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LEAKED EXPLOITS SPARK MAJOR CYBERCRIME INCIDENTS SAYS 2017 MID-YEAR REPORT BY SURFWATCH LABS

July 25, 2017 – Sterling, VA – Ransomware, large-scale data dumps and cybercrime-as-a-service dominated first half of 2017


SurfWatch Labs Connects the Dots Between Strategic, Operational and Tactical Cyber Threat Intelligence

June 19, 2017 – Sterling, VA – The SurfWatch Analytics API now includes STIX/TAXII 2 Formatted IOCs and Seamlessly Integrates with Splunk


SurfWatch Labs Extends Its Strategic and Operational Cyber Threat Intelligence to Address Heightened Risk from Expanding Digital Footprints

May 16, 2017 – Sterling, VA – Digital Risk Monitoring capabilities include continuous visibility and intel on risks to your technology and physical infrastructure, brand(s) and third party vendors


PlanetRisk and SurfWatch Labs Partner to Help Organizations Manage Their Expanding Digital Risk Footprint

April 10, 2017 – Washington D.C. –Combining strategic and operational cyber threat intelligence with enterprise risk analytics to provide holistic view of threats to digital and physical assets


Demand for Strategic and Operational Threat Intelligence Drives SurfWatch Labs’ Record Growth

February 7, 2017 – Sterling, VA –Rapid Adoption of SurfWatch Cyber Advisor Results in Tripled Bookings Growth


SurfWatch Labs Launches Threat Analyst to Provide Cyber Intelligence for Your Company, Supply Chain and Industry

January 17, 2017 – Sterling, VA –Intel analysts now have evaluated and highly targeted threat intelligence at their fingertips to quickly mitigate critical cyber risks


BOTNET-POWERED IoT DEVICES CREATE NEW AVENUES OF ATTACK SAYS NEW REPORT BY SURFWATCH LABS

January 04, 2017 – Sterling, VA – Service interruption via DDoS and supply chain threats are among the leading causes of cybercrime over the past year.


Using Strategic and Operational Threat Intelligence to Reduce Adversary Opportunities

October 25, 2016 – Sterling, VA – Threat intelligence strategist and former CISO available for interviews.


Data Stockpiling Pays Off For Cybercriminals, Says New Report By SurfWatch Labs

July 20, 2016 – Sterling, VA – Old breaches led to new breaches as cybercriminals’ ability to use and monetize personal information rose significantly across all industries.


New Cyber Threat Intelligence Case Study for Financial Services Released by SurfWatch Labs

June 29, 2016 – Sterling, VA – A new video case study released today by cyber threat intelligence provider SurfWatch Labs, explains how Apple Federal Credit Union proactively addresses trending cyber risks to better protect sensitive member information.


Increasingly Savvy Cyber Criminals Targeted Personal Information in 2015, Says New Report By SurfWatch Labs

March 17, 2016 – Sterling, VA – Cybercriminals shifted their targets over the past year from focusing on credit card information at financial institutions to increasingly steal personal information across a swath of industries, according to a new report released today by SurfWatch Labs, a cyber threat intelligence provider. Attack methods also evolved in 2015 with more of a focus on DDoS extortion and ransomware.


Using Cyber Threat Intelligence to Reduce Your Risk: ISACA National Capital Area Chapter Conference Session on March 15

March 10, 2016 – ISACA CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE Arlington, VA – To defend against cyber-attacks, most organizations look within their own networks for possible intruders and ways to layer defenses. Often forgotten is an external examination of threats happening across an organization's industry and the likelihood those threats will hit your business. Former transit authority CISO and current chief security strategist at cyber threat intelligence firm SurfWatch Labs, Adam Meyer, will present how to effectively collect and use cyber threat intelligence as part of your overall risk management program from 10:45am-11:45am at the Annual ISACA National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) Cybersecurity Conference on "Preventing the Breach". He is available for in-person interviews on March 15 immediately before and after that time.


SurfWatch Labs Announces Latest Release of its Threat Intelligence Suite

February 16, 2016 – Sterling, VA – SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber threat intelligence solutions, announces the latest release of the SurfWatch Threat Intelligence Suite, which extends visibility into security gaps and risks across the supply chain. With the latest version of the Threat Intelligence Suite, customers can easily map and better visualize their unique network and the relevant cyber threats within their supply chain. Supply chain risks can be viewed alongside external and internal threats for a complete picture of an organization's overall cyber risk.


SurfWatch Labs Appoints Tim Layton as Chief Intelligence Officer

January 13, 2016 – Sterling, VA – SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber threat intelligence solutions, announces the addition of cybersecurity expert, Tim Layton, as the company's Chief Intelligence Officer. Layton will be responsible for guiding SurfWatch Labs' vision and overall approach to delivering strategic and operational threat intelligence solutions to the commercial and federal markets.


How to Use Risk Intelligence: Cyber Maryland Session Oct 29

October 21, 2015 – Baltimore, MD – To defend against cyber-attacks, most organizations look within their own networks for possible intruders and ways to layer defenses. Often forgotten is an external examination of threats happening across an organization's industry and the likelihood those threats will hit you. Adam Meyer, chief security strategist at cyber threat intelligence firm SurfWatch Labs, will present how to effectively collect and use cyber threat intelligence as part of your overall risk management program from 3:30pm – 4:15pm at the Cyber Maryland Conference. He is available for in-person interviews on October 29 immediately before and after that time.


How to Tell if Your Organization is a Victim on the Dark Web: Tech Birmingham Keynote on Oct 20

October 14, 2015 – Birmingham, AL – Why and how organizations should consider Dark Web cyber threat intelligence as a major component of their cybersecurity strategy will be discussed at Tech Birmingham on October 20. Former government analyst and founder of cyber threat intelligence firm SurfWatch Labs, Jason Polancich will present how the Dark Web is an increasingly used marketplace for cybercrime goods and services from 11:30am – 1pm. He is available for in-person interviews on October 20 immediately before and after the session.


