SOURCE: SecurityStarfish


August 16, 2012 13:44 ET

SecurityStarfish Provides Actionable Threat Intelligence That Strengthens Enterprise Defenses and Reduces Security Risk

Fortune 500 Clients Rely on Company to Predict and Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals' Next Moves

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) -  SecurityStarfish, a provider of cyberthreat intelligence that enables global enterprises to reduce the risk of data breaches, today announced it is providing Fortune 500 enterprises with actionable cyberthreat intelligence that allows them to establish a unified defensive front against cyberattacks, predict cybercriminals' next moves, and reduce the risk of data breaches and brand damage. SecurityStarfish clients provide data about attacks they've sustained, the company's experts analyze the aggregated information and then report findings back to members who use it to strengthen defenses against a constant barrage of sophisticated and advanced cyberthreats. Clients receive the added benefit of participation in regular collaborative forums where they formulate remediation procedures and unified defensive strategies.

SecurityStarfish global clients include Fortune 500 organizations operating within multiple industries, including finance, high tech, eCommerce, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, cloud, mobile, and energy. Clients submit information anonymously through a secure, stealth portal that protects them against regulatory backlash and government interference. Because only clients can submit information, members are assured that data and guidance provided in reports is authentic and reliable. Security Starfish in return provides threat intelligence across all sectors and industries, so member companies have the most current and robust threat intelligence available as they define their security strategies.

"As a former CISO of organizations that were under constant attack, including eBay and the world's sixth largest bank, I can state with assurance that insight into active threats making their way through the wild and knowledge of how to combat them is invaluable," said Dave Cullinane, SecurityStarfish co-founder and CEO. "SecurityStarfish reports and guidance take the guesswork out of cybersecurity, providing our members with actionable threat intelligence they can use to make security decisions that reduce risk across their organizations."

"Sophisticated cyberattacks can cause massive damage to physical infrastructure, deny access to corporate networks and websites, and lead to costly information breaches and brand damage," said Gordon Shevlin, SecurityStarfish co-founder, EVP and COO. "SecurityStarfish helps its clients develop a united and well-organized defense that allows them to raise their security posture, defend against cyberattacks, and shift the balance of power back into the hands of the enterprise."

Actionable Cyberthreat Intelligence
SecurityStarfish collects, aggregates and analyses cyberthreat intelligence provided by its clients across multiple industries. It then produces actionable intelligence that helps them to predict cybercriminals' next moves, reduce the risk of data breaches, better protect themselves and make strategic security decisions and investments. The organization produces frequent reports that include threat analysis, guidance on remediation, and direction on how to reduce risk. Clients learn about the latest threats, where they come from, how to remove them, and how to defend against them.

SecurityStarfish clients receive a wide range of benefits:

  • Cross-sector threat views providing robust, comprehensive understanding of threats you need to defend against
  • 24/7 access to critical attack and defense data
  • Quarterly working forums
  • Guaranteed anonymity
  • Secure portal for sharing information
  • Reports on cyberthreats and remediation procedures
  • Real-world data about cyberthreats
  • Insight into cyberattacker behavior
  • Information about adversaries' responses to security defenses
  • Knowledge to develop effective budgets

Founded by Security Industry Leaders
SecurityStarfish founders and leaders are industry veterans who bring more than 60 years of combined IT security experience to the company. Having founded and managed successful security startups, major global solutions providers and brand names that include eBay and FishNet Security.

CEO Cullinane, a globally recognized leader and visionary in IT security, formerly was CISO and vice president of Global Fraud, Risk and Security for eBay. Before that, he was CISO for the sixth largest bank in the U.S. Cullinane is a founding member and chairman of the board of the Cloud Security Alliance and past president and chairman of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC). He is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Fellow and was recently elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He was named CSO of the Year in 2005 by SC Magazine, and CSO Magazine's 2006 Compass Award winner as a "Visionary Leader of the Security Profession." In 2012, he was awarded SecureWorld's first Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the information security community.

EVP and COO Shevlin is currently CEO of Business Risk Intelligence provider Allgress. Previously, he co-founded SiegeWorks, a digital defense services firm, building a strong international presence and managing its acquisition by FishNet Security, one of the nation's leading providers of information security solutions. At FishNet, Shevlin was executive vice president where he played a key role in developing the company's vision and security strategies for its enterprise clients.

About SecurityStarfish
SecurityStarfish is shifting the balance of power on the internet away from cybercriminals and into the hands of the enterprise. Clients are comprised of global Fortune-ranked financial institutions, manufacturers, retailers, healthcare providers, and energy providers. Using information provided by clients anonymously via a secure portal, the organization provides actionable cyberthreat intelligence that enables clients to raise their security posture, defend against cyberattacks, and avoid costly breaches, fines and brand damage. For more information visit

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