ThreatConnect

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ThreatConnect
Corporation
Industry Network Security
Founded 2011
Founder Adam Vincent (CEO), Leigh Reichel (CFO)
Headquarters Arlington, Virginia, United States
Products Threat Intelligence Platform
Number of employees
100 (Jan 2016)[1]
Website www.threatconnect.com

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. 

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