Lookingglass Cyber Solutions Teams Up with MMA Hall of Fame Superstar and Action Film Star Randy Couture at the BlackHat Conference for Charity Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Veterans
Arlington, VA – (July 24, 2012) — Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a cyber security company whose revolutionary appliance-based platform delivers global visibility for Over-The-Horizon Cyber Threat Suppression, today announced a partnership with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Randy Couture and his Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation to raise money and awareness for American troops wounded in action and their families. The company will host a VIP charity fundraiser on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the HAZE Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to benefit the foundation and recognize Couture for his work in helping United States Armed Forces veterans while coinciding with the annual BlackHat 2012 security conference.
“Since my retirement from MMA, I’ve focused much of my efforts on helping America’s veterans as they come back to civilian life and I am excited to work with an organization like Lookingglass that has military roots and shares these core values,” said Randy Couture. “We are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for those wounded in action, and this partnership allows us to continue to provide support to those who suffer from physical and mental injuries and their families.”
Lookingglass will present Couture and his foundation with a donation from the company as well as proceeds from the sale of a co-branded t-shirt. The t-shirts will be available for sale at the Lookingglass booth at the Black Hat Conference (Booth #501) and at the charity event on July 26 at HAZE. Tickets to the fundraiser will be available at the Lookingglass booth at BlackHat.
“We are very excited to partner with Randy and the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation to support our wounded veterans as they come back from active duty,” said Derek Gabbard, CEO of Lookingglass. “With the time and effort that Randy puts into his foundation, he has been able to improve the lives of countless military veterans and we look forward to working with him to expand this mission. We are committed to growing our partnership with Randy and the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation. This is an important first step toward that goal.”
Lookingglass Cyber Solutions is the world leader in Over-The-Horizon Cyber Threat Suppression, whose revolutionary solutions deliver deep visibility into the Internet threat landscape. With its ScoutVisionTM and CloudScoutTM solutions, Lookingglass offers alert and warning capabilities that empower customers to continuously monitor for over the horizon threats, such as the presence of botnets, hosts associated with cyber criminal networks, unexpected route changes and the loss of network resiliency. Lookingglass’ outside-in approach accounts for a client’s entire enterprise cyber ecosystem including the extended enterprise, and other networks beyond their control. This oversight ensures business partners or service providers are not the proximate cause of security breaches or data loss. For more information, visit www.LGScout.com.
About The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects. For more information, or to make a tax deductible charitable donation, visit www.xcgif.org.
About Randy Couture
Randy Couture established himself as one of the top-tiered Mixed Martial Arts champions and Greco-Roman wrestlers in the world. Couture served six years in the army then eventually held a six-year post as a strength and conditioning assistant wrestling coach at Oregon State University before formally entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture became a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and was the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner. Couture is the first fighter to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight). Additionally, Couture has become a hot action film star with several movie roles including Expendables 2 which will be released in August 2012. Please visit www.xtremecouture.tv.
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