VC-backed Invincea hires new COO

Invincea said Monday that it has named Norm Laudermilch as its chief operating officer. Previously, Laudermilch worked at Verizon’s Terremark Federal Group where he served as COO. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Invincea is a provider of cyber security solutions. Its backers include Aeris Capital, Dell Ventures, Grotech Ventures, Harbert Ventures and New Atlantic Ventures.

PRESS RELEASE

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD–(Marketwired – Jun 23, 2014) – GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT – Invincea, Inc., the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, today announced the appointment of Norm Laudermilch as the company’s first chief operating officer. He joins immediately and will report to Invincea Founder and CEO Anup Ghosh.

Laudermilch brings to his new role 25 years of extensive, hands-on experience in architecting, managing and growing all aspects of organizational infrastructure in the most demanding environments — including some of the largest global service providers. He most recently served as the chief operating officer for the Terremark Federal Group (part of Verizon) as well as the CISO of the cloud computing division of Verizon, Verizon Terremark.

“Managing operational growth in any market requires an iron will and the security market amplifies the pressure exponentially,” said Laudermilch. “Invincea sits at the most critical and challenging segment of defense — end users — and its innovations have resulted in massive demand. I could not be more excited to join the company as it enters its next stage of significant growth and continues to change the game in the security market.”

Before joining Terremark, Laudermilch was CTO of mobile security provider, Trust Digital. He also oversaw managed services as a vice president at VeriSign and Symantec, as a result of the company’s acquisition of Riptech. Laudermilch was instrumental in facilitating the Riptech acquisition, having driven 300 percent annual revenue growth during a three year period. He holds the distinction of being a co-founder of the Internet Security Advisors Group, the Internet Service Provider Security Working Group (ISPSEC), and serving as global director of information security at UUNET/MCI WorldCom. Laudermilch has held the highest level of national security clearances and has experience in numerous classified environments. He has also acted as an advisor to the FBI Computer Crime Squad, assisting with computer crime investigations.

“From its inception, Invincea has been aggressive and steadfast in changing the way end users are protected against online threats. Today, Invincea is the market leader in protecting end users against spear-phishing attacks, zero-day exploits, web-based drive-bys, ransomware and watering hole attacks. With a market footprint of protecting more than 15,000 firms globally, Invincea is now poised for its next stage of hyper growth,” said Ghosh. “Norm’s proven track record in scaling both security start-ups and mature companies makes him an ideal partner in executing our market disruption strategy for fundamentally changing the way endpoints are protected and our customers secured.”

About Invincea, Inc.
Invincea is the premier innovator in advanced malware threat detection, breach prevention and forensic threat intelligence. Invincea is the market-leading solution that provides organizations of all sizes — enterprises to small-medium businesses — with coverage against the largest attack surface for cyber-breach attacks aimed at end users in the form of spear-phishing, drive-by download exploits, poisoned search results and user-initiated infections. Invincea’s platform seamlessly moves the browser, PDF reader, Java, and Microsoft Office suite from the native operating system into secure virtualized environments without altering the user experience.

The company, which was founded by Dr. Anup Ghosh to address the rapidly increasing security threat from nation states, cyber-crime and rogue actors, has commercialized technology originally built under DARPA funding. The company is venture capital-backed and based in Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit http://www.invincea.com.

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