SpearTip Changes Traditional Online Security by Employing Military Counterintelligence Techniques
Cyber Counterintelligence Firm Captures FireEye’s Consulting Partner of the Year Award
ST. LOUIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, St. Louis-based SpearTip announced it has been named the FireEye Consulting Partner of the Year. The award recognizes SpearTip for helping protect clients from targeted attacks and bringing customers the leading technology and service to keep their networks secure against advanced threats.
“SpearTip has been a key partner for FireEye because they bring the right combination of technology and services to their clients to help keep them protected,” said Steve Pataky, FireEye vice president of worldwide channels and alliances. “Their expertise and former military training is invaluable to understanding the methodologies that have transitioned from attacks against nation-states to commercial organizations. We’re proud to name them our 2013 consulting partner of the year.”
SpearTip takes a unique, military-inspired cyber counterintelligence approach to cyber crime prevention that draws upon the experiences of the firm’s key personnel. Comprised primarily of former government special agents with extensive military intelligence and security backgrounds, many SpearTip staffers have worked in highly sensitive government positions and have responded to attacks initiated by sophisticated threat actors in search of the government’s highest value information.
“The FireEye technology is second to none, but you have to go beyond the traditional layered security approach and services play a key role in effective threat protection,” commented Jarrett Kolthoff, SpearTip President & CEO. “We bring military counterintelligence and human intelligence investigative techniques to the table that no one else is using right now. It gives our clients the ability to flesh out both internal and external threats that could devastate their businesses.”
In the wake of the various public security breaches, the topic of IT security has moved to the front burner in conversations ranging from the break room to the boardroom. A single security breach can shatter consumer trust, erode brand value, and severely impact stock prices, as well as compromise intellectual property and trade secrets. Yet, many American companies are leaving their most valuable digital assets woefully unprotected.
“Our team still takes the approach that we’re protecting our nation from cyber-terrorism,” Kolthoff concluded. “Instead of protecting the government, now we’re protecting the companies that fuel America’s economy and our critical infrastructure. From where we sit, that’s still a matter of national security. A significant breach could dramatically impact confidence in corporate America and our markets. We can’t allow that to happen. That’s what drives us every day.”
FireEye’s choice of SpearTip as Consulting Partner of the Year directly reflects the change within the cyber security community. Stopping sophisticated threats requires a more sophisticated approach to cyber security than most companies have ever considered. Protection systems are only the beginning; companies need cyber counterintelligence trained personnel. Now the private sector can protect assets by using significant firepower in what is quickly becoming a war on data.
To learn more about the SpearTip, visit www.speartip.com, or call (800) 236-6550.
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