NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard™ (www.securityscorecard.com), the leading solution for security-risk benchmarking, announced the appointment of Steve Thomas as Director of Sales Engineering and Business Development. In this newly created position, Thomas will be responsible for applying his extensive technical security engineering background to build more opportunities across business development and help the company to continue to provide exceptional pre- and post-customer support services. He will report to SecurityScorecard's VP of Sales, Scott Schneider.
"Steve brings a wealth of security and sales knowledge to SecurityScorecard which will enhance our already stellar sales, business development, and engineering teams," said Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard. "He is already making a positive impact with our team, with prospects, and our Fortune 1000 customer base."
Prior to joining SecurityScorecard, Thomas served as head of the security division and director of business development at InfoArmor. Before that, he started his own company, PwnedList, monitoring compromised corporate credentials as a service, and later sold the company to InfoArmor. He has had stints at Innography and worked for several different divisions of IBM, as an international technical sales consultant.
"SecurityScorecard has true security DNA; Any company can come up with security ratings," Yampolskiy continued. "But only former CISOs who have real-world experience running security day-to-day can build the right product to help manage risks that third party vendors pose to companies. Steve's security experience and insight into the problems of today's challenging risk environment will further our security DNA foundation."
Thomas holds a Master's of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science North Carolina State University where he was a valedictorian. He is also the author of multiple publications on securing against SQL injection attacks.
About SecurityScorecard's Benchmarking Platform
SecurityScorecard gives organizations instant visibility into the security-risk posture of any company. Our benchmarking platform allows an organization to be continuously aware of all potential threats across an unlimited number of current and prospective partners—speeding the time to remediation, protecting revenue, and ensuring brand integrity. By monitoring millions of security-risk signals through SecurityScorecard sensors, companies can non-intrusively gauge how prepared their partners are to deal with security-risk challenges. Active and emerging threats can be addressed collaboratively to effectively remediate issues and lower collective security risks. The SecurityScorecard platform also helps to optimize security spending for improved performance and cost savings.
SecurityScorecard was founded in 2013 by two former Chief Information Security Officers. Our CEO, Dr. Alex Yampolskiy, has a PhD in Cryptography, was a CISO at Gilt Groupe, and held security leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft. Our staff is made up of veteran security researchers, cryptographers, data scientists, and engineers with deep industry and intelligence community experience.
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