SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Malwarebytes™, the cybersecurity software company that prevents and remediates malware for both people and businesses, announced today that Justin Dolly joined as the company’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Dolly brings close to 20 years of experience in advanced information, infrastructure, web and application security, as well as risk management, network engineering and design.
“Justin is the perfect fit for Malwarebytes’ first CISO, as he represents the next generation of security leadership as both a practitioner and senior executive,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes CEO. “He has the right combination of tactical and strategic experience needed to drive our entire security stack. We are excited to have such a well-respected security visionary join the growing team at Malwarebytes.”
Prior to Malwarebytes, Dolly was the VP, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Jawbone, where he oversaw the security and privacy implications of consumer wearable technology. He also held the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer position at ServiceNow, where he provided strategy and vision for all information security-related initiatives. Before that, Dolly was the CISO at VMware Inc., where he developed and led all information security-related programs and initiatives. Previously, Dolly held various security and technology leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, CNET/CBS Interactive and Macromedia.
“The mission of Malwarebytes to provide everyone with a malware-free existence is fundamental to my core set of beliefs,” said Justin Dolly, CISO, Malwarebytes. “Arming users with a free and easy way to prevent and get rid of malware is an incredibly powerful value proposition for a company. I look forward to supporting Malwarebytes and its quest to be a model of excellence in customer care for the rest of the security industry.”
Dolly currently serves on the board of directors for SecureAuth Corporation and is a key advisor to Illumio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Ireland.
In 2016, Malwarebytes made a number of appointments to its Board of Directors including Brooke Seawell, venture partner, NEA, and Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer at SAP. The new board members strengthen the company’s roster of advisors and executives with extensive enterprise and business experience.
Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 10,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.com.
Malwarebytes reflects the operating philosophy of its founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski: to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
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