SAN MATEO, Calif., August. 28, 2014 â€“ Norse, the leader in live attack intelligence, today announced that Jason Clark, chief security and strategy officer at Accuvant, has joined the company’s board of directors. A well-known thought leader and industry executive with more than 20 years of experience building and executing successful strategic security programs, Clark will help guide Norse management as the company embarks on an ambitious program of growth and product development based on its advanced threat intelligence and analysis capabilities.
“Threat intelligence was hands down the most discussed topic at the Black Hat convention this year, but the challenge is to create a comprehensive approach that ties all the facets of this security discipline together,” said Clark. “I look forward to working with the other Norse board members, advisors and the Norse management team to make progress towards achieving that goal.”
Ranked as a top 10 Global Security Leader by ExecRank, Clark has been quoted in and published by multiple media outlets, and has presented at or keynoted more than 40 conferences worldwide, including RSA, Gartner Security Summit, CSO Perspectives, CSO Security Standard, Evanta CISO Summit and ISSA events. Prior to joining Accuvant, Clark was the chief security and strategy officer for Websense, chief information security officer and vice president of infrastructure for Emerson Electric, CISO for The New York Times, senior manager of security and infrastructure architecture for EverBank, and has held technical leadership positions of increasing responsibility for BB&T and the U.S. Army. Clark is a founder of the Security Advisor Alliance, a non-profit industry group whose members include more than 300 CISOs from Fortune 1000 companies.
“Norse has built an advanced threat intelligence platform that serves as the foundation for a new generation of security solutions that help enterprises detect new threats and tag nascent hazards long before they’re spotted by traditional threat intelligence tools. Building upon this foundation, Norse is now poised to launch the next phase of its strategic plan,” said Norse CEO Sam Glines. “Jason has been a driving force in enterprise security for more than 20 years, and we look forward to his valuable contributions to helping Norse achieve industry leadership in this emerging field of threat intelligence.”
Norse recently introduced the DarkWatchâ„¢ attack intelligence offering, the first solution of its kind to protect large networks from new, fast-growing classes of “grey threats,” such as those from cloud vectors and compromised embedded devices, and stop enterprise data from being stolen via Tor and other anonymous proxies. DarkWatch plugs a critical gap in enterprise security infrastructures with an advanced artificial intelligence engine that distills second-by-second updates on thousands of risk factors on hundreds of millions of IP addresses, domains, URLs and devices to deliver a single, actionable risk score with detailed context for any address of interest.
Norse is the leader in live attack intelligence. Norse delivers continuously updated, demonstrably unique Internet and darknet intel that helps organizations block attacks that other systems miss. Norse products tightly integrate with popular SIEM, IPS and next-generation firewall products to dramatically improve the performance, catch rate and security return on investment of existing infrastructures. The Norse DarkMatterâ„¢ platform detects new threats and tags nascent hazards long before they’re spotted by traditional threat intelligence tools to deliver unique visibility into the Internet – especially the darknets, where bad actors operate. The Norse DarkMatter network processes hundreds of terabytes daily and computes over 1500 distinct risk factors, live, for millions of IP addresses every day. These DarkMatter databases are curated by a highly trained team of professional cyber- and human-intelligence analysts to deliver the superior attack intelligence our customers demand. For more information, visit www.norse-corp.com.
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