WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced the appointment of Amit Yoran, CEO of Netwitness Corporation, to the company's board of advisors.
"Amit Yoran brings exceptional skills, insights and experience to the areas of cybersecurity, risk management and national security," said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global. "As cyber threats continue to deepen, sharpen and multiply throughout the world, Amit's capabilities will help us further address our clients' growing cybersecurity needs."
Amit Yoran serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NetWitness Corporation, a leading provider of network security analytic products. He is a Commissioner of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security advising the 44th Presidency, and serves on several industry and national advisory bodies. Prior to NetWitness, Mr. Yoran served as Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO and advisor to In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. Formerly, he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation. Mr. Yoran was the co-founder of Riptech, a market leading IT security company, and served as its CEO until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense's Computer Emergency Response Team.
Mr. Yoran is an independent director on the boards of innovative security technology companies Boards, including Guardium, Digital Sandbox, and IronKey. He previously served on the board of Cyota until the company's acquisition by RSA in 2006, Guidance Software (GUID) through the company's successful IPO in 2007, and as an advisor to Intruvert Networks until the company's acquisition by McAfee in 2003. Mr. Yoran received a Master of Science degree from the George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Advancing Technology.
"Secretary Ridge and his team at Ridge Global bring the highest level of expertise to the competitive and critical issues facing companies and countries throughout the world," said Yoran. "I look forward to making my contributions to an already outstanding enterprise."
About Ridge Global
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of core functional business concerns, including risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration and crisis management. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com.
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