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Flashpoint Acquires Vulnerability Intelligence Leader Risk Based Security
Flashpoint will deliver unparalleled visibility into critical vulnerabilities and breaches, enabling security, vendor risk management, and DevSecOps teams to detect vulnerabilities faster, prioritize remediation efforts, and preemptively mitigate risk using automated workflows.
NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 12, 2022 — Flashpoint, the trusted leader in threat intelligence and risk prevention, today announced it has acquired Risk Based Security (RBS), a Richmond, Virginia-based company specializing in vulnerability and data breach intelligence, as well as vendor risk ratings. The integration of RBS’s collections and technology into the Flashpoint platform offers a wide range of cybersecurity practitioners—including cyber threat intelligence (CTI), vulnerability management, DevSecOps, and vendor risk management teams—the contextual threat intelligence and automation they need to detect, prioritize, and thwart emerging cyber risks rapidly and holistically.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome the RBS team to Flashpoint,” said Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz. “This acquisition will enable our clients to rapidly detect critical vulnerabilities before they are widely known, and then automate how they prioritize and remediate these issues. This is a game changer for security teams and represents a vital step towards achieving Flashpoint’s vision of being the single vendor that enterprises can rely on to mitigate all types of security risks and protect critical assets.”
Since its founding in 2011, Risk Based Security has partnered with a diverse group of clients, including Microsoft, BlackRock, Northrop Grumman, Swisscom, American Electric Power, Amtrak, and numerous other enterprises across the technology, financial, insurance, and consumer goods sectors. To date, RBS possesses over 90,000 vulnerabilities in its collections that are not assigned CVE IDs and therefore do not exist in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). RBS’s proprietary technology consistently identifies vulnerabilities before they are commonly known—and maps those vulnerabilities to an enterprise’s software—providing clients with a critical edge and head-start on potential adversaries.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Flashpoint,” said Jake Kouns, CEO of RBS. “It’s rare to find two organizations so similar in culture with a mutual drive to get things done. Our visions align perfectly, and we are excited to collaborate with them to bring a holistic, risk-based intelligence offering to a broad market.”
An asset-based approach to intelligence and risk management
RBS’s extensive vulnerability, data breach, and proprietary vendor risk ratings empower security teams to quickly assess and remediate vulnerabilities based on their unique risk profile—making it the only vulnerability management tool on the market that provides scanless, real-time vulnerability intelligence with vendor and product risk ratings. With this technology, Flashpoint will be able to reveal a customer’s exposure to critical vulnerabilities and supply chain weaknesses, provide contextual awareness into how these vulnerabilities are being exploited by threat actors, and prioritize and automate the actions needed to remediate potential threats.
In light of recent critical vulnerabilities like the highly-publicized disclosure of Log4j, early detection and rapid prioritization of risks is more important than ever. Moving beyond a reactive approach to threats, a combined Flashpoint and RBS solution will drive immediate and differentiated value to all types of security practitioners who are focused on protecting critical assets and infrastructure.
- Read an article by Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz on the significance of the RBS acquisition.
- Hear from RBS CEO Jake Kouns on joining Flashpoint and the importance of vulnerability and data breach intelligence as part of a truly risk-based approach.
- See how RBS and Flashpoint partnered together to share real-time intelligence on the Log4j vulnerability.
- Join us for an upcoming webinar, on January 27 at 1pm, where Jake Kouns of RBS and Flashpoint subject matter experts will provide insight into how the solutions will work together.
Trusted by governments, global commercial companies, and educational institutions, Flashpoint helps organizations protect their most critical assets, infrastructure, and stakeholders from security risks such as cyber threats, ransomware, fraud, physical threats, and more. Leading security practitioners—including cyber threat intelligence (CTI), vulnerability management, DevSecOps and vendor risk management teams—rely on the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform to proactively identify and mitigate risk and stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. To learn more about Flashpoint, visit https://www.flashpoint.io or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.
About Risk Based Security
Risk Based Security (RBS) provides detailed information and analysis on Vulnerability Intelligence, Vendor Risk Ratings and Data Breaches. Our product, the Risk Based Security Platform, combines VulnDB® and Cyber Risk Analytics (CRA), providing organizations access to the most comprehensive security intelligence knowledge bases available, including advanced search capabilities, access to raw data via API, and email alerting to assist organizations in taking the right actions in a timely manner.