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May 10, 2013 – Focus On Big Data and Security – Interesting People: Cyber Squared’s Adam Vincent

“Crowdsourcing Intelligence” sounds like an oxymoron – you know – like Jumbo Shrimp, Military Intelligence or Living Dead – a figure of speech involving contradictory terms.  But that’s exactly what Cyber Squared’s founder and CEO set out to do two years ago.  A veteran of the security business, Adam Vincent was used to helping large organizations protect themselves.  What he didn’t have back then but wanted was the ability to fuse what each organization knew about the threat to create a community perspective.  I met with Mr. Vincent and he explained his belief that working together within trusted communities is critical in mounting a predictive cyber-defense.  Getting organizations to actually share their information with others wasn’t easy. Vincent figured out that with the right incentives and appropriate technical enablement he could get even large organizations to cooperate.  Their flagship product, ThreatConnect, which is on target to officially launch this summer, has over 500 users and is showing great promise in enabling organizations to work together to share threat indicators, crowdsource cyber analysis problems, collaborate across security events, and to protect their organizations against sophisticated cyber threats.  The company has over 30 employees and is privately funded. It will be fun to watch this effort and see what impact it has in the security community.  Read the full article

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Adam is an internationally renowned information security expert and is currently the CEO and a founder at Cyber Squared Inc. He possesses over a decade of experience in programming, network security, penetration testing, cryptography design & cryptanalysis, identity and access control, and a detailed expertise in information security. The culmination of this knowledge has led to the company’s creation of ThreatConnect™, the first-of-its-kind threat intelligence platform. He currently serves as an advisor to multiple security-focused organizations and has provided consultation to numerous businesses ranging from start-ups to governments, Fortune 500 organizations, and top financial institutions. Adam holds an MS in computer science with graduate certifications in computer security and information assurance from George Washington University. Vincent lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, two children, and dog.