Route1, provider of access control solutions, has appointed Rene McIver as its CISO. She will oversee the production of MobiNET and the creation of new cryptographic initiatives. Yamian Quintero has been named chief scientist and director of applied research.
KSR and Neohapsis have merged to create a managed risk services provider. Neohapsis will become a wholly owned subsidiary of KSR. Mark Iwanowski will serve as chairman and CEO of the combined companies. Brooke Paul will stay on as president of Neohapsis.
ASIS International, which develops educational programs and materials for security professionals, has published the final version of its Pre-employment Background Screening Guideline. The guideline was created to assist U.S. employers with the concepts, methods and legal issues associated with background screenings of job seekers.
Amrit Williams has been named CTO of security configuration management firm BigFix. He will be responsible for the company's strategic product development. Williams previously served as research director for Gartner's information security and risk team.
Trend Micro has partnered with Sanmina-SCI, an electronic manufacturing services provider, to provide customer and channel support for purchasers of Trend Micro's line of threat management appliances. Sanmina-SCI, which specializes in hardware-related services, will provide Trend Micro customers with faster responses should appliances need repair.
Amit Yoran has joined NetWitness as the network forensics vendor's CEO. Prior to his new role, Yoran served as director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, and as CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm. Yoran also was co-founder and CEO of Riptech (which was acquired by Symantec).
Check Point Software Technologies has acquired Protect Data, parent company of Pointsec Mobile Technologies. The deal comes after Israel-based Check Point's purchase of Sourcefire fizzled out amid concerns over a foreign company owning a vendor that provides solutions for the government.
Bruce Brody, vice president and division manager of information assurance at CACI International, has joined the (ISC)2 Advisory Board of the Americas. Prior to joining CACI, Brody served as vice president of information security for INPUT, where he was responsible for leading the consulting practice in the security field and contributing to the Federal Information Security Analysis program. The 13-member board of (ISC)2 provides guidance on security trends and policies.