They Know Who You Are: Enhancing National Security in the Wake of the OPM Breach

HERNDON, VA – October 19, 2016 Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today announced that founder and chief executive, Richard Helms, will speak at CyberMaryland 2016. The two-day conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from October 20-21, 2016. Mr. Helms’ panel presentation will take place on October 21, 2016 and will discuss the unfortunate ramifications of the OPM Breach and what needs to be done in order to enhance our national security. Specifically, Mr. Helms and the other distinguished panelists will address the tactics our adversaries are willing and able to use, and how to avoid becoming a compromised target. For additional information about this event, please visit the CyberMaryland conference page.

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 2:15pm – 3:15pm ET

Baltimore Hilton Hotel, Baltimore, MD

They Know Who You Are: Enhancing National Security in the Wake of the OPM Breach

The OPM breach is clearly the largest and worst breach of its kind considering the content and volume of personal information that exposed the most sensitive assets of the U.S. — cleared/formerly cleared and friends and family of cleared/formerly cleared individuals. As a result, we have to assume our adversaries know who we are and are positioned to take advantage to whatever end they desire. The government’s answer to issue and expand an identity protection program will undoubtedly fall short of affording actual protection. We are all targets, and the adversaries know who we are. They will come knocking, so what can we do to enhance National Security when nation state aggressors have details to carry out very sophisticated social engineering attacks?

Richard Helms, Founder and Chief Executive, Ntrepid Corporation

After a nearly 30-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Helms founded Abraxas Corporation. It was sold 10 years later but retained 145 engineers and product development lines going back years. Ntrepid Corporation was then formed to solve extremely difficult product challenges. Those product lines are now known as ION, Nfusion, Passages, Timestream, Tartan, Virtus and ELUSIV. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he holds a master’s degree in national security policy and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economic development policy. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Dean of the School of International Service and won Ernst & Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year award in Emerging Technology.

About Passages

Passages is a secure virtual browser that protects the enterprise from all web-based attacks, including web-delivered malware, watering hole attacks, spear phishing, passive information leakage, and drive-by downloads. Passages isolates all browsing activity from the local computer and network, allowing users to access any website and follow any link without risk to the company’s infrastructure or data. Additionally, Passages hides user identity and corporate affiliation, significantly reducing the ability of adversaries to conduct targeted social engineering attacks.

Passages leverages Ntrepid’s platform and 15-year history of protecting the national security community from the world’s most sophisticated opponents, allowing organizations to implement security at the speed of business. From corporate identity management to secure browsing, Ntrepid products empower enterprise online research and data collection, eliminating threats to an online workforce. More information can be found at: