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ThreatConnect, Inc
IndustryNetwork Security
FoundedApril 28th, 2011
FounderAdam Vincent (Co-founder), Andrew Pendergast (Co-founder), Leigh Reichel (Co-founder), Balaji Yelemenchilli (Current CEO)
Arlington, Virginia
United States
ProductsThreat Intelligence Platform, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response, Cyber Risk Quantification
Number of employees
129 (May 2019)[1]

ThreatConnect is a cyber-security firm based in Arlington, Virginia. They provide a Threat Intelligence Platform for companies to aggregate and act upon threat intelligence.


The firm was founded in 2011 as Cyber Squared Inc. by Adam Vincent, Richard Barger, Andrew Pendergast and Leigh Reichel.[2] They renamed to ThreatConnect after their series A funding of $4 million in 2014,[3][4] and in December 2015 obtained series B funding of $16 million.[5]

The company gained attention when it linked the Anthem medical data breach to Chinese government-sponsored entities.[6] According to cybercrime expert Brian Krebs, ThreatConnect identified domains used by the group that were intentionally similar to legitimate domains used by Anthem.[7]

They also linked Guccifer 2.0, responsible for the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, to the Russian-backed cyberespionage group Fancy Bear.[8][9] Further cyberattacks they attributed to Fancy Bear include against a group investigating the Malaysia Airlines 17 crash,[10] and the World Anti-Doping Agency who had recently issued a report about state-sponsored doping.[11]

In September 2020, ThreatConnect acquired Virginia-based software company Nehemiah Security.[12]


  1. ^ Chris Bing (26 January 2016). "This Cyber Startup Is Flying Under the Radar With a Monster Valuation". DC Inno.
  2. ^ Ethan Rothstein (12 January 2015). "Shirlington Startup Helping Big Companies Prevent Hacking". ARLnow - Arlington, Va. Local News & Community.
  3. ^ Eric Hal Schwartz (20 November 2014). "Virginia Cybersecurity Startup Cyber Squared Gets $4M and a Name Change". In The Capital.
  4. ^ Steven Overly (20 November 2014). "Cybersecurity firm Cyber Squared raises $4 million, changes name to ThreatConnect". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Cara O'Donnell (22 December 2016). "Threat Intelligence Startup ThreatConnect Closes $16M Investment Round and Makes Strategic Move within Arlington". Arlington Economic Development.
  6. ^ Ellen Nakashima (27 February 2015). "Security firm finds link between China and Anthem hack". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ Brian Krebs (9 April 2016). "Anthem Breach May Have Started in April 2014". Krebs On Security.
  8. ^ Teri Robinson (26 July 2016). "ThreatConnect: Guccifer 2.0 likely persona for Russian-linked propagandists, PR operatives leaking info to media". SC Magazine. Haymarket Media Group.
  9. ^ "US cybersecurity firms say Russia likely behind hacks". The Times of Israel. Associated Press. 1 August 2016.
  10. ^ India Ashok (29 September 2016). "Journalists investigating MH17 hacked by Russia-backed Fancy Bear hackers - ThreatConnect". International Business Times.
  11. ^ Sam Thielman (23 August 2016). "Same Russian hackers likely breached Olympic drug-testing agency and DNC". The Guardian.
  12. ^ "Arlington cybersecurity firm buys Tysons software company". Virginia Business. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2020-09-29.

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