SurfWatch Labs Launches Cyber Advisor to Provide Organizations with a Complete Cyber Threat Intelligence Operation

September 29, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber threat intelligence solutions, announces a new offering called SurfWatch Cyber Advisor. This new solution provides organizations with a comprehensive, out-of-the-box intelligence function that includes an initial risk assessment, continuous risk monitoring, and specific guidance on how to effectively address critical threats. SurfWatch Cyber Advisor combines our analytics, products and human experts to give businesses an immediate cyber threat intelligence operation that drives a prioritized set of tactical defenses.


User Interaction Points Identified as Top Cyber Crime Enabler, Says SurfWatch Labs 2015 Mid-Year Risk Report

August 17, 2015 – Sterling, VA – While some cybercriminals' capabilities are increasingly sophisticated, most still rely on tried and true, user-targeted techniques to gain unlawful access and steal sensitive information according to a new, mid-year report released today by cyber risk intelligence solution provider, SurfWatch Labs.


SurfWatch Labs Launches Personalized Dark Web Cyber Risk Intelligence Service

June 30, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced the general availability of a personalized cyber risk intelligence service that provides focused, in-depth research and analysis of the organization's high level threat and risk environment from the Dark Web. This service is delivered in conjunction with a suite of SurfWatch Apps to provide a comprehensive, 360 degree view of the cyber threats facing an organization.


SurfWatch Labs Appoints Joe Wiltshire as VP of Sales and Business Development

June 23, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announces the addition of security and data analytics sales veteran, Joe Wiltshire, as the company's VP of Sales and Business Development. Wiltshire will be responsible for continuing the expansion of the SurfWatch Labs customer base and overseeing all sales operations and strategic partnerships.


SurfWatch Labs Launches Cyber Risk Cloud to Allow Organizations to Submit, Store, Analyze and Share Their Evaluated Cyber Intelligence Across Their Enterprise and With Trusted Partners

June 3, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced the general availability of SurfWatch Cyber Risk Cloud, which allows organizations to compare their evaluated cyber event data to a broader set of intelligence for enriched risk management analysis and insights.


SurfWatch Labs Connects the Server Room to the Board Room by Linking an Organization's Unique Cyber Risks to its Business Operations

April 7, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced the latest version of SurfWatch C-Suite, an executive-level dashboard application that provides personalized KPI-driven analytics and insights to help measure and drive an organization's cyber security strategy.


SurfWatch Labs Announces Mobile Version of its Flagship Cyber Risk Intelligence Application that Provides Immediate Insights into Cybersecurity KPI's

January 12, 2015 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced the latest version of SurfWatch C-Suite, an executive-level dashboard application that provides personalized KPI-driven analytics and insights to help measure and drive an organization's cybersecurity strategy.


SurfWatch Labs Acquires Cyber Risk Management Technology to Complement its Portfolio of Risk Intelligence Solutions

November 17, 2014 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced it has acquired a proprietary, SaaS-based risk management technology that delivers prescriptive steps for proactively managing impending cyber risks. This risk management application provides executives and security professionals with a practical approach to quickly implement the most effective measures from a security policy, process, technology and compliance perspective – tailored specifically to an organization's business profile.


SurfWatch Labs Announces Availability of Cyber Risk Business Intelligence Application that is Purpose-Built for C-Level Executives and Board Members

September 16, 2014 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announced the general availability of SurfWatch C-Suite, an interactive dashboard application designed specifically to give corporate executives and board members the ability to easily and immediately understand cyber risk KPIs.


SURFWATCH LABS FOUNDER AND CHIEF ARCHITECT CONFIRMED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CL@B XIV

August 26, 2014 – Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announced that its Founder and Chief Architect, Jason Polancich, will give a keynote address at CL@B XIV on Wednesday, September 10 in Panama City on "Completing the Risk Picture: Adding a Business Intelligence and Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity."


NEXTGOV POWERS ITS CYBERSECURITY APP WITH CYBER RISK INTELLIGENCE FROM SURFWATCH LABS

July 22, 2014 – SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announced that its security analytics content is being used to power the Nextgov Cybersecurity app, available in the iTunes store.


HackSurfer Rebrands as SurfWatch Labs; Launches SurfWatch Analytics to Help Organizations Immediately Pinpoint Relevant Cyber Risks and Understand the Business Impact

July 1, 2014 – Technology Executive Dave Ellison Appointed President and CEO to Lead the Company's Vision of Delivering Cyber Risk Intelligence in a Complete Business Context


HackSurfer Secures Financing to Deliver Innovative, SaaS-Based Cyber Risk Intelligence Offerings

April 22, 2014 – Cyber Security Firm Enables Organizations to Effectively Mitigate Business-Specific Security Risks through Relevant, Targeted and Actionable Intelligence


HackSurfer Announces New Partnership With Malformity Labs

Jan. 29, 2014 – HackSurfer's API Data Endpoints to Be Integrated with Capabilities of Maltego with Malformity Labs' Transform Pack


HACKSURFER LAUNCHES SUITE OF CYBERCRIME API AND REPORT OFFERINGS

Jan. 9, 2014 – New options enable subscribers to access in-depth cybercrime reports and embed continuously-updated data onto their proprietary applications


HackSurfer Launches World's First Online Network For Cybercrime Defense

Oct. 8, 2013 – New Firm Closes the Gap in Cybercrime Threat Awareness with Massive-Scale Data Analysis and Social Media Collaboration for Targeted Businesses