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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 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.

Application risk management company Veracode has appointed Brian Roche as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Roche previously served as the company’s Chief Product Officer. The company says his ascension to CEO completes a succession plan through which Sam King will step down after 17 years at Veracode.

Norm Laudermilch has joined space technology company Maxar Technologies as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Laudermilch has been tasked with monitoring and securing the Maxar’s attack surface and ensuring that on-orbit and mission systems are secure. He previously held leadership positions at, LookingGlass, ControlCase, Sophos and Invincea.

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) announced the appointment of Cara Walls as Director of Cybersecurity. Walls is a former cybersecurity professor and mentor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and has held security leadership roles at Coyote Logistics and UMB Bank.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Hemant Baidwan as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Baidwan, who replaces Ken Bible following his retirement, has until now served as the Deputy CISO at the DHS. In that role, Baidwan led the Hack DHS bug bounty program.

Kylie McRoberts has been named Head of Safety at Elon Musk’s X Corp. McRoberts has been with Twitter/X for years and has led initiatives to increase transparency in the social platform’s moderation practices through labels, improve security with passkeys and building out a new Safety Center of Excellence in Austin. She will oversee the global Safety team at X, which is responsible for developing new products, tools, and features to protect the platform and community, maintaining Safety policies, and enhancing X’s enforcement methodology and operations.

F5 has appointed Lyra Schramm as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer (CPO) and Kunal Anand as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to joining F5, Anand was CTO and CISO at Imperva. Anand also co-founded application security firm Prevoty.

Veteran cybersecurity executive Trey Ford has joined Deepwatch at Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) where he will oversee Information Security and Information Technology for managed security platform. Ford most recently served as Deputy CISO at Vista Equity Partners. Before that, he was Head of Trust for Heroku at Salesforce and General Manager of Black Hat.

Shane Callahan has been named chief information officer (CIO) at Vanderbilt University. He had been Vanderbilt’s first chief information security officer since January 2022. His new role started on April 1, 2024, and he will continue his work to enhance the university’s cybersecurity posture, modernize the data warehouse, and support the university’s AI efforts.

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