“Amit Yoran brings exceptional skills, insights and experience to the areas of cybersecurity, risk management and national security,” said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global. “As cyber threats continue to deepen, sharpen and multiply throughout the world, Amit’s capabilities will help us further address our clients’ growing cybersecurity needs.”
In addition to serving as CEO at NetWitness, Yoran is a commissioner of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security advising the 44th Presidency. Prior to NetWitness, he served as director of the national cybersecurity division at the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO and adviser to In-Q-Tel. Formerly, Yoran held the position of vice president of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation.
Yoran was the co-founder of Riptech, and served as its CEO until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in the Department of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team.
“Secretary Ridge and his team at Ridge Global bring the highest level of expertise to the competitive and critical issues facing companies and countries throughout the world,” Yoran said. “I look forward to making my contributions to an already outstanding enterprise.”