Core Security Technologies

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CORE Security
Type Private
Industry Computer Security
Vulnerability Management
Security Consulting Services
Founded 1996
Headquarters Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina
Key people Mark Hatton (President and CEO)
Employees ~ 200

CORE Security is a computer and network security company that provides predictive security intelligence solutions, vulnerability management and network penetration testing measurement software products and services. The company’s research arm, CoreLabs, proactively identifies new IT security vulnerabilities, publishes public vulnerability advisories, and works with vendors to assist in eliminating the exposures they find.[1]


  • 1996: Core Security was founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1997: The CoreLabs Research group was established and published their first advisory.
  • 1998: Core conducted its first penetration test for a U.S. company.
  • 1998: Core Security was recognized as an “Endeavor Entrepreneur” by the Endeavor Foundation, a foundation that supports entrepreneurial projects in emerging markets.
  • 2000: The company’s first U.S. office opened in New York, NY.
  • 2002: Core released the first and second versions of their flagship penetration testing product, Core Impact Pro.[2]
  • 2003: The company’s U.S. headquarters was relocated from New York to Boston, MA.
  • 2008: Mark Hatton becomes CEO of Core Security.[3]
  • 2009: Core adds development sites in Boston and India.
  • 2010: Core announces beta of new security testing and measurement product, Core Insight Enterprise
  • 2012: Core announces partnership with nCircle [4]
  • 2012: Core announces partnership with NT Objectives [5]


Management Team[6]

  • Mark Hatton- President and Chief Executive Officer [3]
  • John O´Brien- Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations and CFO
  • Milan Shah- Senior Vice President of Products and Engineering
  • Patricia C. Foye- Vice President of Marketing
  • Flavio de Cristofaro- Vice President of Engineering for Professional Products

Board of Directors[7]


Core Impact Pro: penetration testing software that replicates cyber attacks to assess the security of web applications, network systems, endpoint systems, email users and wireless networks [8]

Core Insight Enterprise: enables organizations to continuously predict IT security threats and preempt business risk by combining advanced threat simulation with real-world threat replication.[9]


Security Consulting Services: in-depth penetration testing and source code auditing services

CORE IMPACT Professional Services: penetration testing services based on the company’s CORE IMPACT product[10]

CORE IMPACT Certified Professional (CICP) Training and Certification: advanced penetration testing training for IT security practitioners and consultants.[11]

Research and advisories[edit]

According to its website, Core Security’s research department, CoreLabs, conducts research in system vulnerabilities, cyber attack planning and simulation, source code auditing and cryptography. CoreLabs publishes security advisories, technical papers, project information and shared software tools for public use, with its researchers participating in IT security research conferences including the Black Hat Briefings.[12][13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc.500|5000". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Technologies announces first comprehensive penetration testing tool". CORE Security. 2002-03-04. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Technologies Appoints New CEO & Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Boston". CORE Security. 2003-05-30. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Tripwire, Inc – IT Security Software to improve data security and regulatory compliance". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  5. ^ "and NT OBJECTives Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Comprehensive View of Web Application Security Posture". CORE Security. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Company Overview". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  7. ^ "Company Overview". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  8. ^ "Core Security Technologies Core Impact v12 product review". SC Magazine. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  9. ^ "CORE Insight Enterprise". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ [2][dead link]
  12. ^ "Core Advisories Grid". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  13. ^ Gregg Keizer (2010-05-06). "Security firm reveals Microsoft's 'silent' patches". Computerworld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 

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