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Risk I/O

Risk I/O has developed what it calls the first "vulnerability intelligence platform" that collects global attack data from third-party threat-information feeds to help businesses quickly evaluate where they are most likely to be attacked.

The company's cloud-based system utilizes big data technology and predictive analytics to prioritize vulnerability data coming in from a business's IT systems, including Web applications, databases, networks and servers. That data is cross-referenced against threat data from other Risk I/O users and threat data repositories like RiskDB.

Chicago-based Risk I/O was co-founded in 2010 by CEO Ed Bellis and CTO Jeff Heuer and raised $5.25 million in first-round financing in November.