Cyber security firm Tenable Network Security has named Amit Yoran as the company’s chairman and CEO effective Jan. 3, 2017.
Yoran joins Tenable after serving as president of RSA, where he has been responsible for the over $1 billion-in-revenue company’s strategic vision and direction. Yoran joined RSA via the acquisition of network forensics leader NetWitness, a high-growth company he founded and led as CEO.
Prior to NetWitness, Yoran served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also was founder and CEO of Riptech, which was one of the first managed security service providers (MSSP) and was acquired by Symantec in 2002. Yoran serves as a board member and adviser to a number of security startups.
Tenable co-founders Jack Huffard and Renaud Deraison, who have been leading the company during the CEO search, will continue in their roles as president and chief operating officer (COO), and chief technology officer, respectively.
“We’ve been aggressive about continuously innovating our product offering so our customers have the most comprehensive vulnerability management available,” said Huffard. “But our customers – and the industry as a whole – see us as more than a vendor. They know Tenable as a security thought leader, technology innovator and trusted partner in an increasingly complex threat landscape. We are excited to announce that Amit will lead Tenable as we continue to deliver on our vision of true next-generation security.”