F-Secure Acquires Inverse Path
February 2017 by Marc Jacob
Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired privately-held company Inverse Path, an industry specialist in providing security services to the avionics, automotive, and industrial control sectors. Inverse Path’s expertise in hardware security and the safety of critical embedded systems strengthens F-Secure’s position as a service provider for businesses in critical sectors with challenging IT infrastructure.
Inverse Path’s world-renowned cyber security consultants serve mid-market and Fortune 500 companies. The company is well-known for its innovative focus on hardware security in challenging sectors such as automotive and avionics, as well as traditional software applications. Inverse Path’s leadership in embedded system security is evident in its USB armory project—a USB stick that features an entire onboard computer designed to provide a portable platform for personal security applications.
The acquisition brings Andrea Barisani, founder of Inverse Path, to F-Secure’s world-class team of cyber security consultants, where he will lead Hardware Security. Barisani is an expert on large-scale infrastructure defense, penetration testing, and code auditing, with a particular focus on safety-critical environments. He is also a prominent speaker on automotive hacking, side-channel attacks, payment systems, and embedded system security.