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2020-12-18
Increased Threat Intelligence capabilities

Truesec Recruits Mattias Wåhlén From FRA

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Cyberattacks are increasing dramatically worldwide. In order to avert threats in a timely manner, it is vital to have the ability to chart and monitor threat actors. As a response, Truesec is investing heavily in Threat Intelligence. An important part of this is the recruitment of Mattias Wåhlén, who has a unique background in Swedish cyber defense and intelligence through his previous employment at FRA, the Swedish National Defence Radio Agency.

Foreign criminal and state-sponsored actors carry out daily cyberattacks against Swedish corporations and government agencies. In the current threat landscape, there is an increasing importance of Threat Intelligence that can be translated into preventive actions that can significantly minimize the risks.

Mattias Wåhlén's task is to lead and further develop Truesec's Threat Intelligence capabilities for anticipating data breaches and averting threats. The goal is to map all major actors threatening Swedish and global interests and monitor their activities.

"The unique expertise and experience that Mattias brings in the field of Threat Intelligence has great value to our customers. Together, we increase security in society by being one step ahead of the threat actors," says Marcus Murray, Founder of Truesec.

Mattias Wåhlén Has a Background in FRA

Mattias has for the past 12 years been active as a senior analyst in FRA's cyber defense operations. Mattias has extensive experience in the field and has spent almost 35 years in the Swedish intelligence services, both at FRA and Swedish Defence Forces.

"In order to overcome your adversaries, you have to understand how they operate. Through improved threat analysis, we can strengthen our ability to closely monitor the attackers' activities. It gives us a strong advantage when it comes to protecting our global customers against cyber-attacks”, says Mattias Wåhlén.

Brief Facts About Threat Intelligence

  • Threat Intelligence includes charting threat actors and their activities – it provides valuable insights into investigations of cyberattacks.
  • The need for Threat Intelligence increases as cybercrime grows while few threat actors are prosecuted.
  • Truesec has been working with Threat Intelligence for many years. This includes intelligence collection from our own global incident investigations, SOC monitoring, and cooperation with external partners.

For more information, contact:

Marcus Murray
Founder & VP Cyber programs
+46 (0)70-918 30 01
marcus.murray@truesec.se

Mattias Wåhlén

Threat Intelligence Lead
+46 (0)76 004 05 14
mattias.wahlen@truesec.se

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