ThreatConnect Buys Risk Quantification Firm Nehemiah Security

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ThreatConnect has purchased Nehemiah Security to help companies better measure the degree to which specific security investments reduce an organization’s risk profile.
The Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity vendor said its acquisition of Tysons, Va.-based Nehemiah Security will allow practitioners to move away from KPIs like number of security events when reporting to the board and instead provide meaningful business metrics that deliver insight into how well a security organization is actually operating, according to ThreatConnect CEO Adam Vincent.
“We speak in terms that boards don’t speak in terms of veiled threats and risk,” Vincent told CRN. “This is something that security leaders have been dreaming about for a long time, the ability to make their conversation with the board simple.”

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Terms of the deal, which closed Aug. 18, aren’t being disclosed. Nehemiah Security was founded in 2015, and roughly 20 employees will be coming over to ThreatConnect, including the company’s product leadership team, Vincent said.
Nehemiah’s technology allows customers to quantify the value of what’s being protected and overlay all investments across the security organization to determine what value each investment is having on the company’s …

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