New CSO, CISO appointments

The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to support a deeper commitment to information security.

CSO’s Movers & Shakers is where you can keep up with new appointments to senior-level security roles and perhaps gain a little insight into hiring trends. If you have an announcement of your own that you would like us to include here, contact Michael Nadeau,[1] senior editor.

August 21, 2019: IntSights adds Etay Maor to its executive team as CSO

Maor will lead the threat intelligence company’s security advisory practice. Previously, he worked  at IBM XForce, RSA and Trusteer. During his time with IBM XForce, Maor led the creation and delivery of the IBM XForce Cyber Range operations. At RSA, he conducted a transformation of its lab, implementing an automated and scalable model.

 “I am looking forward to working with IntSights’ customers and within the industry to help security leaders take their threat intelligence capabilities to the next level,” said Maor in a press release

Maor is a frequent featured speaker at major industry conferences. He is often tapped by major news outlets for his insights into the cybersecurity news of the day.

“Etay brings a unique sophistication and compelling background to enhance our existing executive leadership team. …We look forward to leveraging Etay’s experienced perspective and ability to scale the company’s core competency,” said Guy Nizan, IntSights co-founder and CEO, in a press release.

August 20, 2019: David Shefter joins Landmark Ventures as CISO and venture partner

Shefter will lead the financial advisory firm’s cyber security practice, as well as its investment strategy for an expanding portfolio of cyber security clients and opportunities. He has successfully driven technical and business strategy at Ziften, substantial innovation at Citigroup, revenue growth at IBM, and expansion into new non-proprietary areas of innovation at DEC.

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