Light Point Web Integrates with Metascan Online to Protect Against Malicious Downloads

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

We recently added a new feature to Light Point Web that warrants some extra recognition. We have added a server-side integration with OPSWAT’s Metascan Online service to provide yet another best-in-class layer of security for our users.

Metascan Online is a cloud service that can scan files with over 40 anti-virus engines, and do so in a matter of seconds. With our integration with Metascan Online, our users will get an extra level of assurance that every file they download is safe without having to wait around for the results. This all happens seamlessly to the user, so no extra work is required by the user to get this additional layer of protection.

The Weakest Link in Your Company’s Security

Mon, May 5, 2014

Are your employees creating a security risk in your company? Did you know that employees were the second highest cause for data breaches, after criminal attacks? Here are some common ways well-meaning employees can cause data breaches.

As Cyber Attacks Multiply, So Do Insurance Policies That Cover Damages

Fri, May 2, 2014

Ryan McDonald, the Digital Producer for the Baltimore Business Journal, recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest cybersecurity story, “As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages,” where he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing cybersecurity insurance and how to go about it. I thought it was worth sharing here on our blog in case any of you missed it. Below is an excerpt from the story.

In the wake of high-profile security breaches that have affected major companies and universities, a growing number of firms are pushing a relatively new product for businesses: cyber security insurance.

Light Point Security: One of Maryland’s Cyber Warriors

Sun, Oct 13, 2013

The CyberMaryland initiative published a very nice booklet titled “CyberMaryland: Meet Maryland’s Cyber Warriors” that showcases the many resources, opportunities and companies in Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem. The booklet was promoted during last week’s CyberMaryland 2013 Conference and will also be available at the RSA 2014 Conference.

Part of the booklet focused on showcasing Maryland’s hottest cybersecurity companies, and Light Point Security was one of the few companies chosen. We are honored to be mentioned alongside some of Maryland’s most successful cybersecurity companies like Sourcefire (who was acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion just a few days ago), Tenable and Lockheed Martin.

Light Point Security CEO To Moderate CyberMaryland 2013 Panel On Cybersecurity Innovation And Trends

Mon, Sep 23, 2013

We’re looking forward to the CyberMaryland 2013 Conference coming up Oct 8 – 9 in Baltimore, MD. Not only will it be an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends, but our CEO, Beau Adkins, will be moderating an excellent panel on cybersecurity innovation and future trends. The idea for the panel stemmed from the fact that we wanted to get some of the best minds in security together to have a candid discussion on the current issues facing the industry and how they see innovation and trends evolving over time to combat the threat.

Building a Cybersecurity Startup in Maryland

Thu, Aug 8, 2013

I was invited to speak last week at Technically Baltimore’s event on Growing Maryland’s Cybersecurity Industry. They invited a series of speakers to give 4 – 5 minute lightning talks on a variety of topics that explore the growing cybersecurity industry in Maryland. The goal was to discuss how we can grow Maryland’s cybersecurity industry to create more jobs.

Securing Your WordPress Site: Top Plugins

Mon, Mar 11, 2013

WordPress is huge. It is currently the most popular blogging system in use, and it manages 22% of all new websites. We use it for our site, and I would personally recommend it to anyone thinking of creating a new website.

However, because it is so popular, it becomes a target for hackers. Right now, automated bots are crawling the web looking for WordPress sites to attack. If you take some time to protect yourself, you can greatly reduce your chances of having a problem. With that, I decided it would be useful to share some of the tips and tricks I have learned to protect our site.

RSA Conference 2013 Names Light Point Security Finalist for Most Innovative Company

Mon, Feb 18, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Light Point Security has been named by RSA Conference 2013 as one of the top 10 most innovative security companies.

On February 25, Light Point Security, along with the other 9 finalists, will present at RSA Conference’s 2013 Innovation Sandbox program for a chance to be named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013. Innovation Sandbox is a gathering of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and security professionals pioneering the future of information security. The finalists represent new technologies and strategies with the potential to transform the future of information security.

The Motivation Behind Malware

Tue, Jan 8, 2013

Last night I came across a sobering article from Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity. The article talked about a specific crimeware author that is advertising that he is in the market to buy fresh new browser exploits, but the article had much more information than just that.

Light Point Security to Present at the CyberMaryland 2012 Conference

Sun, Oct 14, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to present our technology at the CyberMaryland 2012 conference. What is CyberMaryland? CyberMaryland is a cybersecurity conference held in Baltimore, MD for technology companies, business leaders, emerging professionals, policy makers, business innovators, entrepreneurs and federal, state, and local government personnel. The two-day conference features training […]

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