KELOWNA, British Columbia,
November 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Big Wind Capital Inc., ("Big Wind" or the "Company")
(CSE: BWC) (OTC: BGGWF) and Hill Top Security Inc ("Hill
Top") are pleased to announce that Pete
Herzog, the internationally-recognized hacker, cybersecurity
analyst and tactician has joined Hill Top as a consultant.
Mr. Herzog is one of the world's foremost thought-leaders in
cybersecurity and has strong connections throughout the
cybersecurity and blockchain industries. He founded the renowned
Hacker Highschool (now sponsored by IBM), co-founded the ISECOM
cybersecurity research organization and has authored and
co-authored books, manuals and articles to help small and
medium-sized businesses create better security. Mr. Herzog will be
working with Hill Top to enhance the company's cybersecurity and
cryptocurrency products. Hill Top recently signed a letter of
intent with Big Wind, pursuant to which Big Wind intends to acquire
various interests in HTSI and its assets (the "Transaction").
Corby Marshall, CEO of Hill Top
Security, said, "The addition of Pete Herzog to the Hill Top team is a huge win
for us. He is one of the foremost experts in cybersecurity and
blockchain, he is extremely well-connected throughout the industry
and specializes in analysing and enhancing cutting edge
cybersecurity technology. Our military-grade and patented
cybersecurity platform has been very well received by the market,
based on feedback received from our new partner, GuardSight, and we
are excited by the potential of our future cryptocurrency products.
Adding Pete Herzog to our team will
help us to build on our unique, competitive
Pete Herzog, cybersecurity
analyst and tactician, commented, "To succeed in
today's cybersecurity landscape, cyberprotection has
to move away from a reactive approach, towards predictive
defense, such as risk scoring malicious intentions.
With its advanced technology, Hill Top's
cybersecurity platform and upcoming blockchain products are ahead
of the curve, which is critical, because this is a very fast-moving
sector in which innovation is the key to success. Hill Top
has developed something special and, even more importantly, it has
the team and roadmap in place to stay ahead of the field.
I'm looking forward to working with them and
I'm excited by what the future holds for the
Pete Herzog -
- Founded Hacker Highschool - the first cybersafety and
cybersecurity awareness program for teens. IBM sponsored a
Hacker Highschool lesson called Hacking Defense to help address the
estimated 1.8 million cybersecurity worker
- Co-founded non-profit security research organization -
the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) with
Marta Barceló which has been consistently 10 to 15 years
ahead of the security industry in research.
- Officially commended by InfoWorld magazine and Opensource.com
for contributions to cybersecurity
- Premiered "Intentification" - a
process of determining intent as a means of identifying something
as malicious before an attack can occur.
- Created the first security testing methodology ever
published, which is known as the Open Source Security Testing
Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and provided it for free to the public.
It is now an international standard downloaded 300,000 times a
- Released unbiased trust metrics within the
3rd version of the OSSTMM, allowing
companies to add a "gut instinct" of trust to computer decisions by
providing a logical alternative to that emotional response.
- Co-created the Open Source Cybersecurity
Playbook to help small and medium-sized companies build
better security with this well-designed, easy-to-understand how-to
 2017 Global Information
Security Workforce Study, Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)
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forward-looking information or statements (collectively,
"forward-looking statements"), including
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and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company
or its management or the negative thereof or similar variations.
The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect
current expectations regarding future results or events. Events or
circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from
those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the
control of the Company.
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provided for inclusion herein by HTSI. Although the Company has no
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concerning HTSI is untrue or incomplete, the Company assumes no
responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any such
Investors are cautioned that, except
as disclosed in the listing statement to be prepared in connection
with the Transaction, any information released or received with
respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and
should not be relied upon.
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