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Ontic Technologies, the leading Protective Intelligence Security Platform, today announced the addition of Fred Burton to its Board of Advisors.

Burton is the world’s foremost authority on Protective Intelligence, security and counterterrorism. He currently serves as Chief Security Officer at Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform and publisher. Prior to joining Stratfor, Burton served in the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service where he served in high-profile investigations including the hunt for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing.

“We are extremely honored to have Fred join Ontic as an advisor. As one of the early pioneers of intelligence driven security operations, Fred brings years of experience to the Ontic team. He will bring insights backed by years of real-world experience to ensure we develop a modern technology-based approach to help this industry competently evolve into the digital age”, said Ontic President and Co-Founder, Tom Kopecky.

In addition to his work with Stratfor, Burton consults with Fortune 500 companies on global security and is a New York Times best-selling author. His novels include a personal memoir GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi and his fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America.

“I am excited to be asked to serve as an Advisor at Ontic Technologies. The Ontic Platform will enable security professionals to take an active approach to identifying and assessing threats. The security community has been searching for a true Protective Intelligence platform for quite some time, and I have been extremely impressed with the Ontic solution. Action is always faster than reaction, and this platform enables teams to have a proactive approach to threat management.”

Ontic provides a protective intelligence software platform, aggregating disparate data sources and providing a workflow that surfaces “pre-incident indicators” for acts of violence, mental health issues and behavior of concern. Ontic’s real-time, actionable insights allow security and resource teams to better discover, investigate and collaborate on threats in order to protect executives, workplaces and schools. Ontic works with Fortune 5000 companies and some of the leading educational institutions today to keep its most prized assets safe – its people.