ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Endgame, Inc., a leading provider of cybersecurity software solutions to protect enterprise networks from the most sophisticated adversaries, today announced the promotion of Jamie Butler to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With an extensive security and risk mitigation research background spanning the U.S. government and the cyber forensics landscape, Butler brings his deep knowledge to ensure Endgame's products and services meet the demand of today's security requirements.
"Jamie is a natural fit for the position. During his first year as Endgame's Chief Scientist he has led our team to usher in technological advancements and groundbreaking research to support our customers' protection efforts," said Endgame CEO Nathaniel Fick. "The sophistication of attack methods is growing and we need to continue to drive research, as Jamie has, to protect our customers and support their missions. Under his leadership we look forward to having a positive impact on our customers' security postures."
In his new role, Butler is charged with helping Endgame identify emerging threats and threat vectors, focusing not only on current customer challenges but also the future of attacks and the methods to protect against them. Under his leadership, Endgame's R&D team will expand to more than 25 researchers in 2016, focusing on discovering new approaches for mitigating endpoint attacks. Additionally, Butler is responsible for directing one of the largest security data science teams in the industry, tasked with creating sophisticated detection products.
"Endgame is uniquely positioned to change the way the entire industry thinks in terms of sophisticated cyber defenses – transforming the realm of risk mitigation," said Butler. "The company's 'automated hunt' methodology is the next frontier of security and has the potential to fill a void in effectively protecting organizations from advanced threats. I look forward to continuing my research in endpoint detection and expanding Endgame's protection efforts by growing our R&D team with industry experts that share one mission– stopping adversaries before sensitive data is lost."
Butler was a computer scientist at the National Security Agency and co-authored the bestselling book Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel. A recognized leader in attack and detection techniques, he has over 17 years of experience and knowledge in operating system security that will augment Endgame's ability to identify attack patterns and help its customers better defend against advanced threats.
Endgame automates the hunt for the most sophisticated adversaries in enterprise networks. Endgame's technology and techniques are proven to detect and respond rapidly to cyber threats in the most extreme environments - from defending US national security interests to protecting the world's critical infrastructure.
The Endgame Cyber Operations Platform, developed for elite US DOD cyber protection teams, enables enterprises to automate the entire hunt mission, detecting and blocking adversaries at every phase of the cyber kill chain. Our world-class R&D team extends our advantage with novel stealth technologies, vulnerability and threat analysis, and unique detection and prevention technology.
At Endgame, we help our customers move from being the hunted to being the hunter. Endgame was founded in 2008 and has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, San Antonio, TX and Melbourne, FL. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.