed.
"Peerlyst SecureDrop is a resource for people who are frustrated with the current state of information security and want to share data on breaches, information about vulnerabilities and threats, or any story they want the information security community to know about," says Limor Elbaz, Peerlyst's founder and CEO. "Our SecureDrop is a logical outgrowth of Peerlyst's core mission: providing a platform where InfoSec professionals can build their reputation, share real-world experience, and crowdsource resources."
"We hope that Peerlyst SecureDrop will play a key role in raising awareness about many incidents, getting important stories out while protecting sources," says Eric Michaud, a Peerlyst Review Board member who deployed the site's SecureDrop based on the Freedom of the Press Foundation's software platform. "The way we'll do that is simple: As a function of SecureDrop's software and the Tor network, we as administrators won't know who's uploading the documents we receive. That provides a critical opportunity for the countless colleagues who have told us they want a place to share vital security information without consequence."
Peerlyst is in the process of establishing its SecureDrop Review Board. Professionals in DFIR, hacking, and investigative journalism who are interested in assisting in the review and authentication of data received through the Peerlyst SecureDrop platform can contact the company at email@example.com.
You can now securely submit information on: https://www.peerlyst.com/secure-drop.
Peerlyst is the place where information security pros go to share knowledge and build their professional reputations. With an audience of more than half a million, Peerlyst is the preeminent platform for spreading InfoSec news, asking a question, finding an expert, or offering product insight. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit peerlyst.com.
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SOURCE Peerlyst Inc.