Flashpoint announced that it has acquired Victoria, B.C.-based Echosec Systems, a provider of open-source intelligence (OSINT) and publicly available information (PAI) for national security, public safety and enterprise customers.
New York-based Flashpoint said in a statement that the acquisition will significantly expand its OSINT capabilities.
“Intelligence practitioners require a converged, user-focused solution that includes insights derived from both open and closed intelligence sources,” said Flashpoint president Donald Saelinger in a company press release. “Integrating Echosec’s worldwide social media collections, intuitive interface, and industry expertise into Flashpoint will deliver unparalleled value to our customers, to help them best identify and mitigate all types of risk.”
“We’re thrilled to join Flashpoint and unlock a new dimension in OSINT and risk intelligence,” added Echosec Systems CTO Michael Raypold. “Combining Echosec’s usability and geospatial capabilities with Flashpoint’s differentiated intelligence will enable our customers to understand, contextualize, and respond to emerging threats in an information environment spanning social media, technical and attack surface indicators, vulnerabilities and breaches, and deep and dark web sources.”
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