Splunk Appoints Tim Mather as CISO and VP of Security and Compliance Markets
Mather to Lead Security Strategy and Solutions; Speaking at RSA Conference
RSA Conference 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- February 25, 2013
RSA CONFERENCE 2013 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software
platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the
appointment of Tim Mather as chief information security officer (CISO) and
vice president of security and compliance markets. With nearly 18 years of
experience, Mather will serve as the team leader for the company’s initiatives
in security and compliance, leading the charge to help Splunk customers secure
their organizations by using machine data to gain operational intelligence.
Mather will report to Steve Sommer, Splunk’s chief marketing officer.
“Tim is a valuable addition to the Splunk team as we continue to strengthen
our position and invest in the security market,” said Sommer. “Tim will also
help further secure Splunk's own IT infrastructure, information and
intellectual property—using Splunk software. His insight and experience will
play an important role in accelerating the company’s security initiatives.”
“Splunk is at the forefront of security intelligence, helping organizations of
all sizes analyze their machine data in real time to uncover the increasing
number of known and unknown threats,” said Mather. “More than 1,500
organizations, many with multiple use cases, already rely on Splunk technology
to address the growing threats in security. These are threats that Security
Information and Event Management solutions (SIEMs) are often times
ill-equipped to combat in today’s dynamic environment in which scale, file
types and attack methods are constantly changing.”
Prior to Splunk, Mather spent three years as senior advisor at I-4
(International Information Integrity Institute) – a KPMG UK entity focused on
information security, including the use of big data for security and securing
the cloud. A long-time information security practitioner, Mather has served in
senior roles at RSA Security, Symantec, VeriSign and Apple. During his career,
he has attained such credentials as CISSP, CISA and CISM, and he is a member
of several security associations. Mather has also co-authored two books on
security: “Cloud Security and Privacy: An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and
Compliance” (O'Reilly) and “The Executive Guide to Information Security:
Threats, Challenges, and Solutions” (Addison-Wesley).
Mather holds multiple Master’s degrees, including a M.S. in Information
Assurance from Brandeis University, a M.S. in National Security Studies from
Georgetown University and a M.S. in International Policy Studies from Monterey
Institute. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economics from the
University of California, Berkeley.
Mather is leading two speaking sessions at RSA Conference 2013 this week at
Moscone Center in San Francisco. ‘Cloud Assurance Frameworks – Which One’s
Really Relevant?’ is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27 at 8:00 a.m. PT in
room 305. ‘Stateless Architecture for Smaller IT and Risk Footprint’ is
scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at 1:40 p.m. PT in room 105.
Visit the Splunk booth (#1917) to see demos of Splunk Enterprise, the Splunk
App for Enterprise Security and the Splunk App for PCI Compliance.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk®
software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming
from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that
power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search,
analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical
machine data. More than 4,800 enterprises, universities, government agencies
and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain
Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding,
improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk.
Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations
developing applications in the cloud.
To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
Splunk and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States
and/or other jurisdictions. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.
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