Ontic Appoints Pioneering Security Expert Fred Burton to Lead New Center for Protective Intelligence
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Ontic, the unified protective intelligence software platform digitally transforming how businesses proactively address physical safety, announced the appointment of Fred Burton as executive director of its new Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. A New York Times bestselling author, former special agent and counterterrorism authority, Burton joins Ontic following the company’s recent $12 million Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures.
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“Ontic is proud to welcome Fred Burton to our ranks, considered to be the world’s foremost authority on protective intelligence,” said Lukas Quanstrom, chief executive officer, Ontic. “Fred brings proven insights and methodologies to the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, which are crucial to the digital transformation of the physical security area that large enterprises and educational institutions demand. In an age when threats surge across various channels while how we work, engage and learn is melding with our personal lives, advancing physical security through technology must be a high priority.”
The Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services and resources for safety and security professionals at major corporations across financial services, technology, retail, entertainment and consumer products sectors. Through its initiatives, global industry experts and authorities in protective intelligence share best practices, insights on current and historical trends, and explore lessons learned from physical security peers. In addition, Ontic research, whitepapers, webinars and podcasts will be among the Center’s new offerings.
“There was a clear lack of technology to enable us, the threat hunters, to do our jobs more efficiently when we created the protective intelligence practice at the State Department decades ago,” said Fred Burton, executive director, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. “It wasn’t until Ontic that I found something truly special for advancing this art — an innovative technology platform that pulls together all the disparate channels of data tapped for physical security. I am honored to spearhead the Center for Protective Intelligence to help physical security professionals optimize their security programs, streamline their protective intelligence initiatives and keep their people safe.”