Dec 15 Amit Yoran is stepping down as president
of Dell Technologies Inc's cyber-security unit to run
Tenable Network Security Inc, a well-financed private cyber
security company that is looking to boost revenue growth.
Yoran, 46, will succeed Ron Gula, who co-founded Tenable 14
years ago, resigned the CEO post in June and is stepping down as
chairman, Tenable said on Thursday. Yoran will start Jan 3.
Columbia, Maryland-based Tenable competes with Qualys Inc
and Rapid7 Inc in selling software that
businesses and governments use to monitor large computer
networks for security vulnerabilities and anomalies that
indicate cyber attacks.
The company, whose clients include U.S. intelligence
agencies, raised $230 million in a November 2015 venture-capital
funding round that set a record for the cyber security industry.
Yoran joined Dell's RSA cyber-security unit via the
acquisition of network forensics firm NetWitness, a firm he
founded and led as CEO. He also served as founding director of
the Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer
Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, a government agency that
helps protect Americans against cyber attacks.
Representatives with Dell could not be reached early
Thursday for comment.
(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)