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Cybersecurity is a crowded field. Not every competitor will make it. That’s inevitable. Tiversa is one of the also-rans.
Tiversa is helmed by Robert Boback. Back in 2009, Boback was already well-versed in the cybersecurity hard sell. Here’s what he had to say about P2P software in front of a Congressional audience — an audience well-versed in the art of selling fear to fund additional government products.
Boback showed off a document, apparently from a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company, listing every acquisition the company planned to make — along with how much it was willing to pay. Also included in the document were still-private details about the company’s financial performance. Boback also showed numerous documents listing Social Security numbers and other personal details on 24,000 patients at a health care system, as well as FBI files, including surveillance photos of an alleged Mafia hit man that were leaked while he was on trial.
Boback was stealthily pitching his company’s P2P monitoring service. During this hearing, he also claimed to have come across documents containing details about the President’s helicopter on an Iranian computer.