|[January 07, 2014]
Space Rogue from L0pht and Hacker News Network Joins Tenable Network Security
COLUMBIA, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Network Security®, Inc., the leader in real-time vulnerability
management, today announced Cris Thomas joined the team as Technical
Manager. Known for his work as Space Rogue and creating the first
security research think tank, L0pht Heavy Industries, and the popular
Hacker News Network, Thomas will focus on keeping Tenable and its
solutions at the forefront of security innovation.
Thomas is the latest addition to Tenable's bench of security luminaries
who not only bring deep technology knowledge and innovation to the
company's offerings but are recognized advisers to the larger security
community. Since its founding in 2002, Tenable CEO and Chief Technology
Officer Ron Gula has sought to build a team of leading security experts
and communicators to join him and cofounders Renaud Deraison, chief
research officer and creator of the Nessus® vulnerability scanner, and
Jack Huffard, president and chief operating officer. Tenable's experts
include Marcus Ranum, chief security officer and firewall pioneer; Jack
Daniel, technical product manager and Uncommon Sense Security blogger;
Paul Asadoorian, prouct evangelist and founder and CEO of Security
Weekly (formerly PaulDotCom); and Jeffrey Man, Tenable's Payment Card
Industry (PCI (News - Alert)) expert and former NSA cryptologist.
As part of his responsibilities, Thomas will play an instrumental role
in the advancement of Tenable's real-time vulnerability and threat
management platform. Leveraging his unique insight into the information
security industry, he will help clients understand how to apply the
unique advantages of continuous monitoring to meet compliance and
"At Tenable we pride ourselves as being more than just a technology
firm," explained Gula. "We have a special group of security experts at
the disposal of our clients that provide intel and counsel far beyond
the standard helpdesk mentality. With the addition of Cris to our team
we are further strengthening our ability to meet the challenging needs
of our clients."
As a result of his unique background Thomas has been called to testify
before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and has been quoted
extensively in the media, including News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN
Nightly News and ABC News Online with Sam Donaldson. Prior to L0pht
Heavy Industries and the Hacker News Network he ran The Whacked Mac
Archives, which at the time was the largest and most popular Macintosh
security site on the Internet. He also worked for Trustwave SpiderLabs,
and has spoken at numerous security conferences including Black Hat, DEF
CON, ShmooCon, BSides, HOPE and H2K.
"Tenable has moved from a pioneer in vulnerability management to a
robust security company that empowers its clients to protect their full
range of network assets and connections in an age of mobile devices,
BYOD, complex web applications and cloud computing," said Thomas. "The
future is very bright for this company and I look forward to sharing my
experiences to contribute to continued successes in delivering new
features and functionality for customers."
About Tenable Network Security
Tenable Network Security is relied upon by more than 20,000
organizations, including the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many
of the world's largest companies and governments, to stay ahead of
emerging vulnerabilities, threats and compliance-related risks. Its
solutions continue to set the standard to identify vulnerabilities,
prevent attacks and comply with a multitude of regulatory requirements.
For more information, please visit www.tenable.com.
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