Briefs: Company news, November 2015

»Michael Fuhrman (left) has joined Peak 10, a Charlotte, N.C. based IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, as CTO. Fuhrman will be responsible for the company's product and service strategy, research and development. He previously served on the board at Cisco where he led security and cloud operations. 

»Vectra Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based security firm, has completed its initial European business expansion with a local headquarters in Pfaffikon, Switzerland and a logistics hub in Amsterdam. Vectra has established teams for the U.K., Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and a European management team.

»Jeff Kukowski has joined SecureAuth, an Irvine, Calif. based security firm, as chief operating officer. Kukowski will oversee the company's sales, marketing, product, technical services, support and operations.  Kukowski has over 25 years of operational management, international and growth experience.

»John Miller has joined The Information Technology Industry Council, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, as vice president of global cybersecurity policy and law.  Miller has nearly a decade of experience working in cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance and on other public policy issues. Prior to joining ITI, Miller was the director of cybersecurity policy and government relations and managing counsel at Intel.

»Chris Taylor has joined Outlier Security, a Lake Tahoe, Nev.-based startup security firm, as vice president of professional services. Taylor will lead the consulting team to deliver critical professional services to help fight cybercrime in both the public and private sectors. Taylor previously served as the director of incident response for Intel Security.

»Trustwave, a Chicago-based security firm, was acquired by Singapore Telecommunication Limited (Singtel) for $770 million. Trustwave will now be a standalone business unit within Singtel Group Enterprise. The company said it plans to use the data from Singtel's Asia-Pacific network and Advanced Security Operations Center to feed additional threat intelligence into its managed security services.

»Richard Greene (left) of Seculert, an Israel-based cloud security firm, has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer. Greene previously served as the president of field operations and was responsible for creating the company's sales and go-to-market strategy. He has more than 25 years of business and technical experience in IT security.

»ThreatSTOP, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based network security firm, has opened a new office in Japan to support its expansion into Asia-Pacific. ThreatSTOP has partnered with Network Value Components (NVC) to recruit and manage resellers in Japan and provide sales training and technical support to joint customers in the region.

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