Core Security Technologies

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Core Security
Industry Computer Security
Vulnerability Management
Security Consulting Services
Founded 1996
Headquarters Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina
Key people
Mark Hatton (President and CEO)
Number of employees
~ 200

Core Security is a computer and network security company that provides an attack intelligence platform, 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
  • 2012: Core announces partnership with nCircle [4]
  • 2012: Core announces partnership with NT Objectives [5]
  • 2013: Core Security Named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 List [6]
  • 2014: Core Security Adds Intrinium to Partner Program, Extends Reach to Pacific Northwest. [7]
  • 2014: Core Security announces latest version of Core Attack Intelligence Platform. [8]
  • 2014: Core Security Wins Information Security Magazine and 2014 Readers' Choice Award for Excellence in Vulnerability Management [9]


Management Team[10]

  • Mark Hatton- President and Chief Executive Officer [3]
  • John O´Brien- Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations and CFO
  • Scott R. Devens- Senior Vice President Field Operations
  • Eric W. Cowperthwaite- Vice President, Advanced Security and Strategy
  • Flavio de Cristofaro- Vice President of Engineering for Professional Products
  • Pat Walsh- Vice President, Marketing
  • Joseph Schramm- Vice President, NA Sales and Alliances

Board of Directors[11]

  • Jonatan Altszul- Co-Founder, Core Security and Managing Director of Aconcagua Ventures
  • Mark Hatton- President and CEO, Core Security
  • Shinya Akamine- Independent
  • Jeronimo Bosch- Grupo Pegasus
  • Peter Chung- Morgan Stanley Venture Partners
  • Edward Hamburg- Morgan Stanley Venture Partners
  • Steve Munford- Sophos
  • Alfred Huger- Sourcefire


Core Impact Pro: penetration testing software that replicates cyber attacks to assess the security of web applications, network systems, endpoint systems, mobile devices, users and wireless networks [12]

Core Insight: simulates attacks on an organization's infrastructure, by correlating known exploits, attack patterns, network and security data, with identified vulnerabilities. It enables users to focus on the most vulnerable points on an organization's network and applications to effectively remediate vulnerabilities. [13]


Security Consulting Services: proactive security assessment and penetration testing services. [14]

Core Impact Certified Professional (CICP) Training and Certification: advanced penetration testing training for IT security practitioners and consultants.[15]

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.[16][17]

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. ^ "Core Security & 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. ^ "Named to the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 List". CORE Security. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  7. ^ Core Security. “Core Security Press Releases.” January 30, 2014. July 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Prioritizing vulnerabilities to close gaps where it matters". Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  9. ^ "Wins 2014 Readers' Choice Award for Excellence in Vulnerability Management". CORE Security. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Company Overview". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  11. ^ "Company Overview". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  12. ^ "Core Impact Professional product review". SC Magazine. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  13. ^ "Core Insight". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  14. ^ "Security Consulting Services". CORE Security. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  15. ^ "Core Impact Training, Certification and Support". CORE Security. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  16. ^ "Core Advisories". CORE Security. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  17. ^ Gregg Keizer (2010-05-06). "Security firm reveals Microsoft's 'silent' patches". Computerworld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 

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