Introducing CounterTack

Posted by John Worrall   |   November 16, 2011

Each year, more than $32 billion is spent worldwide on security technologies, yet motivated cyber attackers are still finding ways to penetrate the network. Efforts to create a layered security defense are largely failing due to an outmoded focus on the perimeter and already known threats. Enterprise and government organizations need a way to deal with the new reality created by continuous whaling attacks and custom malware attempts that now penetrate even the most “secure” enterprise. With these advanced persistent threats increasing at an exponential rate, organizations need a completely new line of defense.

Enter CounterTack – the industry’s first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions. Our mission – and yes, we choose to accept it – is to help solve information security’s most critical problem: threats that have already penetrated traditional, layered defense mechanisms to invade commercial and government networks.

In addition to announcing a $9.5 million Series A funding round and unveiling our newly structured executive leadership team, we’re excited to introduce our blog today. In it, we’ll of course share our latest company and product news, events and media happenings. But primarily, we’ll use this platform to examine the latest trends and topics around advanced persistent threats (APTs), while providing insightful commentary on what’s happening in the ever-evolving enterprise security space. We firmly believe that facing today’s challenges with yesterday’s approach just doesn’t make sense – and we look forward to sharing our perspectives and fresh ideas with you.

You’ll be hearing from members of our team of veteran cyber defense experts, and you can also expect some guest appearances from Admiral William J. Fallon, chairman of our board of directors. As former head of both U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Fallon has gained tremendous visibility and insight into the role of cyber security in protecting our nation’s most sensitive communications and critical assets – and we’re honored to have him on board.

Thanks for visiting, and please check back again soon.

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