»CloudPassage, maker of server security and compliance solutions for the cloud, has hired Christopher Brenton as cloud security architect. Brenton previously served at Dell. He also was one of the founders of The Honeynet Project, a security research organization, and among the first handlers at the SANS Internet Storm Center.

»Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has partnered with Carnegie Mellon to launch a cyber lab, to be used by the two organizations for developing prototypes to address cybersecurity needs. They will look to create technology to quicken incident response, discover vulnerabilities and safeguard mobile phones.

»Charlie Miller, best known for his zero-day vulnerability discoveries in Apple products, has been named principal research consultant at security firm Accuvant. He previously worked as principal analyst at Independent Security Evaluators. Miller continued his streak at Pwn2Own this year when he exploited the iPhone 4.

»Avenda Systems, maker of identity-based network access solutions, has partnered with Meraki, a cloud networking provider. The alliance enables customers to deploy enterprise-wide, context-aware policy services, network access control and advanced guest access across all access methods.

»ipTrust, maker of botnet and malware detection solutions, has hired Chris Davis as director of malware research. Davis formerly worked at Morrigan, an Ottawa-based security research firm. Davis, who is known for his discovery of the Mariposa botnet, will lead ipTrust’s malware and security intelligence research.

»Bob Walder has joined independent network testing facility NSS Labs as chief research officer to drive research and consulting initiatives. Previously, he was a research director at Gartner.

»Blue Coat Systems, provider of web security and WAN optimization solutions, has named Gary Olson VP of sales for the Americas, and Steve Rowland VP of sales for Asia Pacific. The pair is responsible for driving regional go-to-market strategy. Olson formerly was VP of worldwide sales at Mu Dynamics, and Rowland served as senior VP of sales at Workbrain.

»Dell SecureWorks has named Doug Steelman as chief information security officer. He will be charged with defending Dell SecureWorks’ networks. His most recent position was director of the U.S Department of Defense’s Dynamic Network Defense Operations for the U.S. Cyber Command.