Threat hunting is the emerging modis operandi in cybersecurity. Industry experts concede that eliminating threats entirely is impossible and breaches are inevitable. Defense-in-depth systems likes firewalls and intrusion detection are necessary; but, they are not sufficient. As a result, security analysts are shifting from a passive "wait-and-see" mindset to an active "search-and-destroy" strategy.
We are a highly motivated start-up with a mission to introduce the next generation of network forensics platform designed specifically for threat hunting. We believe that threat hunting requires continuous analysis of forensic data like flow records, meta-data, and packets. However, we recognize that the industry is challenged by the confluence of three concerns:
In response, we propose that utilizing Machine Learning (ML) technologies to detect, discover, and deter threats is no longer a novel option. It is a functional requirement that enables analysts to drastically reduce time to detection.
The founding team of CounterFlow is well-qualified and experienced in the field of network forensics and data science. We have diligently assembled an engineering team consisting of experts in the fields of packet processing, threat detection, data science, and visualization. We are hard at work implementing and introducing AI-driven solutions for threat hunting in Q4 of 2017. The portfolio will consist of two products: CounterFlow Threat Sensors (including enterprise manager) and CounterFlow Intelligence Platform.
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As CEO, Randy leads the company vision and innovation. He is a widely-respected authority in network security monitoring and forensics technology. A veteran, engineer, and serial entrepreneur, Randy has over 25 years of technology leadership experience. He has launched, led, and sold two information technology (IT) security companies, including nPulse Technologies, which was acquired by FireEye, Inc in 2014.
Randy served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, fly fishing, and instrumenting his farm with arduino-based sensors. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Peter is responsible for company operations, including sales and partner relations. Prior to CounterFlow, Peter co-founded nPulse with Randy Caldejon, and after its acquisition by FireEye in 2014, he was responsible for business development for the network forensics portfolio within FireEye. He previously held senior marketing and product management roles at Endace, Allied Telesyn, and Hewlett Packard.
Originally from New Zealand, Peter is a US citizen, who has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the UK, and in the US. He resides in the Boston area. When away from work, he is an enthusiastic runner and cyclist. Peter has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Andrew leads the artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts at CounterFlow. He joined CounterFlow from a position as Chief Scientist of Elder Research,Inc., a leading data science consulting firm, where he worked with hundreds of companies to expand their data science capabilities. Andrew is a frequent author, teacher, and invited speaker on data science topics. In 2012, he co-authored a textbook titled Practical Text Mining that was awarded the PROSE Award in the field of Computing and Information Sciences.
Having moved from Massachusetts to Virginia, Andrew misses the watercooler chatter about Boston sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. His interests in sports and data science merged for an analysis of NFL coaching trees that was featured on ESPN.com. Andrew earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.S. in Computer Science from Bethel University.
Erik handles finance, fundraising, and other aspects of business development. Prior to CounterFlow, he has served multiple startups across varying industries, most recently at a venture-backed IoT systems company PsiKick. While a part of these startups, Erik played a role in raising over $30M in both venture investment and grant funding. In these roles, he was either the business lead or directly reported to the CEO, and was tasked with ownership of finance, operations, business development, recruiting, and marketing. Prior to these startups, he spent three years in a corporate finance leadership program at Johnson & Johnson.
In his spare time, Erik is a low handicap on the golf course and is an avid supporter of his beloved Arsenal FC. He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Finance & Marketing from Seton Hall University, where he was D1 soccer player.