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Flashpoint Expands in Asia-Pacific, Appoints Managing Director for Region
Global Leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), provides Decision Advantage over Threats and Adversaries

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) from the Deep & Dark Web (DDW), has officially announced its expansion in the Asia-Pacific market, with significant focus on Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Jankang Tao, whose appointment as Flashpoint Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at follows 16 years leading business initiatives for global organisations such as Internet Security Systems, IBM, JouleX and Cisco, will oversee operations in the region.

The company's decision to strengthen its presence in Asia-Pacific follows its roadmap. Home to global leaders in industries such as technology, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, and financial services, Asia-Pacific is an ideal environment for Flashpoint to pursue its mission.

However, as markets and business practices in Asia-Pacific continue to evolve, so do the threats and adversaries that organisations in the region are facing. Flashpoint analysts have been monitoring several cybercrime trends specifically in relation to the region's core industries, including:

- Law enforcement action against criminal Bitcoin exchanges and tumbler services
- Cybercriminal groups increasingly seeking and recruiting insiders in financial institutions
- The apparent adoption of financially motivated cybercrime techniques (ransomware and attacks on financial institutions for profit)
- Consistent discussions of, and recruitment for, insider trading schemes leveraging data stolen from financial institutions, news agencies, and law firms

Flashpoint's offerings are particularly suitable for the region. With unique DDW data, expertise and technology, the company's BRI empowers organisations with a decision advantage over threats and adversaries. By broadening the scope of intelligence beyond threat detection, BRI provides relevant context to business units not traditionally afforded the benefits of intelligence derived from the Deep & Dark Web.

"We are excited to be ramping up our presence in Asia-Pacific. Not only will this expansion provide Flashpoint with ample opportunity to partner and collaborate with leading experts in the region, it will enable us to provide even more organisations with a decision advantage over a broad spectrum of threats and adversaries," said Josh Lefkowitz, Flashpoint CEO and co-founder.

"Flashpoint's expansion in Asia-Pacific presents a fantastic opportunity for even more organisations to develop and enhance their security and risk postures with BRI," said Jankang Tao. "I am excited to collaborate with esteemed experts in all sectors throughout the region, to combat insider threats, fight fraud and mitigate third-party risk, among many other use cases."

A forward-looking assessment of the 2018 geopolitical landscape, the Flashpoint BRI Decision Report is at or request a meeting at

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organisations with a decision advantage over potential threats and adversaries.

The company's sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable enterprises and public sector organisations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity.

NYC-based Flashpoint is backed by Georgian Partners, Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. Visit

Media Contact:
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Tan Yanchang
Tel: +65 6303 0567 Ext 1001
Email: [email protected]

June 4, 2018 06:00 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Trade Shows, Enterprise IT, Security/Biometrics, Travel & Tourism
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