Chris Drake
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Chris Drake

is CEO at FireHost.

Boosting Cloud Security: FireHost Takes Another $12 Million

To FireHost CEO Chris Drake that means that things are going great. Whereas other startup spectators may think that a company going to the VC well a fourth time may mean that an exit or an IPO is around the corner, FireHost sees the raise as merely sticking to a funding strategy that ...

FireHost secures $12M in funding to promote its secure cloud

One priority will be to boost marketing and raise FireHost’s profile to make itself more of a familiar name, CEO Chris Drake told me. And, given that FireHost competes with big companies like CenturyLink Savvis, Verizon Terremark and AT&T it’s a bit of a David against several Goliaths. ...

Kevin Mitnick doesn’t really trust the cloud, but he uses it

“The consumption model is not just technology,” Co-founder and CEO Chris Drake told me recently, “it’s the human factor.” FireHost doesn’t have any outbound sales staff, he said, but when companies see they can get first-class security and performance — even test it in a proof-of-concept ...

FireHost and Lookout Name New CEOs

FireHost founder and former CEO Chris Drake has stepped down from the position, but he’s not leaving the company. Instead, he becomes the firm’s chief technology officer (CTO). The moves have been made in an effort to accelerate FireHost’s growth. Before joining FireHost, Lewandowski ...

What can you learn from blocking 100m cyber attacks?

We spoke to FireHost founder Chris Drake to find out more. TechRadar Pro: What's the purpose of this report and why does FireHost publicise the data of its blocked attacks? Chris Drake: FireHost is in a unique position to deliver both an accurate and comprehensive overview of ...

This Week in Cybercrime: Black Hat USA 2013 Uncovers a Bevy of Exploits

Of those, Firehost CEO Chris Drake told the session’s attendees, a significant number originated from IP addresses belonging to cloud services companies. How Would You Like Your Calls: Dropped or Stolen? You were at your wit’s end over the number of dropped calls on your cellphone, so ...

FireHost Founder Finds Complementary Skills in New CEO

It may be a coincidence that FireHost founder Chris Drake is deaf in right ear, and Jim Lewandowski is deaf in his left ear, but it’s also a perfect metaphor for their complementary relationship. Drake recently announced that he would be giving up his role as CEO to Lewandowski so that ...

Attackers reported seeding cloud services with malware

" Meanwhile, Firehost, a provider of cloud-hosting services for enterprises, has seen an increase in Web application attacks originating from the networks of legitimate Web hosting services, said CEO Chris Drake. In its latest quarterly security review, Firehost observed a noticeable ...

5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share

FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader. Chris Drake is used to having his head in the clouds. Not only is he the founder of FireHost, a Texas-based secure cloud hosting company, but Drake served in the 82nd ...

Longtime Security, Cloud Veteran Jim Lewandowski Appointed as FireHost CEO; Founder Chris Drake to L...

This move occurs in concert with founder and former CEO Chris Drake’s decision to take the reins as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). Together, the CEO and CTO appointments accelerate FireHost’s effort to grow, innovate, and deliver secure clouds that fill a void in a cloud ...

FireHost CEO and Founder, Chris Drake, Named to Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40" List

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire -08/22/12)- Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, today announced that CEO and founder, Chris Drake, has been recognized as one of the most accomplished Dallas-area businesspeople under the age of 40. This year's Dallas Business Journal "40 Under 40" award ...

Lessons Learned from Blocking 100M Cyber Attacks: FireHost Releases 2013 Superfecta Report

Chris Drake, FireHost CEO and founder, outlined the purpose of FireHost’s Superfecta report, “Cyber attacks may seem like random incidents at the time, but when you have the kind of malicious attack data that we have developed over the last year, you can begin to correlate these attack ...

FireHost Superfecta Report Reveals "Blackholing" Effect That Reduces Cyber Attack Risk to Regulated...

“For anyone new to cybersecurity and threat detection, the blackholing phenomenon must sound incredibly abstract,” admits FireHost founder and CEO Chris Drake. “Thankfully, it’s actually quite simple and our latest statistics certainly quantify the positive benefits this effect has in ...

FireHost Brings Managed, Secure Cloud Infrastructure to Asia

“The market for our managed, secure infrastructure continues to grow rapidly, as evidenced by our successful expansion into Europe over the past two years,” said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. “Our customers have market opportunity in the AsiaPac region and our infrastructure will help ...

Beating Up Cyber-Bullies: FireHost Takes Another $12 Million

Texas City : TX : USA | Jun 14, 2013 at 11:57 AM PDT Former paratrooper Chris Drake applies his security skills to the cloud as CEO of FireHost Things are getting real for cloud hosting company FireHost. The firm just raised a $12 million D-Round of funding and intends to use that cash ...

FireHost Wins Enterprise Service of the Year From Best in Biz 2012 Awards

"Recognitions like this award underscore how important cloud security is to the enterprise, and that FireHost is leading the charge to solve the immense challenge of cybercrime," says Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "It's humbling to be selected by this judging panel of top industry ...

FireHost Raises $10 Million in Series C Funding Led by The Stephens Group

" "FireHost has some exciting initiatives just over the horizon that we'll be able to execute on quickly with this new capital," adds Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "Expect some market changing announcements from us in the coming months. " FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company ...

FireHost Selects Radware's Attack Mitigation System for Real-Time Network Attack Prevention

The ability to stop a variety of multi-level attacks at the edge of our networks in North America and Europe empowers FireHost to provide the best protection in the industry," said Chris Drake, chief executive officer, FireHost. "Our clients, especially those handling sensitive ...

FireHost Named 2012 SIIA CODiE Award Winner for Best Cloud Infrastructure

"This recognition by a leading industry organization is very meaningful to us," said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "This is the second CODiE Award FireHost has won since our launch in 2009 and we are honored to be chosen by SIIA. We are very proud of our secure cloud offering and strive ...

Leading Industry Analyst Firm Selects FireHost for 'Cool Vendor' Report in Cloud Security

"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner," said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "This recognition further validates that our secure public cloud with a focus on security is a needed solution. It is important for businesses to clearly understand the technology and their options. Being ...

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