Norse Expands, Strengthens Executive Management, Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Norse Expands, Strengthens Executive Management, Board of Directors and 
Advisory Board 
IT Security Start-Up Adds Leadership Hailing From DoD, NSA and
Publicly Traded IT Security Providers 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 --   Norse, the leading
provider of live threat intelligence solutions, today announced the
recent addition of three new executives to its leadership team, two
members to its board of directors and three members to its advisory
board. The collective experience of these new additions strengthens
Norse's prowess, adding to its ability to build on the strong
momentum it has demonstrated in the enterprise IT security industry
as a provider of a first-of-its-kind live threat intelligence
solution.  
New leadership team members include Denise Hayman, senior vice
president of sales and marketing; Karl Hutter, senior vice president
of business development; and Jenko Hwong, vice president of product.
They bring a wealth of business and technology experience from
companies such as nCircle, PGP, Symantec and Mirapoint. New board
members include Cyber Security Strategies President Robert Lentz,
former Department of Defense (DoD) chief information security officer
(CISO) and the first deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber,
identity and information assurance; and Howard A. Bain III, a member
of the boards of Nok Nok Labs and PGP Corporation, former chief
financial officer (CFO) of Symantec, chairman of Violin Memory and
director of two publicly traded companies. New advisors include
industry veteran and former Senior Cyber Policy and Strategy Advisor
for the DoD Anthony Bargar and Ken Tyminski, an independent
consultant and former CISO of Prudential Insurance Company of
America.  
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"Frequent cyberattacks are the hard reality for enterprises in all
industry sectors. These attacks carry with them extreme financial
impacts and threats to national and economic security," said Lentz.
"Enterprises must gain the upper hand by leveraging technologies like
Norse to become more predictive in identifying network threats and to
establish a secure offense against today's volatile cyb
erthreat
environment. Norse is uniquely positioned to deliver this actionable
live-threat intelligence."  
"To provide solutions that allow our customers to stay steps ahead of
cyberthreats, we've built a leadership team that brings experience,
thought leadership and an understanding of what's needed in the
modern enterprise IT environment," said Sam Glines, CEO and
co-founder of Norse. "We're thrilled to welcome the newest members of
the Norse family; they exemplify the high standards we've held
ourselves to and the level of integrity and professionalism that our
customers have come to expect." 
New Executive Team Members: 


 
--  Denise Hayman, senior vice president of sales and marketing, leads
    Norse's global sales and marketing efforts. She is driving the
    expansion of distribution and building a team and infrastructure to
    support and enable enterprise and mid-level accounts. Prior to Norse,
    Hayman held senior leadership positions at a range of IT security
    companies including Symplified, Zscaler and PGP, where under her
    leadership the company more than tripled in size and growth before
    being acquired by Symantec.

 
--  Karl Hutter, senior vice president of business development, is an
    experienced operating executive with over 30 years in the IT industry
    who has spent the last 15 years focused on building security software.
    Most recently, he led worldwide corporate and business development
    efforts for nCircle; previously he led strategic and business
    development efforts at Recourse, which was acquired by Symantec. His
    specialties include software and services, with an emphasis on new
    business and product development, alliances, sales execution,
    marketing and corporate development/M&A.

 
--  Jenko Hwong, vice president of product, has 20 years of IT and
    security experience in product management, engineering and executive
    management roles at companies such as Mirapoint, Cisco, nCircle and
    TIBCO. At Mirapoint, he ran marketing for its anti-virus and anti-spam
    solutions and managed the email archiving business unit, leading to
    the successful merger of Mirapoint with Critical Path.

  
New Board of Directors Members: 


 
--  Robert Lentz, president of Cyber Security Strategies, is the former
    CISO for the U.S. DoD, where he oversaw the department's $3 billion
    cybersecurity program. He transformed the program by establishing the
    first comprehensive IA/cyber-architecture supply-chain risk management
    strategy and operationalizing the world's most robust identity
    management system. He also played a key role in leading the U.S.
    National Cyber Initiative. Lentz serves on the boards of several
    leading technology companies. He has served in various capacities over
    his 34-year career with The Office of the Assistant Secretary of
    Defense, the U.S. DoD and the National Security Agency (NSA).

 
--  Howard Bain III has expertise in all aspects of software and hardware
    corporate operations and finance. He is currently chairman of the
    board of Violin Memory and serves on the board of directors of
    Nanometrics Inc.; Learning Tree International, Inc.; and several
    privately and venture-capital financed companies. Bain has held chief
    financial officer positions at several public companies, including
    Portal Software, Vicinity Corporation, Informix and Symantec. He is
    also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance
    Fellow.

  
New Advisors: 


 
--  Anthony Bargar is an industry veteran and thought leader in
    cybersecurity. He served in senior positions within the financial
    services sector, the United States DoD and the intelligence community.
    Bargar has been the change agent of cyber programs in stock exchanges,
    banks, utilities, federal military/intel agencies and other
    institutions in the public, financial and critical-infrastructure
    sectors. Bargar works with the private sector and governments
    worldwide to implement resilient security architectures, effective
    strategies and advanced technologies to reduce risk.

 
--  Ken Tyminski, an independent consultant, most recently served as vice
    president and chief information security officer for Prudential
    Insurance Company of America, where he was responsible for the
    integrity and security of Prudential's business systems. In this role,
    he also led Prudential's information security office, which
    established policies and standards and ensured controls were in place
    for millions of users, thousands of branches and hundreds of offices
    around the world.

 
--  Michael Stokes is an executive with Sypris Electronics and has over 20
    years of cybersecurity experience. He is an authority on the global
    aspects of cybersecurity, leading the convergence of people,
    technology and policy. He has extensive expertise in international
    government affairs, strategic cyber-policy development and cyber
    intelligence. Previously, Stokes worked in international business
    development, sales and engineering roles for TripWire (nCircle),
    Riverbed, Vertical Networks a
nd 3Com. He ran a tier-1 cyber red-team
    at BAE Systems for critical government customers.

  
To find out more about the Norse visit norse-corp.com 
To find out more about the Norse Board of Directors visit
http://www.norse-corp.com/board.html  
To find out more about Norse Advisors visit
http://www.norse-corp.com/advisors.html  
About Norse
 Norse is the leading innovator in the live threat
intelligence security market. With the goal of transforming the
traditionally reactive IT security industry, Norse offers proactive,
intelligence-based security solutions that enable organizations to
identify and defend against the advanced cyberthreats of today and
tomorrow. Norse's synchronous, global platform is a patent-pending
infrastructure-based technology that continuously collects and
analyzes real-time, high risk Internet traffic to identify the
sources of cyberattacks and fraud. Norse is the only provider of
live, actionable, cyberthreat intelligence that enables organizations
to prevent financial fraud and proactively defend against today's
most advanced cyber threats including zero day and advanced
persistent threats. Norse has offices in Silicon Valley, St. Louis,
and Atlanta. Visit us online at norse-corp.com. 
Media Contact:
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