Reston, VA – May 7, 2018 – LookingGlass™ Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence-driven security, today announced its acquisition of Sentinel™, a threat intelligence platform developed by global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs.
LookingGlass has been a long-term threat intelligence vendor to Goldman Sachs, a relationship that facilitated LookingGlass’ acquisition of Sentinel and fulfills Goldman Sachs’ vision to expand the platform to the broader financial services industry and beyond. Under the terms of the acquisition, LookingGlass will further develop and commercialize the technology behind Sentinel. Goldman Sachs also becomes a strategic investor in LookingGlass, with Rana Yared, Managing Director in the Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) group at Goldman Sachs, joining LookingGlass’ board of directors.
To read more on this acquisition visit our press release: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQpGn
The Security Challenge
Today’s threat landscape is constantly changing and security teams know they need to keep up. Yet, when digital data is increasing exponentially, network perimeters are expanding with mobile devices, physical and cyber are converging with new Internet-connected IoT devices and physical business assets, threats are continuously morphing, third party partners have privileged access and information, new breaches are in the news every day, and hackers are looking to exploit any and every vulnerability, security teams are searching for better ways to keep their organization secure.
The LookingGlass solution portfolio of threat intelligence services, threat data feeds in the form of machine readable threat intelligence, a threat intelligence platform with 100+ sources of threat and global Internet data analyzed and transformed into threat intelligence, and network mitigation capabilities enable our intelligence-driven approach to be proactively leveraged by our clients unlike any other company in the industry. We address the full spectrum of threats including structured threats and Indicators of Compromise, unstructured and open source (OSINT) risk data, internal network telemetry, physical threats, and mitigation options.
LookingGlass solutions are highly scalable to fit any size organization and level of security operations sophistication and maturity. Some organizations may want to start with threat data feeds. Others, as they begin integrating multiple threat feeds look for a threat intelligence platform to help. That data or intelligence is then run through mitigation products such as SIEMs, firewalls and LookingGlass mitigation solutions to stop threats. Organizations may choose to augment some of their security operations with threat intelligence analysts and services.
LookingGlass DNA and solutions are uniquely and strongly rooted in a deep, rich understanding of global Internet risks and activity. For example, our Scout line of threat intelligence is developed by taking over 140 sources of threat data which are gathered, ingested, aggregated, normalized, enriched and analyzed to create threat intelligence. It is then layered on top of continuous monitoring and assessment of global Internet intelligence risks and activity for the ultimate threat visibility and understanding. From this perspective, organizations can understand risks and threats to their public facing infrastructure and that of their partners, companies in their industry, and frankly any organization.
Chris Coleman has served as the president, chief executive officer, and board member of LookingGlass since July 2013. Before joining LookingGlass, Chris was the Director of Cyber Security for U.S Public Sector at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Chris held senior executive positions at ManTech International and was a partner at Integrated Data Systems, acquired by ManTech in 2003. Chris brings over 20 years of business experience in cyber security and the technology industry to his role as CEO of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc.
Stewart Curley is the Chief Financial Officer for LookingGlass with over 25 years of extensive financial and operational management experience with high growth software/IT services companies. He has held a variety of positions including CFO, COO and VP of Services. Stewart has broad experience with private/public financings, international operations, commercial banking, debt restructuring, turn-around situations, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive hands-on experience managing finance, accounting, administration, HR, contract/legal, and professional services organizations spanning both the commercial and public sector markets.
Most recently, Stewart served as CFO for ThreatTrack Security, a cybersecurity software company. Previously he served as CFO of SecureInfo Corporation and POMS Corporation and was VP Finance at Orbital Sciences Corporation.
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions is a rapidly growing team of driven individuals who are creating innovative products for the dynamic world of cybersecurity and threat intelligence. That’s why we are on the constant hunt for the best minds in cybersecurity to join our team. Behind our success are people that thrive on collaboration and creativity, delivering meaningful impact to our customers.
LookingGlass is comprised of Internet trailblazers, technical innovators and experienced business professionals.
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