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Episode #1: Cyber Insights by SOSA with Josh Lefkowitz, CEO Flashpoint

William Altman

Senior Analyst at SOSA

Apr 2, 2020

Gathering reliable intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web is increasingly part of developing an effective enterprise cybersecurity strategy. In episode 1, William Altman interviews Josh Lefkowitz, CEO of Flashpoint. Flashpoint uses human-powered analysis and sophisticated technology to provide clients with business risk intelligence sourced from illicit online communities. 

Josh answers questions on his company’s mission, his most top-of-mind cybersecurity trend in 2020, the relationship between the Deep and Dark Web and enterprise cybersecurity, the various Dark Web threats Flashpoint is seeing related to Covid-19, and the skills Flashpoint’s analysts use to help defend their clients

Check out the full interview in the video above, or skip to the most relevant questions:

(1:00) Q1: What does your company do and how do you do it?

(2:08) Q2: When you think about the broad array of cybersecurity trends unfolding today from threats to regulations what is top of mind for you in 2020?

(5:28) Q3: What is the relationship between the Dark Web and enterprise cybersecurity? Additionally, can you talk about what Flashpoint is seeing related to COVID19 and cybersecurity, how sophisticated are the threats / actors that are trying to exploit these uncertain times?

(6:58) Q4: Flashpoint analysts study and master the cultures and communities that make up cyber-threat landscapes. Can you tell me more about what that means? Also, how do you find and retain the personnel needed to provide your clients with actionable intelligence?