NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashpoint, the leading software and data services provider of threat intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web, today named Lance James to the newly created position of Chief Scientist.
Lance James, an internationally renowned information security specialist, brings over fifteen years of experience in network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, and counterintelligence to Flashpoint. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. James served as head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has also advised a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including America's top financial services organizations. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, Mr. James actively studies the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies. In this position, he will leverage his experience as a security expert to assist in Flashpoint's data collection and analysis to produce Deep and Dark Web threat intelligence.
"I'm elated to be joining the Flashpoint team," said Mr. James. "Cyber threat intelligence is at an inflection point in its evolution. Flashpoint's technology, expertise, and the role it plays as a leader in this space are crucial to the successful design of an agile defense methodology that will empower organizations to stay ahead of advanced threats they will be facing in the coming years."
Cybercriminals exploit the Deep and Dark Web to coordinate malicious activities, exchanging ideas and expertise for illicit purposes such as procuring and selling stolen credit card data or personally identifiable information. Organizations are increasingly finding themselves the targets of these adversaries without any prior warning or insight into their origins. Recognizing the need to fill this intelligence gap, Flashpoint is pioneering critical data collection and analysis throughout the Deep and Dark Web. Armed with notice of possible risk, Flashpoint clients are able to take appropriate proactive measures to protect their physical and cyber security.
"Lance is a monumental talent at the cutting edge of threat intelligence," said Josh Lefkowitz, CEO of Flashpoint. "He brings an elite understanding of cyber security issues targeting organizations and is a trusted expert in this area. His knowledge, experience, and inexorable drive to improve cybersecurity will help us execute our strategy aimed at providing the premier threat intelligence solutions for the Deep and Dark Web."
Flashpoint provides the data, tools and expertise necessary to obtain actionable intelligence from the Deep & Dark Web. The company offers a state-of-the-art platform with data curated by world-class subject matter experts. Flashpoint's products illuminate threatening actors, relationships, behaviors, and networks hidden within these opaque areas of the Internet. Security and intelligence teams across the Fortune 500 and government use the company's tools to gain critical awareness of threats and malicious activity yet to surface from the Deep & Dark Web. Flashpoint is backed by TechOperators, Greycroft Partners, K2 Intelligence, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments.