BlackRidge Technology Named a 2019 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor for a Universally Applicable Cyber Defense Solution

Interview with BlackRidge CTO John Hayes on Packet-Based Authentication and Security Featured in the 2019 TAG Cyber Security Annual

RENO, NV – October 2, 2018 – BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTI), a leading provider of next generation cyber defense solutions, today announced its designation as a Distinguished Vendor in the 2019 TAG Cyber Security Annual, TAG Cyber’s flagship annual publication that provides guidance and analysis for enterprise cyber security teams. The publication also features an interview with BlackRidge CTO John Hayes titled Packet-Based Authentication and Security.

As a 2019 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor, BlackRidge has been recognized as one of the world’s leading cyber security technology companies. Members of this elite group were hand-selected by Dr. Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber, to assist in the creation of this publication, which is available now for download at BlackRidge Industry Reports.

“The BlackRidge team provides a fundamental cyber defense solution that is applicable across all network environments from datacenters to industrial controls and critical infrastructure,” said Amoroso. “Whether in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, etcetera, everyone needs to have a product that prevents attacks from targeting them, and BlackRidge is offering just that.”

“With today’s security threats, any information used in the security decision process must be authenticated before it is used. Using unauthenticated information in this decision process provides an attack surface for the adversary,” said John Hayes, CTO of BlackRidge Technology, during an interview with TAG Cyber. “We use authenticated identity to authenticate TCP sessions before allowing them to be established. Each TCP session is individually authenticated with a cryptographic token inserted into the first packet of a TCP session. Our software approach enables deployment in enterprise, cloud, SDN and IIoT infrastructures.”

“Ed Amoroso and his team at TAG Cyber provide a valuable service to enterprise cyber security professionals through their research and annual publication,” said Mike Miracle, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at BlackRidge Technology. “Democratizing expert cyber security analysis, while highlighting the companies and products that successfully provide the tools to stop cyber-attacks, is no easy task. We are honored to be named a 2019 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor for our novel and patented approach to cyber defense.”

About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology enables our customers and partners to deliver more secure and resilient business services in today’s rapidly evolving technology and cyber threat environments. Our adaptive cyber defense solution uses identity to provide end-to-end security that proactively isolates cloud services, protects servers and IoT devices, and segments networks. Our patented technology 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 port scanning, cyber-attacks and unauthorized access. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented network security technologies. For more information, visit

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