McKee named CEO of ObserveIT

ObserveIT said April 27 that it named Mike McKee its Chief Executive Officer. McKee previously served as an Executive Officer at Rapid7. ObserveIT is backed by Bain Venture Capital.


BOSTON, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ObserveIT, the world’s leading provider of insider threat management software, today announced the appointment of Mike McKee as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. McKee, a customer-focused executive with 20 years of global experience in the software industry, is based in ObserveIT’s Boston, Mass. headquarters.
McKee takes the helm at ObserveIT to guide the company to its next level of growth and success. In the past year, the company has experienced explosive growth in North America and now helps over 1,200 customers in 89 countries.
Prior to joining ObserveIT, McKee served as an Executive Officer at security data and analytics solution provider Rapid7, and in July 2015, was a key player in taking the company public. McKee has also served as senior vice president at PTC, Inc., and as an analyst with Broadview Associates, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.
“We are thrilled to have an executive with Mike’s track record and expertise leading ObserveIT,” said Gaby Friedlander, Co-Founder and CTO of ObserveIT. “Mike’s proven management abilities, uncompromising customer focus and deep experience in IT security is the perfect combination to lead ObserveIT as we expand our presence in the critical insider threat management space.”
“ObserveIT’s ability to deter, detect and record risky activity by insiders is a powerful and unique solution to the biggest cybersecurity threat facing organizations today: people,” said Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT. “I am extremely impressed by our technical team in Israel and the existing base of very loyal customers. I look forward to working with the team to help many more organizations around the world dramatically reduce insider data breaches.”
ObserveIT has a unique one-two punch for insider threat management. By using a combination of proactive and reactive strategies, ObserveIT’s insider threat management software has proven to be the best risk mitigation solution for trusted insiders.
ObserveIT’s proactive capabilities demonstrate instant value by cutting security incidents in half with security policy notifications and warnings that out-of-policy behavior will be recorded and reviewed. Nearly all employees and contractors stop operating out-of-policy after being notified that their behavior is risky to the company, and the ones that continue are identified as those most likely to become security threats.
ObserveIT’s reactive strategy significantly streamlines the incident response process with user activity recordings that are instantly understandable by anyone. Having clear visibility into employee actions is critical for understanding intent and to rapidly discern between malicious and benign actions of trusted insiders.
ObserveIT is the world’s leading insider threat management solution. ObserveIT provides clear visibility into user activity and enables organizations to proactively mitigate the risk of insider threat. ObserveIT was purpose-built to streamline the detection and response of insider security incidents. ObserveIT makes it easy and intuitive to see which insiders are likely to become threats and rapidly discern malicious from benign actions with video-playback. The company is backed by Bain Venture Capital, is based in Boston, Mass and Tel Aviv, Israel and has over 1,200 customers worldwide. For more information visit:
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