FireEye is “first in the door” on big cyberattacks


Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

 Powered by Max Banner Ads As hackers invade the computer systems of major companies with greater frequency and their corporate victims scramble to contain the damage and prevent future intrusions, these are boom times for cybersecurity sleuths. Perhaps no security specialist has benefited more than a small but fast-growing company called FireEye, which is based in Silicon Valley and staffed with a roster of former military and law-enforcement cyberexperts. FireEye has been called in to investigate the high-profile cyberattacks against Target, JPMorgan Chase, Sony Pictures and, just last week, Anthem, the country’s second-largest health insurer, “In any high-profile cyber breach, FireEye is usually first in the door,” said Daniel Ives, a technology industry analyst at FBR Capital Markets. FireEye CEO David DeWalt calls his employees “cyber SEALs” — as in Navy SEALs. After a slew of prominent cases last year, FireEye ranked first in a recent Piper Jaffray survey of corporate IT officials who were asked which security contractor they planned to hire in 2015. But Wall Street isn’t totally sold. The company, which made its market debut in late 2013, has roughly doubled its sales in each of the last four years but hasn’t yet turned a profit. The stock […]

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