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Blackpoint Cyber Announces Appointment of John N. Stewart to Board and Series B Fund Raising

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, September 03, 2020

Jon Murchison, CEO

The managed detection and response organization Blackpoint Cyber looks to expand its marketing efforts and adds to its formidable Board of directors.

FREMONT, CA: Blackpoint Cyber, a technology-focused cybersecurity company, today announces its Series B round of funding and appointment of John N. Stewart, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco, as its Board of directors. The company has been continually increasing its presence in the Managed Service Provider market as around the clock Managed Detection and Response platform and launched MDR 4.0, the industry's first context managed detection and response platform.

Stewart has over thirty years of experience in the industry and has served in Australia's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Cyber Security Review board, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th US Presidency, and the cybersecurity think tank at the University of Maryland University College. Presently, he is the President of Talons Ventures.

Blackpoint Cyber is pushing its portfolio their multi-tenant managed detection and response and delivering within a partner community. After seeing the technology, business plan, success, and the team's passion, Stewart is honored to be joining their Board. The company is ecstatic that John is joining its Board of directors; someone with this much experience in the cybersecurity industry is the perfect addition to round out the group of talented and upstanding individuals. Blackpoint Cyber is currently experiencing record expansion, so it is both honored and privileged to have John join its team and guide the company during this phase of rapid growth.

Blackpoint Cyber provides a 24/7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service for the Managed Service Provider (MSP) industry, assisting its customers in streamlining their security stacks, increase their profitability, and give their clients top-class cybersecurity. The Security Operations Team uses Blackpoint's own software, SNAP-Defense, built from the ground up to identify hackers in the earliest stages of a breach and to offer a real-time response when required using its patented live network map and lateral spread detection methods.

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