New team members bring additional depth of knowledge and experience in ICS, industrial infrastructure security, incident response, forensic services, cybersecurity, and analytics-driven software solutions.
HANOVER, Md., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity company Dragos (https://www.dragos.com) today announced the addition of several key members to its team. The new members bring additional ICS industry knowledge, skills and depth to Dragos’ already highly recognized team of ICS cybersecurity experts, as well as functional skills in product management, sales, marketing, finance, and HR. With these additions, the Dragos team now has over 100 years of combined experience relating to securing ICS and countering industrial security threats, by far the largest concentration of such expertise in the industry today.
“Dragos offers industrial customers industry-leading technology, services, and intelligence products, but our most important differentiator is our team, and its ability to bring a practitioner’s perspective to all that we do,” said Robert M. Lee, Dragos CEO and founder. “In addition to the depth of valuable functional and industry knowledge each new team member brings to Dragos, they bring the insights that only come from experience, and the deep commitment to safeguarding civilization that drives the Dragos mission.”
Reid Wightman, EnergySec’s 2016 Cybersecurity Professional of the Year has joined the Dragos Intelligence Team as a Senior Vulnerability Analyst. A veteran of Schweitzer Engineering Labs, he is noted for analyzing hardware and firmware not only for product vulnerabilities and supply chain issues, but also in finding protocol vulnerabilities. He led the 2011 DigitalBond Basecamp research project which revealed security issues in many industrial controllers.
Joining the Dragos Threat Operations team as Principal Threat Hunters are Daniel Michaud-Soucy and Mark Stacey. Michaud-Soucy was previously at Sempra Energy where he focused on threat detection and response. His experience also includes performing cyber vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on oil & gas, electrical power, water treatment and pharmaceutical ICS environments for Red Tiger Security. Stacey comes to Dragos from the RSA Incident Response Team, where he provided incident response, discovery and forensic services for clients across multiple industry and governmental sectors. He previously was a cyber-threat intelligence analyst for the US Department of Energy.
Now driving sales and marketing are Pat Differ, VP Sales and Matt Cowell, Director of Product Marketing, both functional experts as well as trained engineers. Differ is one of the ICS industry’s most highly respected sales executives with over 35 years’ ICS industry experience in cybersecurity, automation and reliability analysis with Securicon, Industrial Defender/Leidos, and Hathaway/Qualitrol. Cowell, is a certified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) with over 15 years’ experience in industrial applications at Ultra Electronics, Phoenix Contact, and Danaher Industrial Controls.
Dragos’ executive team has also added two new members to lead the company’s product management, strategy, finance and HR areas. Tom Leuchtner, VP Product Management and Strategy, brings over 20 years’ experience spanning fintech, cybersecurity, analytics, and enterprise software at MicroStrategy, Telesign, FICO and Wolters Kluwer. Rosario Ruiz-Velasco, Director of Finance and HR, brings over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of finance and HR, including managing federal government contracts at companies including Silent Circle and SOC-SMG.
These key personnel additions demonstrate Dragos’ ongoing success in attracting top talent to the industry’s go-to cybersecurity team, a team whose knowledge is continually codified by Dragos into technology and intelligence for transfer to the industrial sector.
Dragos applies expert human intelligence and behavioral analytics to redefine industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity. Its industry-first, ICS/OT cybersecurity ecosystem provides control systems operators with unprecedented situational awareness over their environments, with comprehensive threat intelligence, detection, and response capabilities. Dragos’ solutions include the Dragos Platform, software providing ICS/OT-specific asset discovery, threat detection, and response; Dragos Threat Operations Center, providing ICS compromise assessment, threat hunting, and incident response services; and Dragos WorldView, providing global, ICS-specific threat intelligence. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington DC, Dragos’ team of ICS cybersecurity experts are practitioners who’ve lived the problems the industry faces hailing from across the U.S. Intelligence Community to private sector industrial companies. For more information please visit dragos.com.
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