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Trend Micro Hires Tom Kellermann to Expand Government Market Presence

Trend Micro today announced that it has hired Tom Kellermann for a newly created position in the company, U.S. Vice President of Cybersecurity.

Kellermann, a well-respected industry veteran, will be based in Washington, D.C., and will serve as an advisor and strategist to federal, state and local government clients—fitting since he is a member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President.

Tom Kellerman, Trend MicroIn addition to Kellermann’s current Federal government involvement, he formerly served as a Senior Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank Treasury Security Team where he was responsible for Cyber-intelligence and policy management within the World Bank Treasury.

The company said that Kellerman would also serve as a security evangelist and government affairs expert to forge strategic partnerships both domestically and internationally, and increase Trend Micro's profile in emerging technologies and policy issues.

"Tom is going to be a great asset to Trend Micro," said Thomas Miller, president, Trend Micro U.S. commercial operations. "Tom brings to us a deep understanding of security issues targeting our federal and government organizations and is a trusted expert in this area. His reputation and long-standing relationships will help us develop and execute a strategy aimed at building next-generation security solutions designed for governments."

Prior to Trend Micro, Kellermann served as Chief Technology Expert for mobile security firm Air Patrol. Before that, he worked for Boston-based Core Security Technologies. He is a professor at American University's School of International Service and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.