Posted on 04/12/17 by Cara O'Donnell
A new Ballston-based technology company is giving itself a lofty mission in the fight against cyber threats. BluVector, which opened its doors just a few weeks ago in Arlington, says its looking “to change the world and make it safer.”
BluVector helps security teams respond to malicious threats up to 80% faster than current approaches. As a leader in Network Security Monitoring & Analytics, BluVector applies supervised machine learning so security teams can detect and respond to advanced security threats at digital speed. The company was recently acquired by LLR Partners from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC).
BluVector also has an interesting story in its leader. The company’s CEO is Kris Lovejoy, who previously served as president of the business unit within Northrop Grumman. She also served as general manager of IBM’s Security Services Division, and served as its Global CISO and VP of Information Technology Risk and is considered a true leader in the field and one of the few female leaders in the industry.
BluVector prides itself as being a company that can leading information security into the next phase of disruption, and to do so, it wanted to ensure it could attract the best talent in the Washington D.C. metro area. BluVector chose Arlington County as its headquarters, saying the community provided three critical ingredients for success: access to talent, public transportation and a thriving business center. The information security market is hot in this area and partnering with Arlington provided BluVector with a wealth of resources that are difficult to replicate.Topic: BIG Update