DarkMatter Appoints Michael Pak as SVP of Secure Communications Engineering, Adding to Already Impressive Management Team

Jan 05, 2016, 04:59 ET from DarkMatter

DUBAI, UAE, January 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Pak has 20 years of security engineering experience 
  • During his career, he founded and managed Samsung Mobile Communications' global security engineering team 

DarkMatter, a cyber security firm with global aspirations, announces the appointment of the former head of Security and Privacy Engineering at Google Nest and VP of Security R&D for Samsung Electronics, Michael Pak, to its senior management team. The executive is a 20-year security technology expert and assumes the position of Senior Vice President - Secure Communications Engineering at DarkMatter.

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Pak holds 18 security patents and has international security experience spanning the US, South Korea, Japan and other regions of the world. His most recent position was as Head of Security and Privacy Engineering, Google Nest Labs in the US. He has also held leadership positions with leading technology innovators including Samsung Mobile Communications in South Korea; Wind River (an Intel company) in the US; and was co-founder of McAfee Mobile Security Group, also based in the US.

Amongst his accomplishments, Pak directed development of the world's first mobile devices certified for the Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP) Common Criteria and approved for classified use by the US government (CSfP-Commercial Solutions for Classified). He also managed development of the world's first hardware-based mobile security platform, and directed development of the world's first biometric-based mobile payment system.

Commenting on Pak's appointment, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter said, "We are proud that Michael has joined our ranks and I am confident that he will add significant value to the impressive team of international subject matter experts we are gathering in the UAE."

In the past, Pak has represented the companies he was working for within leading industry bodies including the Open Mobile Alliance, Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo), Fast Identity Online (FIDO), and Tizen Alliance.

Commenting on his appointment, Pak said, "I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to be able to contribute my skill set in a way that fundamentally alters the approach to cyber security from a Secure Communications Engineering perspective on a national level, down. The forward-looking nature of the UAE is aligned to providing a perfect springboard to take this approach to other countries and regions."

DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies, adhering to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

Already a strategic partner of the UAE government, DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter  

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to the UAE government and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.


Media contact:
Kevin Healy, Marketing and Communications Director, DarkMatter
Tel.: +971-56-538-7806
Email: Kevin.Healy@darkmatter.com

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