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CounterTack Appoints Michael A. Davis as Chief Technology Officer

Posted by Tom Bain   |   September 17, 2013

Security Industry Visionary and Best-Selling Author to Drive CounterTack’s Technology Strategy and Innovation

WALTHAM, Mass. (September 16, 2013)CounterTack, the only endpoint security organization delivering real-time, cyber threat detection and forensics to the enterprise, today announced it has named Michael A. Davis as chief technology officer. With extensive cyber security industry experience at organizations including McAfee and with his credentials as an author and noted security evangelist, Davis’ arrival supports the company’s continued global growth and momentum to bring real-time advanced threat detection and forensics to the enterprise.

With more than a decade of technology leadership experience, Davis will be responsible for driving CounterTack’s continued technology advancement and vision to push the defenders ahead of the attackers for customers.

Prior to joining CounterTack, Davis served as president and chief security officer of External IT, a national managed IT services and IT cloud services provider that focuses on unifying the business IT experience. Previously, he founded and led IT security consulting firm Savid Technologies, which was recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine. Prior to Savid Technologies, Davis served as senior manager of global threats at McAfee, where he led a team of researchers investigating confidential and cutting-edge security analysis. Previously, he served in a leadership position at 3com and managed two Internet service providers. Organizations that have relied on Davis’ expert council include AT&T, Sears, Exelon and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“CounterTack is truly the only organization that can deliver continuous attack monitoring capabilities with automated threat analysis on every endpoint – providing true visibility into complete attacks,” said Davis. “We all know traditional IT security technologies can’t protect enterprises against the current threats. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join the company leading the information security revolution, and I look forward to leveraging my years of security leadership experience to support CounterTack’s ongoing research and development, with a strong emphasis on innovation.”

Recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s best young entrepreneurs as a “Top 25 under 25,” Davis is the author of security best-seller Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits, in which he explores how malware works and how to defend against sophisticated cyber-attacks. He is also a contributing author to Hacking Exposed, the top-selling resource on hacker methodology, and serves as a senior contributing author for InformationWeek magazine. Davis frequents the security lecture circuit and has regularly presented at Black Hat, Interop, SuperStrategies and InfoSecWorld.

“Michael Davis has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading authorities on information security and brings to CounterTack the proven ability to architect and lead highly successful global security research teams,” said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. “His proven expertise and technology leadership will be a valuable asset to CounterTack as we continue to revolutionize the security industry by bringing unprecedented endpoint visibility and real-time attack detection to the enterprise.”

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