New CSO, CISO appointments

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David Shefter, Landmark Ventures CISO

“David Shefter has deep experience evaluating emerging cybersecurity technology and advising large enterprises on their strategic security posture,” said Anthony Juliano, CTO and a general partner at Landmark Ventures, in a press release. “The rapidly evolving cybersecurity challenges facing companies are increasing in complexity. David brings true subject-matter expertise, extensive Fortune 500 CISO relationships, and an overall understanding of the threat ecosystem that enable him to act as an incredibly valuable advisor to Landmark Ventures’ clients.”

“I am passionate about the cyber security space since this area demands daily innovation to protect consumers and companies from hackers, threat actors, and nation states,” commented Shefter in a press release. “To be able to provide access to innovative new companies and leaders for the next generation of cyber security, and to help those companies grow and mature, is part of my extensive background that I look forward to adding to Landmark Ventures.”

August 19, 2019; Gemini Trust Co. hires David Damato as CSO

Damato will lead Gemini’s security program for the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian. He brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience and will report directly to Gemini’s CEO, Tyler Winklevoss.

Prior to joining Gemini, Damato served as CSO at Tanium, a privately held cybersecurity company. At Tanium, he was responsible for building and leading a mature cybersecurity team that engineered security solutions to help protect government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and banks around the world. He was also an early member of the leadership team at cybersecurity firm Mandiant. He has also held roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Raytheon.

“Security is the bedrock of our culture, and Dave adds to that legacy,” said Winklevoss in a press release. “His depth of security knowledge and his experience defending global networks will be invaluable as we continue to build the market’s most secure cryptocurrency offering.”

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