Veteran Cybersecurity CFO Joins AttackIQ to Continue Rapid Expansion and Ensure Company is Poised to Capitalize on the Growing Continuous Security Validation Market
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AttackIQⓇ, the leading, independent player in the emerging market of continuous security validation, today announced Danielle Murcray has joined the company’s executive team as chief financial officer.
“Danielle has a strong track record helping to scale high tech companies, and we are thrilled to have her join the AttackIQ team,” said Brett Galloway, chief executive officer of AttackIQ. “She is an incredibly well-rounded executive, with more than 20 years of experience in financial, accounting, human resources and operations roles in both public and private companies. I am confident Danielle will guide the growth of AttackIQ as we consider new opportunities, make strategic investments in our product and scale the business to better support our growing customer base.”
Prior to AttackIQ, Murcray served as CFO at Evident.io (acquired by Palo Alto Networks) and Skyhigh Networks (acquired by McAfee), and served as vice president, corporate controller at IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco). She has also held various management roles at Drobo, Packeteer, Brio Software and Arthur Andersen. Across these roles, Murcray has overseen M&A deals, audits, SEC/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, external reporting, budgeting, forecasting and fundraising as well as IT and talent management.
“The continuous security validation market is quickly gaining traction, and AttackIQ is leading the charge,” said Murcray. “This is a truly innovative company changing the way enterprise approaches cybersecurity, delivering a thorough, independent and accurate view of security posture that is completely unprecedented. I look forward to joining this talented team of game-changers and helping to steer AttackIQ to the next stage of its growth.”
AttackIQ operationalizes the MITRE ATT&CK framework1 which acts as a playbook for the cybersecurity industry, offering a vast knowledge base that allows organizations to clearly see the steps of complex attacks and what procedures are linked to a specific adversary behavior. The AttackIQ open platform enables mid-market and large customers to test and measure the effectiveness of their security defenses against real-world threats. With this approach, enterprises can identify baseline readiness, overlaps and gaps in defenses and determine if current investment in cybersecurity tools is appropriate given their effectiveness. Customers across sectors, including those in finance, government and cloud-computing, have greatly improved their security postures and avoided attacks.
“With its recent Series B funding round and established leadership in the continuous security validation category, AttackIQ is entering a new phase of growth,” said Brian Byun, partner of Khosla Ventures. “We are excited to bring on Danielle, a seasoned and versatile CFO who will not only support this operational growth but make a strong leadership team even stronger.”
Murcray earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and is a Certified Public Accountant in active status in the state of California.
AttackIQ, a leader in the emerging market of continuous security validation, built the industry’s first platform that enables red and blue teams to test and measure the effectiveness of their security controls and staff. With an open platform, AttackIQ supports the MITRE ATT&CK framework, a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior used for planning security improvements and verifying defenses work as expected. AttackIQ’s platform is trusted by leading companies around the world. For more information visit http://www.attackiq.com/. Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and YouTube.
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