Axonius, the cybersecurity asset management company, today announced Lenny Zeltser has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Previously serving as VP of Product, Zeltser will now focus on protecting the company’s information assets, expanding its security architecture, and advocating a strong security culture to help enable the business.
“We are demonstrating our commitment to securing our product, our data, and our customers’ data with this appointment,” said Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder of Axonius. “As we continue to onboard some of the most impressive brands on earth, being able to demonstrate the strength of our internal security program is critical. We’re incredibly fortunate to have someone with the expertise of Lenny Zeltser to take on this crucial role.”
Prior to joining Axonius, Zeltser led security product teams at Minerva Labs and NCR. Before that, he spearheaded the U.S. security consulting practice at a leading cloud provider acquired by CenturyLink. Zeltser also helps shape cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and by sharing knowledge through writing, public speaking, and community projects. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation and developed the Linux malware analysis toolkit REMnux. Lenny is also on the Board of Directors of SANS Technology Institute.
“After several years leading teams that build products for security professionals, I’m glad to be back in a role that is building an information security function,” said Zeltser. “It’s exciting to develop a business-enabling security program in an environment as fast-paced as Axonius.”
One of the primary challenges facing CISOs today involves an ever-expanding attack surface, which many attempt to solve by adopting emerging technologies. Yet the more solutions present within an IT environment, the harder it is to answer even the most basic questions about the state of an organization’s security coverage.
“Asset management is such a foundational aspect of IT and security, enabling CISOs and others to fully understand what they have, discover security coverage gaps, and validate and enforce security measures,” Zeltser continued. “As CISO at Axonius, I have a unique opportunity to validate Axonius’ mission to solve the asset management challenge by addressing it first-hand.”
Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with over 270 security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately. Covering millions of devices at customers like The New York Times, Schneider Electric, Landmark Health, AppsFlyer, and many more, Axonius was named the Most Innovative Startup of 2019 at the prestigious RSAC Innovation Sandbox, was named to the CNBC 2019 Upstart 100 list, and was one of the 20 Rising Stars on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 list. For more, visitAxonius.com.