Director Vormetric Labs Vormetric
Vormetric is making the world a better place by enabling organizations around the world ? including 17 of the Fortune 25 ? to both reduce their risk and lower their costs as they protect what matters: their sensitive data. The threats to our customers? valuable data are ever increasing, and our adversaries are both well?funded and highly motivated to steal it, change it, or hold it hostage. Traditional layered security approaches that start with building a strong defensive perimeter are failing. Headlines and reports from around the globe and across all industries highlight the fact that yesterday?s ?outside-in? security approach cannot protect against today?s sophisticated cyber threats.
Vormetric takes an ?inside-out? data-centric approach to security, ?firewalling? our customers? valuable data at the source vs. trying to secure the perimeter. We wrap ourselves around the data at rest with our innovative Vormetric Data Firewall?, Policy, Encryption, Integrated Key management and High Fidelity Security Intelligence.
Our rapid growth provides unique opportunities for the right people to join a team that is ready to take the organization to the next level. We are growing faster than the market, we?re profitable, and we recently completed a new round of financing that reflected a substantial increase in our enterprise valuation. With our demonstrated track record and recent capital infusion, we are positioned to seize the opportunity as we invest in our future.
We are seeking a security industry leader to define and launch Vormetric Labs, our security research organization within Vormetric. Vormetric has a legacy of meeting the needs of leading customers around the globe. Our customers have a trusted relationship with us to protect their most sensitive and mission critical data.
The sophistication of today?s adversary continues to accelerate. Customers, vendors and the security industry are increasingly appreciating the fact that yesterday?s strategies centered on building a strong network perimeter are no longer valid. Advanced Persistent Threats and the threat from insider attack and privileged user exploitation call for a new approach. Our view is simple. Assume the adversary has breached your network. Assume a high risk of compromised credentials. How can you effectively and efficiently reduce your risk? What measure can be put in place to reduce the attack surface? By offering our sophisticated security controls at the point of contact with the data-at-rest, our solution can dramatically reduce the attack surface and help organizations mitigate risk.
The leader of Vormetric labs will play a key role to help Vormetric raise our profile and that of our solution beyond compliance-driven data protection (encryption and key management) to the larger narrative of Risk Management. Vormetric?s strong customer base, strong technology and industry recognition have us poised to take our company and our voice to the next level. The Director of Vormetric Labs will play a key role to help us establish a highly credible thought leadership voice in our industry. As the lab is formed and our message driven into the market, we recognize the lab has a key role to engage with the broader security community. This engagement will play a key role to establish and drive strong two-way dialog between Vormetric and the industry at large. This dialog will play a key role to bring an increasingly higher level of security culture into our company.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
We are looking for a leader with a strong network and recognition as a research leader within the security industry. Responsibilities include:
Identifying and establishing industry security bodies with whom Vormetric should be engaged
Gaining insight into Vormetric?s solution, technology and approach
Understanding the trending challenges impacting customers based on breaches and the moves of our adversaries
Bringing the understanding of security trends into Vormetric to dialog with product management and engineering with the expressed interest in helping Vormetric advance the state-of-the-art of our solutions
Establishing a public facing security research presence (web, social, blog)
Staffing a research team
Speaking publicly as a highly credible and visible industry expert
Advance the security culture within the company
This position reports directly to the Vormetric Chief Security Officer.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Direct experience leading a recognized security research team
Strong network and reputation within the security industry
Experience briefing press and analysts
Strong communication and teaming skills with technical, marketing and product management teams
5+ years of Info Sec Research experience
GCIA: GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst is a plus as is GPEN: GIAC Certified Penetration Tester and GXPN: GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester credentials
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES
Fits with a hard-working, innovative and customer-focused culture
Track record as an effective communicator with a willingness to be purposefully provocative to help us drive thought leadership in the industry
High energy, sense of urgency, passionate, committed, engaged
Believable, credible, honest, high integrity
Compensation will consist of the following elements:
Competitive base and incentive cash compensation
Attractive equity participation, commensurate with the role
The personal reward associated with a position of leadership in a fast-growing company positioned to become a pivotal player in a large and rapidly evolving market
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