MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verodin, the leader in validating the effectiveness of cybersecurity controls, today announced that it has appointed Anomali Co-Founder Colby DeRodeff as its Chief Technology Officer. Globally recognized in the cybersecurity industry for bringing disruptive technologies to market, DeRodeff makes a powerful addition to Verodin’s leadership team and will play a critical role in further driving the rapid expansion of its Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) to meet increasing demand for meaningful cybersecurity metrics.
“With a strong track record in building some of the most successful cybersecurity companies in the world, Colby possesses an acute understanding of where the industry is today and the challenges that lie ahead,” said Verodin CEO and Co-Founder Chris Key. “We look forward to tapping into Colby’s leadership as we continue to build out the industry’s first business platform that can actionably measure security effectiveness.”
DeRodeff has spent most of his career working with global organizations, guiding best practices and empowering the use of cybersecurity and fraud products across government, finance, e-commerce, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Verodin, DeRodeff served as Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Anomali, where he was responsible for strategy, business development, and worldwide field operations. In this capacity, he was exposed to countless cybersecurity and organizational challenges, giving him a unique perspective on today’s threat landscape.
Additionally, DeRodeff has held senior leadership positions with both ArcSight and Silver Tail Systems. He also played an instrumental role in the successful IPO of ArcSight, as well as the acquisition of both companies by HP and RSA / EMC respectively.
“Companies spend hundreds of billions of dollars on security every year, and yet they can’t validate their cybersecurity effectiveness without instrumentation,” said Colby DeRodeff, CTO of Verodin. “Verodin helps organizations prove where they have gaps in their defenses, what technologies are misconfigured, and where they might be over-investing. This is why I joined the company. Period.”
Verodin continues to expand its global footprint, increasing the company’s headcount by 75 percent in 2018 to support research and development, customer success, finance, marketing, and sales initiatives.
Verodin’s Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) provides evidence of the effectiveness of customers’ cybersecurity controls, enabling them to validate the protection of their business-critical assets. Verodin has a diverse, global customer base and is backed by world-class investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackstone, Capital One Growth Ventures, Cisco Investments, Citi Ventures, ClearSky, Crosslink Capital, Rally Ventures and TenEleven Ventures. Request a demo today.
Julie Orsini for Verodin