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CrowdStrike Strengthens Executive Team by Appointing Jerry Dixon as CISO and Rod Murchison as VP of Product Management
Industry leaders to support and drive security best practices, rapid-fire innovation and platform growth
Irvine, CA – October 26, 2016 – CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that the company has appointed Jerry Dixon as chief information security officer (CISO) and Rod Murchison as vice president of Product Management. This strategic expansion will support CrowdStrike in meeting the exponential global demand for the CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform while continuing to heavily invest in innovation and category leadership.
Jerry Dixon previously served as vice president, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response at American Express where he spearheaded the creation of forward-looking strategies to operationalize threat intelligence and prevent breaches. Dixon has over two decades of cybersecurity experience on the front lines of incident response, cyber crisis management, national cybersecurity policy, and critical infrastructure protection.
Previously, Dixon has held multiple leadership positions at top tier security companies and government agencies, including director-level positions at the Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division and United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). Dixon is considered one of the foremost industry experts on risk mitigation, incident response, and proactive security.
“I am very familiar with CrowdStrike’s technology and have been following CrowdStrike’s incredible trajectory for several years. I am thrilled to join an organization that is a true leader in cybersecurity, and I am deeply impressed with how the company has successfully aligned its visionary endpoint technology platform with world-class threat intelligence and services to offer customers the complete threat protection they need,” said Jerry Dixon, chief information security officer of CrowdStrike. “Having held cybersecurity leadership positions in both the public and private sector over the past 20 years, I believe CrowdStrike’s approach has completely revolutionized threat protection and is the future of the industry.”
CrowdStrike has also appointed Rod Murchison as vice president of Product Management. Murchison is a seasoned industry leader with a 20 plus-year history of bringing innovative products and solutions to market. As vice president of Product Management, Murchison is responsible for driving product strategy and technology innovation, as well as ensuring CrowdStrike products, pricing and packaging create excellent value for CrowdStrike customers and partners.
Murchison previously served as vice president of Product Management for Tripwire. Under his leadership, Tripwire captured significant share in the security and vulnerability management market and exited with a successful acquisition by Belden.
“To support our explosive growth, we continue to recruit top industry experts who will be instrumental in helping us drive forward our aggressive business and technology goals. CrowdStrike is laser-focused on solving customers’ real-world problems and stopping breaches, and we are proud to have such experienced and talented cybersecurity leaders as part of our executive team,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike’s core technology, the CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform, stops breaches by preventing and responding to all types of attacks – both malware and malware-free. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify three crucial elements: next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single lightweight sensor. Falcon uses the patent-pending CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ to analyze and correlate billions of events in real time, providing complete protection and five-second visibility across all endpoints. The company leads threat prevention with its potent combination of signatureless machine learning and behavioral-based analytics.
Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies. CrowdStrike Falcon is currently deployed in more than 176 countries.
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