|[May 19, 2014]
Duo Security's CEO Dug Song Named Innovator of the Year by Lawrence Tech & WWJ Newsradio
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
Last week, Lawrence Technological University awarded Duo Security CEO
and co-founder Dug Song with the title of Innovator of the Year.
Announced at a reception on May 15, Song was chosen from nearly 50
nominees for his numerous significant contributions to the information
Created in 2005, the Leaders & Innovators program was developed by
Lawrence Tech to recognize Michigan business executives leading the top
industries that are expected to be key to Michigan's economic future -
one of those being the technology sector.
Song has a long history of leading successful products and companies
striving to solve modern information security problems. Currently, Song
is CEO and co-founder of Duo Security, an information security company
that provides a cloud-based two-factor authentication solution for small
to large enterprise organizations worldwide. Using innovative
technology, Duo Security's out-of-band authentication effectively
protcts against account takeover while providing an intuitive user
As a privately-held company, Duo Security's investors include Google (News - Alert)
Ventures, True Ventures, Resonant Venture Partners, and Radar Partners.
Song co-founded Duo Security after spending seven years as Chief
Security Architect at Arbor Networks (News - Alert). Arbor Networks is an Ann
Arbor-headquartered company founded in 2000, stemming from research
conducted at the University of Michigan that was eventually funded by
the U.S. Defense Agency Research Projects Administration (DARPA).
Song is also recognized for building the first commercial network
anomaly detection system that was acquired by NFR Security, a leader in
real-time threat prevention (acquired by Check Point Software (News - Alert)
Technologies, specializing in enterprise firewall, consumer Internet
security and VPN markets). And before that, he managed security in the
world's largest production Kerberos environment at the University of
More of Song's contributions to the security community include popular
open source (OpenSSH, libdnet, dsniff), distributed filesystem (NFSv4)
and operating system (OpenBSD) projects. He also co-founded the USENIX
Workshop On Offensive Technologies (WOOT).
About Duo Security
Duo Security provides cloud-based two-factor authentication to more than
4,000 organizations worldwide. In as little as fifteen minutes, Duo's
innovative and easy-to-use technology can be deployed to protect users,
data, and applications from breaches, credential theft, and account
takeover. Try it for free at www.duosecurity.com.
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