BlackRidge Technology Named a 2018 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor for a Novel and Effective Cyber Defense Solution

BlackRidge CTO John Hayes Featured as a TAG Cyber Luminary in an Interview on Micro-Segmenting Data Centers and Networks

Reno, NV – September 14, 2017BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTI), a leading provider of next generation cyber defense solutions, today announced its designation as a Distinguished Vendor in the 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual. The report also named BlackRidge CTO John Hayes as a Cyber Luminary and interviewed Hayes on Micro-Segmenting Data Centers and Networks Using Strong Separation and Abstraction.

The Distinguished Vendor recognition is an exclusive acknowledgement of companies that demonstrate unique innovation in addressing modern cyber security threats. Each Distinguished Vendor was hand selected by Dr. Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber, to assist with this year’s report.

“When BlackRidge Technology’s First Packet Authentication™ was first explained to me, I was totally blown away by the concept,” said Amoroso. “Whether in finance, government, healthcare, media, etc., everyone needs to have a product that prevents attacks from targeting them, and BlackRidge is offering just that. The BlackRidge team provides a novel and effective cyber defense solution that is applicable to all fields of cyber.”

First Packet Authentication is the ability to determine the identity of the originator of a TCP session on the very first packet of the TCP session, before any response is made to the requestor. "By operating at the TCP layer on the first packet, BlackRidge enforces policy at the earliest possible time to block port scanning with no packet leakage problems common to firewalls and other application layer security solutions,” said John Hayes, CTO BlackRidge Technology, during an interview with TAG Cyber. “For network segmentation, this provides strong separation with attribution, supports multi-vendor and heterogeneous data center and cloud environments, and provides automation and abstraction from the network." To read the full interview see Micro-Segmenting Data Centers and Networks Using Strong Separation and Abstraction.

“Ed Amoroso and his team at TAG Cyber are doing a great thing for the advisory field for cyber security by leveling the playing field and providing content that aligns with our customer’s interests,” said Mike Miracle, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at BlackRidge Technology. “We are honored to be recognized as a 2018 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor for our new approach to cyber defense.”

TAG Cyber is led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former Chief Security Officer for AT&T. TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber-attacks on their systems and data. Each year, TAG Cyber publishes its three-volume report to the community for download at no cost. The TAG Cyber Industry Luminary interview and the 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual is available here.

About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology (OTCQB: BRTI) provides next generation cyber defense solutions that stop cyber-attacks and block unauthenticated access. BlackRidge’s patented First Packet Authentication™ technology was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers and segment networks. BlackRidge Transport Access Control authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of network sessions. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access, isolates systems and segments networks, and provides identity attribution. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit

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