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Brier & Thorn

Protecting the intellectual property of the U.S. and commerce from theft against more advanced and sophisticated cyber attacks.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry IT Services
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2010
  • Employees 2
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Company Summary

Rogue nations are hacking into the computers of western countries at a prolific rate to steal IP, referred to as Advanced Persistent Threats (APT); a $382Bn problem as of 2011. We are a risk management consultancy that has reengineered currently broken security models to protect clients against APT attacks through consulting and our Intelligence as a Service (IaaS). Clients incl biotech, DoD, energy, critical infrastructure and financial.


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    Alissa Valentina Knight
    Managing Partner

    -13+ years of experience in cyber warfare/information assurance

    - Sold two previous security companies to public companies as serial entrepreneur

    - Designed IDS framework for DISA Global Information Grid and Air Force Dist. Mission Operations Network

    - Spoke at Blackhat Briefings and RSA

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    Rachel Payne

    - Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, founding team

    - Early team member at Hotwire and Billpoint

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    Brad Barker

    - President at HALO Corporation

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    Sherry Ryan

    - CISO Blue Shield of CA
    - Former CISO of Hewlett-Packard (HP)
    - Former Director, Information Security for Safeway and Levi Strauss

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    Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi

    - Former CTO, CIO, and President of AT&T Global Network Services and AT&T Labs

    - CEO, Chairman of 2020 Venture Partners

    - Board Member of Clearwire

    - Chief Technical Advisor at Rainstor and Allegis Capital

    - Former Chairman at IEEE Globecom 2012

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    Karen Worstell

    - Former Managing Principal, W Risk

    - Former CISO of Russell Investments

    - Former CISO of Microsoft

    - Former CISO/VP AT&T Wireless

    - Former CEO of Atomic Tangerine

    - Former Program Manager, Boeing


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    General Counsel, P.C.
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