Ridge Global names former US-CERT Director and former Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security to Board of Advisors
Ridge Global, the security and risk management services company founded by Tom Ridge, nation’s first secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, today announced is has named Amit Yoran, CEO of Netwitness Corporation, to the company’s board of advisors.
Amit Yoran serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NetWitness Corporation, a provider of network monitoring and forensics. Yoran is a Commissioner of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security advising the 44th Presidency, and serves on several industry and national advisory bodies. Prior to NetWitness, Mr. Yoran served as Director of the US-CERT, Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO and advisor to In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. Formerly, he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation. Mr. Yoran was the co-founder of Riptech, a market leading IT security company, and served as its CEO until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team.
“As cyber threats continue to deepen, sharpen and multiply throughout the world, Amit’s capabilities will help us further address our clients’ growing cybersecurity needs,” said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global.
Amit Yoran is a board member of other security technology companies, including Guardium, Digital Sandbox, and IronKey. Mr. Yoran received a Master of Science degree from the George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Advancing Technology.