Cybersecurity Veteran Vijay Malik Joins GreatHorn as Vice President of Engineering

the leading cloud-native email security provider, today announced that
it has appointed Vijay Malik as its Vice President of Engineering. In
this role, Malik will be responsible for the company’s engineering
organization and the development of its email security platform,
particularly as the team strengthens its anomaly-based threat detection
capabilities for phishing and social engineering attacks.

The FBI’s
2017 Internet Crime Report found business email compromise incidents
were not only on the rise, but, in fact, had a disproportionately large
financial impact. Business email compromise and phishing represented a
staggering 48 percent of all Internet crime-driven financial loss – more
than twice the total financial loss from identity theft, data
breaches, extortion, denial of service, malware, and investment fraud
combined. GreatHorn reduces businesses’ email security risk through a
proprietary combination of machine learning and automated response
capabilities that provide comprehensive post-delivery protection against
targeted email attacks.

“GreatHorn has experienced tremendous growth year-over-year and, as we
continue to support new clients and markets, we need a seasoned
engineering leader that has successfully delivered high-quality, rapidly
evolving products in a fast-moving environment,” GreatHorn CEO Kevin
O’Brien said. “Vijay not only brings a tremendous amount of experience
building out highly efficient and adaptive teams, but he also has the
business acumen to work with the rest of the leadership team to align
product development with market demand.”

Malik brings more than 25 years’ experience leading and scaling
high-performance product and SaaS development organizations, from
start-ups to large enterprises. He most recently served as Senior Vice
President of Engineering at IDEMIA, where he was responsible for
managing global software engineering, architecture, and quality
assurance for the digital security company’s finance, retail, and
federal customers. His strategic and technical leadership was also key
in developing the company’s frictionless ID management, go-to-market
plan, pricing, and driving revenue from new markets. Previously, Malik
served in senior executive roles at Empirix, Arbor Networks, and
Mangrove Systems.

“In other areas of security, we’ve seen the industry dramatically adapt
to rapidly changing architectures – from distributed cloud environments
to container-based infrastructures,” said Malik. “But the email security
market has remained stubbornly resistant to change. I’m excited to join
a company that is revolutionizing the way we look at email security –
transitioning away from the old static and binary protection model and
towards a continuous improvement model based on organization-specific
patterns of communication. I’m looking forward to helping the company
develop effective solutions to an ever-evolving challenge.”

About GreatHornGreatHorn protects Office 365 and G Suite
customers from today’s sophisticated email threats, taking a continuous
protection approach to email security that automates detection,
remediation, and post-delivery incident response. Built on a foundation
of anomaly-based threat detection that applies highly customized
protections based on deep relationship analytics and continuously
evolving user and organizational profiling, the company is uniquely
positioned as the most effective cloud-native email security solution on
the market.

Evolving past increasingly ineffective secure email gateways,
GreatHorn’s clients rely on the platform to detect and respond to
malware, ransomware, executive impersonations, credential theft
attempts, business services spoofing, and payload-free social
engineering attacks. More information is available at

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