»Malwarebytes, maker of anti-virus solutions, has acquired hpHosts, which provides blacklist technology for malicious websites and ad and tracking servers. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, allows Malwarebytes to protect against rogue IP addresses and harmful links and better encourage internet service providers to disrupt malicious servers.
»David DeWalt (left) has resigned as president of McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel, following a four-year stint. He will continue as a non-employee member of the McAfee board of directors. To fill DeWalt’s position, McAfee has appointed Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart to serve as co-presidents. DeCesare formerly served as EVP of global operations, while Gebhart was EVP and GM of the consumer, mobile and small business at McAfee.
»Good Technology, maker of mobile security solutions, has named Nicko van Someren chief technology officer. He will be charged with growing the company’s technology and market share in the mobile security and mobile device management markets. Van Someren previously served as chief security architect at Juniper Networks.
»Webroot, maker of anti-virus and web security products, has appointed John Post to VP of finance. He will run the company’s tax, treasury, accounting, facilities and financial planning. Most recently, Post headed tax and treasury matters at DISH Network and Echostar.
»Microsoft has opened a new Malware Protection Center research lab in Munich, Germany. The facility, which will complement existing locations in Washington state, Canada, Australia and Ireland, is tasked with monitoring and detecting malware threats in the region. The data obtained by the centers is used to protect Microsoft customers.
»Eric Guerrino (right) has been named executive VP of operations at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). He will closely collaborate with the organization’s Security Operations Center and Threat Intelligence Committee to improve the response by members to cyber incidents. He also will work on FS-ISAC’s secure portal authentication and migration projects.
»Invincea, provider of virtualized threat protection for web browsers, has tapped Gabriel Martinez to serve as VP of client services. Martinez has held similar roles at NetWitness, ArcSight and Symantec. In addition, Invincea has promoted Stephen Ward to VP of marketing. He formerly served as director of marketing at NetWitness, which was acquired by EMC in April.