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Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, today announced that Sam Curry, its Chief Security Officer, was recently named a Visiting Fellow by the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Visiting Fellows hold senior positions in the private sector and academia.

Curry is a cybersecurity industry icon and for more than 25 years has distinguished himself by having deep technology experience. In 2019, Curry received SC Media’s “Visionary Award” for his contributions in shaping the cybersecurity industry.

“Sam Curry is on the short list of the cybersecurity industry’s icons and he is a true visionary and leader on a global scale. We’re very lucky to have him at Cybereason as he is not only a mentor to our employees, but a global cybersecurity ambassador. Congratulations on this very distinguished achievement in a career that has been full of impressive highlights and accomplishments. With Sam, there is so much more to come,” said Lior Div, CEO and Co-founder, Cybereason.

“It is very humbling to be named a Visiting Fellow because there are tens of thousands of distinguished individuals that make up the fabric of the security industry. Today, nearly 30 years into my career, this industry is as challenging and inspiring as ever. This vibrant ecosystem passionately motivates me to change the security game for the better of us all,” said Curry.

Curry was previously CTO and CSO at Arbor Networks, SVP Engineering and CISO at Microstrategy, and he held a number of senior roles at RSA, the Security Division of EMC (GM, SVP Products and CTO). He has done work on national defense, public policy, and establishing standards and protocols in security. He has also held a number of senior leadership roles at McAfee and CA, in two successful startups, and is on three security organization boards. He is a frequent speaker with BBC, CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets, a published author, a highly patented inventor, and a widely quoted security expert. He contributes regularly as an industry expert and visionary to Forbes.com.     

 About the National Security Institute
The National Security Institute serves as a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies, as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities. NSI draws on the experience of its visiting fellows, as well as its highly distinguished advisory board and faculty, to produce timely research and policy materials that deliver insightful analysis and actionable recommendations to senior policymakers in the White House and key departments and agencies, as well as those on Capitol Hill.

About Cybereason
Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, gives the advantage back to the defender through a completely new approach to cybersecurity. Cybereason offers endpoint prevention, detection and response and active monitoring. The solution delivers multi-layered endpoint prevention by leveraging signature and signatureless techniques to prevent known and unknown threats in conjunction with behavioral and deception techniques to prevent ransomware and fileless attacks. Cybereason is privately held and is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Asia-Pacific and continental Europe.

Learn more: https://www.cybereason.com/

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Bill Keeler
Senior Director, Global Public Relations
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