Tanium Appoints First-Ever Chief Security Officer to Executive Team

Incident response expert and former Managing Director at Mandiant, a FireEye company, joins Tanium to help accelerate product innovation and growth across the Global 2000

June 9, 2015, EMERYVILLE, CA -- Tanium, the company that has redefined security and systems management, announced today the appointment of David Damato as its first-ever Chief Security Officer. David most recently served as Managing Director at Mandiant, a FireEye company, where his team led incident response and post-breach remediation efforts at over 100 Fortune 500 companies. David is the latest in a fast-growing roster of security experts to join the company.

“We are committed to accelerating product innovation so the organizations that run the largest and most complex networks in the world are armed with technology that – for the first time – lets them stay ahead of attackers. We are excited to have someone of David’s caliber on board to help us continue to deliver new capabilities on the Tanium platform to more organizations around the world,” said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CTO of Tanium.

As Chief Security Officer, David will both provide strategic product direction over module development for the Tanium platform and manage the company’s internal security program. David brings a wealth of security expertise to Tanium, spanning incident response and forensics, vulnerability assessments, security program development, security operations, and network and security architecture. At Mandiant, David was instrumental in developing new incident response services capabilities and establishing consulting offices both domestically and internationally. Prior to Mandiant, David led security consulting teams at PwC as part of its Washington Federal Practice and held IT roles at Raytheon focused on the management of internal and government networks.

“I’ve been on front lines with some of the largest organizations in the world in the wake of large-scale incidents, and along the way have gained considerable insight into attacker methodologies and the underlying causes of security breaches,” said Damato. “Attacks are increasing in frequency and severity because organizations struggle with existing security tools that are too slow, can’t scale to manage every endpoint and lack the flexibility to adapt to each organization’s unique needs. Tanium completely reimagines how we address the security and IT challenges that have plagued organizations for years. Our platform provides the speed and scale necessary to quickly detect and remediate potential incidents before they become a significant breach and is dynamic to adapt to constantly changing IT environments and attacks. This is truly revolutionary technology. I’m thrilled to be part of the Tanium team and look forward to helping drive the industry forward.”

About Tanium

Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current state and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency in IT operations. Visit us at www.tanium.com or follow us on Twitter at @Tanium.