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Skybox Security Appoints Dr. Amnon Lotem as Chief Technology Officer

Skybox Security, the leader in automated security risk and compliance management, today announced the appointment of Dr. Amnon Lotem as Chief Technology Officer - September 8, 2010

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 8, 2010 —Skybox Security, the leader in automated security risk and compliance management, today announced the appointment of Dr. Amnon Lotem as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Lotem has more than 20 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), modeling and simulation techniques.

He first joined Skybox Security in 2002 and, as Chief Scientist, guided the company’s research in cyber security solutionsand is responsible for development of the Company’s patents, both awarded and pending. In addition, his experience with AI planning algorithms contributed materially to the development of the company’s core algorithms for attack simulation, risk analysis, and network compliance.

“I am honored to have been named Chief Technology Officer at this important time in the history of the company,” said Lotem.  “With the growing worldwide need for critical infrastructure protection and cyber defense, it will be exciting to extend Skybox solutions to provide further proactive protectionagainst evolving threats.”

Prior to joining Skybox Security, Dr. Lotem was co-founder of Estimotion Ltd. He also held R&D management positions at Amdocs and Technomatix Technologies. Dr. Lotem holds an M. Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

"We are very pleased to appoint Dr. Lotem as CTO,” stated Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security. “His success in developing core algorithms, coupled with his deep understanding of cyber securityand threats, makes him the ideal choice to drive our technical strategy.”

 

The Skybox Security portfolioincludes:

·      Skybox Firewall Assurance (Firewall Assurance, PCI Compliance, Change Assurance, Firewall Ruleset Optimization)

·      Skybox Network Assurance (Network modeling, connectivity troubleshooting)

·      Skybox Risk Control (Attack modeling, risk assessment, vulnerability management, patch optimization)

·      Skybox 4000 Appliance (1U rack-mount server appliance, pre-installed Skybox View platform)

 

About Skybox Security, Inc.

Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, helping IT organizations pinpoint and prioritize security risks, compliance, and availability exposures within minutes.  Our solutions automatically collect and analyze comprehensive data about network topology and systems, configuration settings, threats and vulnerabilities – anticipating the most urgent IT concerns before harm has been done.   Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Government, Utilities, and Defense rely on Skybox Security solutions to reduce risk exposure and achieve compliance.  For more information visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

 

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