SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exabeam, a provider of user behavior intelligence, today announced the hiring of Barry Shteiman, a seasoned information security expert and cybersecurity technology evangelist. Shteiman previously led worldwide public security research as the director of security at Imperva, where he provided vital support for the CTO office. During his seven years at the company, he also served as a principal security engineer and led Imperva’s expansion in the U.K. As director of Exabeam Labs, Shteiman will initiate a proactive approach to cybersecurity and insight analysis to inform user behavior intelligence and push the company toward its next security information and event management (SIEM) milestone.
Exabeam continues to gain momentum following its general availability announcement for its solution version 1.6, which applies user behavior intelligence and enables IT security teams to leverage SIEM data and quickly identify stolen identity-based attacks in real time. Shteiman’s appointment strengthens the leadership team’s melting pot of security experience, which includes Imperva alumni and co-founders Nir Polak, CEO of Exabeam, and Sylvain Gil, vice president of products, as well as industry veterans from Splunk, Sumo Logic and HP ArcSight. As the Exabeam team continues to grow, the firm is preparing for the 2015 RSA Conference on April 20-24, where demos of the solution will be available, and attendance at SplunkLive conferences in Washington D.C. (April 8, 2015) and London (May 13, 2015).
"Barry thinks offensively about cybersecurity,” said Nir Polak, CEO of Exabeam. “He was the resident white hat hacker at Imperva, where he composed various attack scenarios and figured out ways to detect them. The key difference at Exabeam is that he will work with dynamic, rather than static, detections. He’ll be examining behavioral tells that indicate attacks and building detections for them into the Exabeam solution.”
Shteiman is renowned in the cybersecurity industry for his expert market understanding and product direction, as well as his experience securing multimillion-dollar deals in competitive territories for enterprise products. He designed and led the thought leadership and evangelism program at Imperva and authored the company’s research blog, cementing his reputation as a spokesperson for security trends and developing technologies. Shteiman also advanced Imperva’s business in the U.K. from 2010-2012, leading to the region’s rise to one of the company’s top sales territories and earning Shteiman recognition in 2012 as one of the top-performing security engineers worldwide. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Holon Institute of Technology.
“Exabeam brings together the user behaviors evidenced in IT activity, the organization’s security alerts and malware activity data into one storyline. This identity-based approach exposes the attacker that wishes to remain hidden among normal user activities,” said Barry Shteiman, director of Exabeam Labs. “Because of the data types collected, the technology makes the attacker’s behaviors transparent, allowing teams to work together and solve the problem sooner. This is why I love the Exabeam approach and why I decided to join the company. Exabeam can find the needle in a haystack and then tell you the story about how it got there – that is a story I want to help tell.”
- Check out some recent blogs from Shteiman.
- Visit Exabeam at RSA 2015 in booth #S2722 or sign up for a demo in advance of the show.
Exabeam, a provider of user behavior intelligence, is unlocking the potential of existing SIEM and log management repositories to fundamentally change the way cyberattacks are detected and greatly simplify security operations. The company’s groundbreaking technology applies user behavior intelligence and Stateful User Tracking™ to focus on attacker behavior rather than ever-changing malware and tools to detect modern cyberattacks. Built by a team of seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva and Sumo Logic, as well as early SIEM pioneers from HP ArcSight and Splunk, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures and Investor Shlomo Kramer. Check out our blog, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.