BOSTON, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybereason today announced that several technology industry executives have joined the company as part of its expanded finance and operations team and will be based in the company's Boston headquarters. Joining the company are Scott Ward as chief financial officer, Jonathan Shapira as vice president and general counsel, Emmy Linder as vice president of strategy and growth and Andy Thompson as vice president of customer success. This team has decades of experience working in the technology industry.
"Cybereason has attracted proven industry leaders to enhance the operational foundation for our rapidly expanding company. Scott, Jonathan, Emmy and Andy bring to Cybereason expertise, leadership and passion to accelerate our global expansion," said Lior Div, CEO, Cybereason. "We are growing rapidly because our award winning and unique detection and response platform enables enterprises to identify and eradicate complex hacking operations in real time. Last year, Cybereason experienced 1,200 percent growth and since January 2016, the company doubled its workforce. This team's functional operational knowledge will support our expansion into new markets."
About the Hires
Scott Ward joins Cybereason with extensive hands on experience in financial and operational management for venturebacked startups and growth companies looking to achieve global scale. Most recently, Scott led all finance and administrative functions at Nanigans, a leader in the advertising automation space.
Jonathan Shapira joins Cybereason to serve as a legal advisor to the board of directors and senior management on corporate governance, commercial contracts, privacy and data security and other corporate matters. Prior to joining Cybereason, Jonathan was a corporate attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he represented technology companies from startup through their acquisition or initial public offering and beyond.
Emmy Linder joins Cybereason as vice president of strategy and growth. Prior to joining the company, she worked for The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's largest consulting firms, where she held many leadership positions across product, project management and organizational design. Emmy began her career in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Unit 8200 where she commanded a 24/7 intelligence team.
Andy Thompson joins Cybereason with a wealth of experience building enterprise customer success teams with high growth tech companies. Most recently, he served as vice president of global solutions at Apperian, an enterprise mobile application management and security platform where he orchestrated pre-sales, client success and support. Prior to Apperian, he spent five years with LogMeIn where he grew the customer support and success model from a very early stage through a successful IPO.
Cybereason is one of the fastest growing global cybersecurity companies and has received many awards and accolades since it launched its detection and response platform in 2014. Most recently, SC Magazine named Cybereason 'Rookie Security Company of the Year' at the 2016 SC Awards Dinner. In addition, Infosecurity Products Guide named CEO Lior Div '2016 CEO of the Year.' Computer Reseller News named Cybereason's Detection and Response Platform one of 30 cool products launched at the 2016 RSA Conference. And Dark Reading named the company one of the '20 Cyber Security Startups to Watch in 2016.'
Founded by members of the Israeli intelligence agency's elite cyber security Unit 8200, the Cybereason platform mirrors the founder's expertise in handling some of world's most complex hacking operations. The Cybereason Detection and Response Platform leverages big data, behavioral analytics and machine learning to uncover, in real-time, complex cyber-attacks designed to evade traditional defenses. It automates the investigation process, connects isolated malicious events and visually presents a full malicious operation. The platform is available as an on premise solution or a cloud-based service. Cybereason is privately held and headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Tokyo, Japan.
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