Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations , Threat Detection

ThreatLocker CEO on Making Security Reports Relevant to SMBs

Danny Jenkins on How to Decide Which Tools Should Be Allowed in Client Environments
Danny Jenkins, co-founder and CEO, ThreatLocker (Image: ThreatLocker)

ThreatLocker will debut a security reporting tool for small businesses that not only details what's running in their environment but also where it was developed, CEO Danny Jenkins said.

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The Orlando-based endpoint protection company can break down where any dark mode extension in a client's environment comes from, who's funding the tool, and what past controversies the manufacturer has been involved in, according to Jenkins. He said ThreatLocker can ensure the tools running in end-customer environments are good, vetted and tested as well as monitored for suspicious behavior (see: OnDemand | Changing the Entire Paradigm to Cybersecurity).

"As soon as you pick up that summary, you're not looking at 500 items," Jenkins said. "You're looking at eight items, and you can very easily go, 'Oh, I need to fix this.' Because small businesses don't have four long, long board meetings where they discuss risks and analyze data. So giving them that quick summary helps."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Jenkins also discussed:

  • Why ThreatLocker bought virtualization firm HyperQube and startup Third Wall;
  • How ThreatLocker's new threat detection offering complements existing tools;
  • Why ThreatLocker pursued ties with MSP platform providers such as ConnectWise.

Jenkins has more than two decades of experience in building and securing corporate networks, including many roles on red teams and blue teams. Before taking the reins at ThreatLocker in 2015, he co-founded MXSweep, a provider of email and internet security SaaS applications, which was later sold to J2. Jenkins was also the CEO at Sirrustec, specializing in white-labeled email security, which was sold to Censornet in 2014.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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