Welcome!

News Feed Item

Prominent Information Security Executives Steve Katz and Michael Barrett Join Fortscale's Advisory Board

Fortscale's Big Data Analytics Platform for Security was recently Chosen as One of the 10 Coolest Big Data Startups of 2013

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Fortscale, the Big Data cyber security analytics start-up, today announced that Steve Katz, former CISO at Citibank, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, and Michael Barrett, former CISO at PayPal and VP of Security at American Express, have joined Fortscale's Advisory Board.

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/662985 )

Widely regarded as "the world's first CISO", Steve Katz is a prominent figure in the cyber security discipline, having served as the senior security executive for Citibank/Citigroup, JP Morgan, and most recently Merrill Lynch. Deeply respected for his expertise in both the financial services and security industries, Katz has testified to Congress on information security issues and was appointed as the Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury.  

"Enterprises are very conscious of the need for better User Intelligence, particularly in the aftermath of the Snowden affair," said Katz. "I welcome the opportunity to be an advisor to Fortscale, a true pioneer in the provision of User Intelligence solutions that help enterprise security analysts pinpoint and investigate suspicious user activity."

Michael Barrett served from 2006 to 2013 as CISO for PayPal, and was responsible for ensuring the security of PayPal's 130+ million accounts worldwide. Before joining PayPal, Barrett was Vice President of security and utility strategy at American Express, and also was President of the Liberty Alliance. Currently, Barrett is President of the FIDO Alliance, an open standards consortium for User Authentication.

"I am delighted to join Fortscale's team as an Advisory Board member, and look forward to helping the company bring its innovative big data security analytics to the enterprise market," said Barrett.

Fortscale's enriched big data analytics provide security analysts team unique User Intelligence capabilities and advanced investigation and algorithms tool set that help them to discover advanced cyber attacks, compromised users and suspicious access of users to data. The Fortscale 1.0 product is currently in private beta and successfully installed in leading enterprises, with commercial launch planned for 2014. Fortscale was recently chosen by CRN as one of the 10 coolest Big Data startups of 2013, and was also selected as a finalist in the prestigious O'Reilly 'STRATA + Hadoop' Big Data Startup Showcase.

"We are thrilled and honored to have Michael and Steve join our advisory board," said Idan Tendler, Fortscale CEO and co-founder. "The wealth of knowledge and security experience that they bring, particularly from the high-risk financial services and e-commerce sectors, will be invaluable to us as we continue our growth and prepare for the product launch."

About Fortscale

Fortscale's goal is to enable enterprise security analysts to easily run big data analytics for User Intelligence, regardless of their technical know-how. Fortscale was founded in 2012 by seasoned security entrepreneurs from Israel's high-tech sector, many of whom served in the IDF's Elite Intelligence and Cyber Unit. Its team includes specialists in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning algorithms and Cyber Warfare experts. Fortscale is backed by top-tier investors and a strong advisory board comprising global organizations' CISOs and world-renowned experts in machine learning algorithms and cyber security. To learn more, please visit http://www.fortscale.com or contact Fortscale at [email protected] or at +1-212-519-9889.

SOURCE Fortscale

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels, a cybersecurity firm, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Channels, Inc. offers several products and solutions to its many clients, helping them protect critical data from being compromised and access to computer networks from the unauthorized. The company develops comprehensive data encryption security strategie...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, John Morello, CTO of Twistlock, will address this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API,” which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of t...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to...
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically ab...
The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyer belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are m...
Connecting to major cloud service providers is becoming central to doing business. But your cloud provider’s performance is only as good as your connectivity solution. Massive Networks will place you in the driver's seat by exposing how you can extend your LAN from any location to include any cloud platform through an advanced high-performance connection that is secure and dedicated to your business-critical data. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Paul Mako, CEO & CIO of Massive Networks, wil...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
Cloud resources, although available in abundance, are inherently volatile. For transactional computing, like ERP and most enterprise software, this is a challenge as transactional integrity and data fidelity is paramount – making it a challenge to create cloud native applications while relying on RDBMS. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Claus Jepsen, Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs at Unit4, will explore that in order to create distributed and scalable solutions ensuring high availa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that App2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. App2Cloud is an online Platform, specializing in migrating legacy applications to any Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, showed how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He also shared the story of how Skytap used Docker to get out of the business of managing infrastructure, and into the business of delivering innovation and business value. Attendees learned how up-front planning allows for a clean sep...