Diverse Group of Industry Security Experts and Leading Academia Tapped to Drive Innovation
HERNDON, VA – September 13, 2016 – Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today made public the membership of the Technical Advisory Board for its secure virtual web browser, Passages. Passages, under development for two years and designed to dramatically decrease the risks of the Internet browser for government and government contractors, was released in December 2015. In creating the Technical Advisory Board, Ntrepid sought to aggressively challenge the Passages development team and drive cybersecurity and functionality improvements by bringing together a distinguished group of cybersecurity experts and visionaries.
“This board was born out of a desire to stay at the forefront of innovation and their work with us has been impressive,” stated Richard Helms, Founder and Chief Executive at Ntrepid. “While Passages provides a seamless transition to secure browsing with a near-zero learning curve, technology is ever changing and we wanted to make sure we kept pace with today’s growing threats. Each one of these outside advisors brings unique expertise to the table and plays a pivotal role in insuring Passages remains at the top of affordable browser security offerings unique to government security requirements.”
Passages allows users to navigate and browse the Internet without fear of picking up malware or putting infrastructure and data at risk, and will benefit greatly from the board’s collective insight. As stated by Marcus Ranum, an Advisory Board member, “Ntrepid’s approach addresses one of the big challenges in sandboxed/containerized browsing: how to maintain user state without having a vulnerable updateable environment on the desktop.” By eliminating malware entering through the browser CIOs should see dramatic reductions in personnel costs associated with analyzing their network, finding malware and reimaging infected machines.
“Wandering around the Internet is like driving without a seatbelt. I like Passages because it helps you from being thrown into your Windows,” said Yanek Korff, another Advisory Board member. “In a Security Operations Center, you’re in the business of poking around the darker corners of the Internet. Finding safe Passages through this protects not only yourself, but also your customers. I am impressed with the Ntrepid team’s focus on protecting the end users while providing as simple a solution to use as possible.”
Each member of the Board was selected for their unique skill sets and backgrounds that have made them leaders in their fields. In addition to driving innovation and improving security characteristics, Ntrepid will leverage the board’s vast experience to ensure Passages remains user friendly and aligns with today’s modern business practices.
The Technical Advisory Board consists of five industry pundits:
Gary McGraw (Chairman) – CTO, Cigital
Gary has tremendous experience with secure application development and his deep connections in the industry made him a perfect choice to chair the board and help Ntrepid identify and recruit additional members.
Marcus Ranum – Senior Strategist, Tenable Network Security
Marcus brings deep and practical experience with secure systems engineering, network security, incident response, and more. He is recognized as a thought leader bringing great insight into the security software and service marketplace.
Fred Schneider – Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Cornell
Fred brings unparalleled academic rigor to the study of building secure and trustworthy software and systems.
Yanek Korff – Principal, Korff Consulting (former CTO of FireEye as a Service)
Yanek’s experience as a CTO for security services combines operational know-how with technical skills and business savvy. He has successfully created, grown, and operated security-as-a-service businesses.
Adam Shostack – Entrepreneur and founder of 5 startups (former Microsoft leader)
Adam is an entrepreneur and technologist with security experience ranging from Microsoft to numerous startups. He has particular experience with privacy technologies and threat modeling.
For more information on Ntrepid’s Technical Advisory Board, please visit www.NtrepidCorp.com/people/profiles/advisors.
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: www.NtrepidCorp.com.