McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Personam, a technology company providing behavior-based solutions for detecting insider threats intending fraud, theft or sabotage within businesses and agencies, presented today at the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Spring Forum held at the Tysons Corner Marriot. The event highlighted several new businesses seeking investment opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Personam’s presentation was delivered by Chris Kauffman, Founder and CEO of the company. “The media and the cyber-security community often treat the Insider Threat as if it were a cyber-security problem,” said Mr. Kauffman, who directed the 2-year R&D program at Sphere of Influence, Inc where the technology was initially invented. “But the truth is that Insider Threats are different. They’re not hackers on the outside trying to make their way through perimeter defenses. They’re one of us, and they have been granted by their employer all of the access they need to commit the fraud, theft or sabotage from within.” Mr. Kauffman went on to quote a Carnegie Mellon CERT study that finds most insider threats in cases of fraud in the financial industry have worked for the five years before committing any crime. “The only viable means to address insider threats must be based in an understanding of their behaviors,” Mr. Kauffman said.
At the event, Personam was accompanied by advisor Babak Hafezi of HafeziCapital International Consulting, a business management-consulting firm that works with technology companies to assist in Growth, Organization/Re-organization, International Market Entry and Capitalization consulting services.
Personam is currently seeking Series-A investments to expand its domestic business operations.
Personam is a technology company that provides effective solutions for detecting insider threats. Since its founding, Personam has established a facility in McLean, VA for sales, continued product development, and continuous remote monitoring of its customer’s networks. Personam has active customers in the industries of IP Law, Financial Services, and Online Retail.
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