Wes Huffstutter, MBA’03, is CEO of QuadMetrics, a tech startup that is on the frontline of fighting cybercrime. Using research conducted at the University of Michigan in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, QuadMetrics is developing a cloud-based service that “determines the probability of a breach at a particular company by collecting from its network more than 250 different data points, such as the misconfiguration of servers and routers or whether spam can be seen exiting the network,” according to a report on the Wall St. Journal website.
“The technology doesn’t require inside access and instead observes all such characteristics from the outside of the company’s network. That profile is then compared against predictive risk models. QuadMetrics looks for cybersecurity characteristics that share similarities with organizations that have historically reported incidents.”