Cyber Security Expert Mark Graff Partners with BlackRidge Technology

Tellagraff LLC Founder/CEO Joins Advisory Board of Industry Luminaries

New Rochelle, NY – Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Mark Graff and BlackRidge Technology announced his position on the BlackRidge Technology Advisory Board and as an active consultant on product strategy and market alignment. Mark Graff is the Founder/CEO of Tellagraff LLC, an information security-consulting firm that helps enterprise businesses protect online assets and operations from cyber attacks.

As a renowned industry expert, author, and spokesperson, Graff contributes to BlackRidge his expertise on security architecture, risk and compliance for the active defense of enterprise networks and information systems, including for the world’s financial exchanges and critical infrastructure.

“I am familiar with hundreds of technical products in the information security sphere. BlackRidge Technology has the potential to reach the top rank, to have a real impact on the security of our critical infrastructure. I hope to help them realize that potential,” said Graff. “BlackRidge is a young company with strong leadership, a world-class technical staff and strong intellectual property. They are also, uniformly, good folks to do business with. BlackRidge has the patents on first packet authentication of network sessions to enable identity-based policy and attribution prior to allowing access to network and cloud resources. It’s an approach of staggering elegance with far-reaching implications.”

BlackRidge Technology is a network and cyber security company that provides a game changing cyber and network security solution that stops cyber-attacks and protects against insider threats by cloaking servers and segmenting network and cloud resources from unidentified and unauthorized users.

"We are thrilled to tap the expertise of Mark Graff as we expand our product in the commercial markets,” said John Hayes, CTO of BlackRidge Technology. “Mark's passion to change the current cyber-attack dynamic is strongly aligned with BlackRidge Technology providing identity-based protection against the most determined attacks.”

Most recently Graff served as Chief Information Security Officer for NASDAQ. He was responsible for operations related to securing the organization’s networks and information. He also founded the Cyber Security Working Group of the World Federation of Exchanges, the first forum to allow for communication amongst information security heads of the world’s exchanges. Graff has lectured on risk analysis, the future of cyber security and privacy and other topics as well as co-wrote two books, Secure Coding: Principles & Practices and Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.

About Mark Graff:
Mark Graff is the founder and CEO of Tellagraff LLC. Prior to this position, Graff served as the Chief Information Security Officer for NASDAQ. Graff was also the founding chair of the Cyber Security Working Group of the World Federation of Exchanges, the first-ever forum for communication amongst information security heads of the world’s exchanges. Formerly Chief Cyber Security Strategist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and past chairman of the international Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), Graff has appeared as an expert witness on computer security. He has lectured on risk analysis, the future of cyber security and privacy and other topics before the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Communications Commission, the Pentagon, Congress, the Presidential Commission on Infrastructure Survivability and many other U.S. national security facilities and “think tanks.” Graff is also the co-author of Secure Coding: Principles & Practices, published in 2003, and Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines, published in 2014.For more information, visit www.markgraff.com.

About BlackRidge Technology:
BlackRidge Technology provides game changing cyber and network security that was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers and segment networks. Our Transport Access Control authenticates identity and applies policy on the First Packet of network sessions. This provides a new level of real-time security protection that blocks or redirects unauthorized and unidentified traffic to stop known and unknown cyber-attacks, and protects against insider and third party threats with policy-based network segmentation and access control to applications and services. BlackRidge Technology was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented identity-based network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.