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SecurityWeek’s ‘People on the Move’ coverage shines a light on fresh hiring announcements, promotions, and career achievements within the cybersecurity community.

Week of April 22, 2024

Contrast Security, a company specializing in runtime and application security, has appointed Shay Mowlem as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Prior to Contrast, Mowlem held executive marketing and product roles at NinjaOne, Illumio, Rubrik, MuleSoft and Splunk.

Attack detection firm Vectra AI has appointed Jeff Reed to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer. Reed joins Vectra AI from Google Cloud, where he most recently served as VP of Product for Cloud Security.

Shaun Khalfan has joined payments giant PayPal as SVP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He previously served as CISO for several large organizations, including Discover Financial Services, Barclays International, Freddie Mac, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, and the Department of the Navy – Chief Information Office.

Week of April 15, 2024

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that Richard Horne will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the fall. Horne is currently chair of PwC UK’s Cyber Security Practice. Prior to PwC, he was Managing Director of Cyber Security for Barclays PLC and he was also involved in developing the UK government’s first cybersecurity strategy.

Business communications solutions provider Mitel announced the appointment of Bill Dunnion as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Dunnion will oversee Mitel’s information security strategy, security architecture, and security standards compliance. Prior to joining Mitel, Dunnion held IT and cybersecurity leadership positions at Calian, 2Keys Security Solutions, and Bell Canada.

Cybersecurity firm Forcepoint announced the appointment of Naveen Palavalli as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Palavalli was most recently SVP Head of Global Product and Solutions Marketing and Demand Generation at Netskope. He will report to CEO Manny Rivelo and lead Forcepoint’s global marketing strategy.

Managed service provider (MSP) and managed security service provider (MSSP) Dataprise announced the appointment of industry veteran Nima Khamooshi as its Vice President of Cybersecurity. In his new role, Khamooshi will lead Dataprise’s Managed Cybersecurity business. Prior to Dataprise, he held leadership roles at Lumen Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, The College Board and Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

Keepit, a Danish company that sells SaaS data backup and recovery products, has hired Kim Larsen as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Larson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in IT and cybersecurity from government and the private sector and once served as a delegate for the Danish government in both NATO’s and the EU’s security committees.

Professional services company Slalom has appointed Christopher Burger as its first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Burger has been with Slalom since 2018, previously serving as Vice President and Managing Director of Information Security & Governance. In his role as CISO, Burger will oversee Slalom’s security team, and will be tasked with elevating global security and risk services to help customers improve their security posture and performance.

Facility security and services giant Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as chief information officer (CIO) for North America. She previously held roles at as CISO for Advantage Solutions, J. Jill and Ingram Content Group.

Week of April 8, 2024

Jack Wilmer has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SIXGEN, a company that provides offensive and defensive cyber solutions to government and commercial organizations. Prior to SIXGEN, Wilmer was the CEO of Core4ce. Before joining the private sector, he held leadership positions at various government organizations, including the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the White House.

Certificate lifecycle management company Sectigo has hired Jason Scott as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Scott will be in charge of all cybersecurity aspects at the company, including data, infrastructure, network, applications, and products. Prior to Sectigo, he held leadership roles at Capgemini, Chevron, and the US Army.

The State of Vermont has appointed John Toney as the state’s new chief information security officer (CISO). Toney previously served as global CISO for City Electric Supply, and previously served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, specializing in network intrusion crimes and critical systems protection. He also served on multiple protection details at The White House, US Naval Observatory, and DHS Headquarters.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has appointed Dave Luber as its new cybersecurity director, after Rob Joyce retired from the agency on March 31.

Week of April 1, 2024

Enterprise AI security firm TrojAI announced the appointment of Lee Weiner as CEO. Prior to joining TrojAI, Weiner was a senior executive at Rapid7 for 11 years. He previously held senior roles with security firms LogMeIn, Symantec, and Netegrity.

Application security firm Onapsis has appointed Tim McKnight as an independent board director. McKnight currently serves as an Operating Partner at investment firm SYN Ventures and previously served as EVP & Chief Security Officer of SAP.


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