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Security research expert Gavin Reid joins Lancope

Published on 12 May, 2015
Having joined Cisco in 1999, Reid also created and led the company’s Computer Security Incident Response Team and Threat Research, Analysis and Communications
The new vice president of threat intelligence, Reid will oversee Lancope’s StealthWatch labs research team

Lancope Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, recently announced that security research expert Gavin Reid has joined the company as vice president of threat intelligence. Reid brings more than two decades of intense security research expertise to his new role, including previous experience securing the networks of Fidelity Investments, Cisco Systems and NASA. Reid will oversee Lancope’s StealthWatch® Labs Research Team, which conducts both in-house research and leverages emerging threat information from around the world to help organisations better detect, analyse and remediate advanced security threats.

“Having been responsible for securing some of the world’s largest and most sensitive network environments, I truly appreciate how critical it is to have access to strong, up-to-date research on today’s top threats,” said Gavin Reid, vice president of threat intelligence at Lancope. “Lancope is constantly leveraging new research to further enhance its security analytics tools, and I look forward to joining this innovative team and further expanding our research capabilities to provide our customers with an overwhelming advantage in cyber threat defense.” 

Prior to joining Lancope

Prior to joining Lancope, Reid served as vice president of threat intelligence for Fidelity Investments, where his team was responsible for proactively preventing, detecting and understanding past, present and future cyber incidents. Before that, he was the director of threat research for Cisco Systems Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), leading a team tasked with researching advanced cyber security threats and developing new data analytics technologies to help discover and remediate those threats.

Having joined Cisco in 1999, Reid also created and led the company’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and Threat Research, Analysis and Communications (TRAC) group. Cisco CSIRT is responsible for 24/7 monitoring, investigation and response to cyber security incidents, while the TRAC team works to continually enhance the quality of Cisco security products and also deliver actionable security intelligence to benefit all Internet users. Altogether, Reid spent over 10 years personally overseeing all major security incidents at Cisco and Cisco-owned corporations.

Threat detection

Before his work with Cisco, Reid spent nine years conducting information security for NASA. He regularly speaks on threat detection, computer forensics and incident response at security events around the world. As a former Lancope customer, he is well equipped to help large enterprises enhance their security posture with the StealthWatch System.

“Gavin is deeply committed to leveraging cutting-edge security intelligence for the greater good,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “His incomparable expertise in threat research will undoubtedly propel our customers’ incident response and risk management capabilities forward, while also further positioning Lancope as a key source of security intelligence and best practices for the industry as a whole.”  

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