BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 2, 2015) – Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced the appointment of Philip Susmann and Chris Wysopal to its Advisory Board of leading IT security luminaries. These two industry leaders will play an integral role in guiding the company’s business strategy, product development roadmap and direction of Pwnie Labs research.
Holding executive positions at Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) and Veracode, Susmann and Wysopal bring more than 55 years of combined IT security experience to Pwnie Express.
- Philip T. Susmann, President of NUARI & Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Norwich University
Philip T. Susmann is president of NUARI, a $5 million research and development non-profit that serves the national public interest through the study of critical national issues and the development of related training and educational programs. He also holds the role of vice president for strategic partnerships for Norwich University (NU), where he spearheads new business initiatives.Possessing deep cyber security expertise in the government and financial services sectors, Susmann has served at NU for 27 years as a faculty member, academic leader and chief information officer. He was the driving force behind the university’s Information Assurance program and designation as an NSA center of excellence, and was most recently responsible for building the NUARI from the ground-up. NUARI is credited for the development of the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Exercises (DECIDE), the platform used to deliver two large-scale financial sector exercises, Quantum Dawn 1 and 2. Under Susmann’s leadership, NUARI has developed, in partnership with USU Space Dynamics Lab, Cyber SMART, a cyber exercise scenario development tool.
- Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder, CTO, CISO, Veracode
IT security visionary, author and entrepreneur Chris Wysopal is the co-founder, chief technology officer and chief information security officer of Veracode, where he oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to Veracode, Wysopal was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.He is renowned for his role as an original vulnerability researcher at The L0pht, a high-profile hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the U.S. Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software, and is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing. Wysopal has been widely recognized for his achievements in the IT industry. Over the years he has been named to eWEEK’s 100 Most Influential People in IT list; selected as one of the InfoWorld CTO 25; named a SANS Security Thought Leader; appointed to the Black Hat Review Board; listed on Computer Reseller News’ Top 25 Disruptors list; and honored as one of 5 Security Thought Leaders by SC Magazine.
“The explosion of Internet-connected devices presents significant challenges for IT teams, as they give attackers countless new pathways to access and traverse enterprise networks, undetected,” said Paul Paget, chief executive officer, Pwnie Express. “As Pwnie Express paves the way in mitigating the growing attack surface exacerbated by this surge in connected devices, we are honored to work with Philip and Chris, both world-class security experts who will play an instrumental role in guiding Pwnie Express’ continued momentum and rapid growth.”
Susmann and Wysopal join visionaries Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security engineering at Google; Jack Hembrough, former CEO and chairman of Application Security, Inc.; Ed Skoudis, co-founder of InGuardians and SANS Institute fellow; Stephen Pace, senior vice president at Raytheon Cyber Products Company; and David Bradbury, president, fund manager and investment committee member at VCET on the Pwnie Express Advisory Board.
About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, enables organizations to detect and deter attacks in wireless environments and remote locations by mitigating the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Things (IoT). Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices.
Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie products for unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.