FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Norse, the leader in live attack intelligence, today announced the appointment of Andrew Lewman to the newly created position of vice president of data development. In this position, Lewman will combine his vast technology expertise in a variety of fields — including information security, systems administration and data management— with his executive management experience at the Tor Project, TechTarget and other organizations to extend Norse’s lead in gathering, processing and applying live threat intelligence for the next generation of enterprise security solutions.
“My work directing and managing the Tor Project over the past six plus years has provided me with a unique perspective on the darker recesses of the Internet. My close proximity to the variety and changing nature of the cyber threats being perpetrated there by individuals, criminal and state-sponsored organizations and governments has given me an appreciation for the kinds of challenges enterprises and security organizations like Norse must confront,” said Andrew Lewman, vice president of data development at Norse. “At Norse, I will be able to apply my diverse background and work with the amazing group of security professionals to develop new ways to improve the quality, depth and breadth of the live threat intelligence data to counter the ‘perfect storm’ of cyber threats we see today.”
Most recently, Lewman was executive director and CEO at the Tor Project, a non-profit technology organization that provides online anonymity software tools used by over 2 million Internet users daily in more than 200 countries. In this position, he grew Tor from a three-person non-profit to a 50+ person company in eight countries with a pool of over 5000 volunteers in 89 countries. As the public face of Tor, Lewman provided dozens of press interviews and participated in speaking engagements weekly in addition to managing relationships with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense, DARPA, and numerous international organizations.
Prior the Tor Project, Lewman was on the original startup team at TechTarget, a publicly traded online media company, spending 10 years as its vice president of engineering responsible for all technology strategy, deployment and vision.
Lewman is actively involved in many industry organizations, and recently joined the IEEE P1912 - Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group as the subcommittee lead on research and international standard groups. He is also a very active advocate against domestic violence, working with groups such as Employers Against Domestic Violence and IPVTech, an organization he helped create to address the intersection of domestic violence and technology. He also serves as treasurer for Emerge, a non-profit abuser education and counseling organization, and is chairman of Each One Teach One, a non-profit that teaches technology skills to girls and disadvantaged communities.
“Norse recently had successes in proactively finding advanced persistent threats in networks well before they were detectable by traditional means and in developing a new, unprecedented malware pipeline. Now, with Andrew joining the Norse team as our first vice president of data development, a strategic position we have created to strengthen our lead in live threat intelligence solutions, we will be able to capitalize on this data and incorporate it in our product lines,” said Tommy Stiansen, co-founder and CTO at Norse. “Today, intelligence-based solutions like those offered by Norse are being recognized as the next wave of security innovation, and the data this attack intelligence is based upon plays a critical role in providing real-time visibility into these threats. Norse is dedicated to delivering live, accurate and unique attack intelligence, and with Andrew on our team, Norse will take this to the next level to ensure the greatest protection for our customers.”
Norse is the global leader in live attack intelligence, helping companies block the threats that other systems miss. Serving the world’s largest financial, government and technology organizations, Norse intelligence dramatically improves the performance, catch-rate and return-on-investment of the entire security infrastructure. The Norse Intelligence Network, a globally distributed distant early warning grid of millions of sensors, honeypots, crawlers, and agents, delivers unmatched visibility into difficult-to-penetrate geographies and darknets, where bad actors operate. Norse processes hundreds of terabytes daily against a 7-petabyte attack history database, and weighs over 1,500 variables to compute real-time risk scores for millions of IP addresses and URLs every day. For more information, visit www.norsecorp.com.