Security Firm RSA Selects Amit Yoran As President

by CXOtoday News Desk    Oct 30, 2014

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RSA, the security arm of EMC,has named Amit Yoran as president. Yoran replaces Art Coviello, who has stepped down as the company’s president. In his new role, Yoran will take responsibility for delivering a unified customer experience across products, marketing, sales and services.

Prior to this position, Yoran, served as RSA’s senior vice president of products. He has been a driving force behind RSA’s Intelligence Driven Security strategy and aligning the company’s product portfolio to meet the new and emerging security challenges facing enterprises today, the company said.

“In the face of dramatic technology change and rapidly evolving threats, today’s security market is in need of a radical transformation. RSA is in a unique position to lead this change. We have the vision, the products and services, and the talent to deliver the Intelligence Driven Security that helps enable enterprises to communicate, collaborate, and innovate securely,” said Yoran.

I am excited to focus all of RSA’s resources on solving these challenges and ensuring our customers have the security and peace of mind they need and deserve,” he added.

According to the company statement, Coviello, who remains RSA’s executive chairman, will work with Yoran to continue driving RSA’s strategic direction.

 “We are excited to have Amit in this role. His passion, deep industry expertise, and experience running agile organisations will help enable RSA to enhance the development, delivery and customer experience of the Intelligence Driven Security platforms and services enterprises need to effectively defend themselves in an increasingly complex threat landscape,” Coviello said.

Yoran has over 20 years of cyber security expertise. Prior to joining RSA, he founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. He was also CEO of Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, where he served as VP of worldwide managed security services. He had also served as the founding director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team and as a founding member of the US Department of Defense’s CERT program.