FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exabeam, a global cybersecurity leader that delivers AI-driven security operations, today announced the appointment of Steve Wilson to Chief Product Officer (CPO). In his role, Wilson will lead Exabeam’s product management and product marketing teams to continue to drive innovation in the company’s AI-driven security operations and New-Scale SIEM product portfolio. Wilson will report to CEO Adam Geller.
Wilson is a leader and innovator in AI, cybersecurity, and cloud computing, with over 20 years of experience leading high-performance teams to build mission-critical enterprise software and high-leverage platforms. Before joining Exabeam, he served as CPO at Contrast Security leading all aspects of product development, including strategy, product management, product marketing, product design, and engineering. Wilson has a proven track record of driving product transformation from on-premises legacy software to subscription-based SaaS business models including at Citrix, accounting for over $1 billion in ARR. Wilson also has experience building software platforms at multi-billion dollar technology companies including Oracle and Sun Microsystems.
“The intersection between AI, cloud, and enterprise security has always been my passion – and I couldn’t be more excited to join Exabeam,” said Wilson. “I’ve watched the company transform from being the leading security analytics product on the market to offering a full suite of New-Scale SIEM products on its cloud-native security operations platform. The leaps and bounds Exabeam has taken to become a formidable player in SIEM and security operations is inspiring. I’m looking forward to taking its high-performance products to the next level as organizations continue to encounter more sophisticated cybersecurity attacks from adversaries that must be defeated.”
Wilson is also a project leader at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation where he has assembled a group of over 400 experts to create the first industry-standard, comprehensive reference project called the “Top 10 List for Large Language Model Applications.” The list educates developers, designers, architects, managers, and organizations about the potential security risks when deploying and managing generative AI and other large language models (LLMs).
He is currently writing “The Developer's Playbook for Large Language Model Security” for O’Reilly Media (coming 2024) and is the author of “Java Platform Performance: Strategies and Tactics”. Wilson is a popular speaker on cybersecurity, AI and future of work topics and has recently presented at RSA, The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, DLA Piper Global Technology Summit, IDG Agenda, SAP TechEd and WSJ Tech D.Live.
“We are thrilled to have Steve join the Exabeam leadership team. His extensive cybersecurity expertise makes him a natural fit to lead Exabeam into its next stage of evolution,” said Adam Geller, CEO, Exabeam. “As former CPO of Exabeam, it was critical to me that we find a leader with a strong background in AI, cloud, cybersecurity, and enterprise software with the same mission to make organizations everywhere more secure. I have no doubt that Steve will help us raise the bar even higher as we continue to innovate and build cybersecurity products and capabilities that help organizations worldwide detect threats, defend against cyberattacks, and defeat adversaries.”
With more organizations leveraging AI for security operations, Wilson’s expertise will serve to develop new and cutting-edge AI offerings on the AI-driven Exabeam Security Operations Platform. At its recent Spotlight23 conference, Exabeam debuted its latest AI advancements that increase security team accuracy and productivity, including Threat Explainer, a new product feature that will quickly and accurately classify threats and articulate business risk; a new data telemetry capability to alert customers about possible log source configuration errors; and other enhanced threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) capabilities.
Exabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that delivers AI-driven security operations. The company was the first to put AI and machine learning in its products to deliver behavioral analytics on top of security information and event management (SIEM). Today, the Exabeam Security Operations Platform includes cloud-scale security log management and SIEM, powerful behavioral analytics, and automated threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR). Its cloud-native product portfolio helps organizations detect threats, defend against cyberattacks, and defeat adversaries. Exabeam learns normal behavior and automatically detects risky or suspicious activity so security teams can take action for faster, more complete response and repeatable security outcomes.
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