RiskSense Appoints Former Head of Security Operations for Bechtel as its First CTO
Danny Quist, Noted Malware Reverse Engineering Expert, Joins Leading Provider of Pro-Active Risk Management Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Aug. 10, 2017 – RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced the appointment of Danny Quist as the company’s first CTO. Quist was most recently head of security operations and engineering for Bechtel Corporation, the United States’ largest construction and civil engineering company. He is also a leading expert in malware reverse engineering who has worked with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“Danny Quist is one of the most respected IT security and malware analysis experts in the industry, hiring him as RiskSense’s first CTO is a major coup,” said Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, co-founder and CEO of RiskSense. “His deep understanding of both security operations and exploit code will play a major role in helping expand our platform’s attack surface validation capabilities deeper into critical infrastructure, industrial control systems, IoT, automotive and more.”
Quist joined RiskSense from Bechtel Corporation, where he managed the company’s global cyber security including its computer incident response teams and security operations center. He has served as a security researcher on malware reverse engineering and kernel development with MIT Lincoln Lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory and was founder and CEO of software and network security penetration testing firm Offensive Computing LLC. His insights on malware analysis have a large industry following @OpenMalware.
“RiskSense has developed a powerful platform that combines penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and risk scoring to provide organizations with unprecedented visibility into their attack surface and security exposures,” said Danny Quist. “Joining this world-class team of cyber security researchers and professionals was too good of an opportunity to pass up. We have the potential to become the industry’s next major security vendor.”
About RiskSense RiskSense®, Inc., is the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management. The company enables enterprises and governments to reveal cyber risk, quickly orchestrate remediation, and monitor the results. This is done by unifying and contextualizing internal security intelligence, external threat data, and business criticality across a growing attack surface.
The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform transforms cyber risk management into a more pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. The RiskSense Platform embodies the expertise and intimate knowledge gained from real world experience in defending critical networks from the world’s most dangerous cyber adversaries. As part of a team that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.
By leveraging RiskSense cyber risk management solutions, organizations can significantly shorten time-to-remediation, increase operational efficiency, strengthen their security programs, improve cyber hygiene, heighten response readiness, reduce costs, and ultimately minimize cyber risks. For more information, please visit www.risksense.com or follow us on Twitter at @RiskSense.