CounterTack Appoints Michael A. Davis as Chief Technology Officer
WALTHAM, MA, Sep 16, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
CounterTack, the only endpoint security organization delivering
real-time, cyber threat detection and forensics to the enterprise,
today announced it has named Michael A. Davis as chief technology
officer. With extensive cyber security industry experience at
organizations including McAfee and with his credentials as an author
and noted security evangelist, Davis' arrival supports the company's
continued global growth and momentum to bring real-time advanced
threat detection and forensics to the enterprise.
With more than a decade of technology leadership experience, Davis
will be responsible for driving CounterTack's continued technology
advancement and vision to push the defenders ahead of the attackers
Prior to joining CounterTack, Davis served as president and chief
security officer of External IT, a national managed IT services and
IT cloud services provider that focuses on unifying the business IT
experience. Previously, he founded and led IT security consulting
firm Savid Technologies, which was recognized as one of the nation's
fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine. Prior to Savid
Technologies, Davis served as senior manager of global threats at
McAfee, where he led a team of researchers investigating confidential
and cutting-edge security analysis. Previously, he served in a
leadership position at 3com and managed two Internet service
providers. Organizations that have relied on Davis' expert council
include AT&T, Sears, Exelon and the U.S. Department of Defense.
"CounterTack is truly the only organization that can deliver
continuous attack monitoring capabilities with automated threat
analysis on every endpoint -- providing true visibility into complete
attacks," said Davis. "We all know traditional IT security
technologies can't protect enterprises against the current threats.
It's an incredibly exciting time to join the company leading the
information security revolution, and I look forward to leveraging my
years of security leadership experience to support CounterTack's
ongoing research and development, with a strong emphasis on
Recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America's best young
entrepreneurs as a "Top 25 under 25," Davis is the author of security
best-seller Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits, in which he
explores how malware works and how to defend against sophisticated
cyber-attacks. He is also a contributing author to Hacking Exposed,
the top-selling resource on hacker methodology, and serves as a
senior contributing author for InformationWeek magazine. Davis
frequents the security lecture circuit and has regularly presented at
Black Hat, Interop, SuperStrategies and InfoSecWorld.
"Michael Davis has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading
authorities on information security and brings to CounterTack the
proven ability to architect and lead highly successful global
security research teams," said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. "His
proven expertise and technology leadership will be a valuable asset
to CounterTack as we continue to revolutionize the security industry
by bringing unprecedented endpoint visibility and real-time attack
detection to the enterprise."
CounterTack is revolutionizing security by bringing real-time attack
detection and forensics to the endpoint, rendering traditional
endpoint security obsolete with Sentinel. The counterintelligence
derived shortens the gap between detection and remediation for
By actively engaging attackers, CounterTack helps organizations
dramatically reduce the dwell time of advanced threats and the damage
attackers can cause, gaining valuable intelligence on methodologies
and affected business assets.
Through blazing-fast detection, real-time attack capture and
immediate analysis, CounterTack provides unparalleled visibility into
malicious behavior, enabling organizations to make smarter decisions
on countering known and unknown threats to protect their business.
To learn more, visit www.CounterTack.com.
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