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Photo Release -- ThreatConnect, Inc. Announces Hire of Wade Baker as Vice President, Strategy and Risk Analytics

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThreatConnect, Inc., the leading provider of threat intelligence software and services including the ThreatConnect® Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), today announced Wade Baker is joining the senior management team to expand the company’s vision for enterprise-level, risk-based decision making.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/24f2155a-ae08-4515-a723-c4be72ae0449

Baker previously served as Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Research at Verizon Security Solutions where he led the overall direction of security services, technology capabilities, intelligence operations, and research programs. Baker spearheaded Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing (VERIS), and the VERIS Community Database. His research background and work at Verizon makes him uniquely qualified to see threat intelligence in an entirely new way -- specifically its larger enterprise implications and its ability to be leveraged for risk mitigation.

“Part of what drew me to ThreatConnect was their emphasis on data,” said Baker. “I am a researcher at heart, so the fact that there is a platform available that improves security awareness and action across a larger community is what led me here.”

ThreatConnect’s platform architecture as well as public and private communities for secure crowdsourcing bring rich contextual data to its users. To add even more value to the operational intelligence already available in the platform, Baker will have strategic oversight to develop more executive-level data, analytics, and risk reporting within the platform. In addition, he will use his experience creating Verizon’s DBIR to conduct and publish threat intelligence trend data.

Baker continued, “ThreatConnect makes secure tactical and operational intelligence sharing as well as crowdsourcing a reality. In my previous position, I developed an appreciation for the need to unite incident response, intelligence, and SOC workflows and data in a common platform. ThreatConnect helped me solve that need as a customer, and I‘m looking forward to help solve it for others as a member of the team.”

“Wade is a visionary and a team leader,” said CEO Adam Vincent. “With Wade’s help, ThreatConnect will continue to grow as the most advanced Threat Intelligence Platform and further its enterprise risk detection and mitigation capabilities for all our users. Wade will inspire all of us as an industry to embrace a new conceptual model for strategic and risk analytics for better business decision-making.”

ThreatConnect, Inc. experienced significant growth in 2014 and finished the year with record revenue and has customers in a variety of strategic vertical and geographic segments including financial services, health and medical, oil and gas, and telecommunications. In 2015, the company plans to more than double in size. ThreatConnect works closely with integration partners that leverage the ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform to enhance their own products ranging from threat feeds, firewalls, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), to end point protection and malware identification.

ThreatConnect is the most comprehensive Threat Intelligence Platform on the market today. With ThreatConnect, users can easily aggregate, analyze, and act on all of the threat intelligence data they receive, effectively share data with trusted connections, and keep historical threat data all in one place.

Wade speaks frequently at various security and risk conferences throughout the country, including RSA, Black Hat, the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, and corporate security team events. For more information on booking Wade to speak at an event, please contact events@threatconnect.com.

About ThreatConnect, Inc.
ThreatConnect, Inc. provides industry-leading advanced threat intelligence software and services including ThreatConnect®, the most comprehensive Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) on the market. ThreatConnect delivers a single platform in the cloud and on-premises to effectively aggregate, analyze, and act to counter sophisticated cyber-attacks. Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities, ThreatConnect offers a superior understanding of relevant cyber threats to business operations. To register for a free ThreatConnect account, or to learn more about our products and services, visit: www.threatconnect.com.

Larissa Fair lfair@threatconnect.com 202-768-8022

Source:ThreatConnect, Inc.