Boston, MA – Today, Internet of Things (IoT) security leader Pwnie Express announced the hiring of Matthew Williamson as Chief Technical Officer. Williamson brings more than 15 years of experience in computer security and data science to Pwnie. He will report directly to Pwnie Express CEO Todd DeSisto.
As CTO, Williamson will be responsible for the technical strategy for Pwnie Express’ flagship device threat detection security system, Pwn® Pulse.
“IoT adoption is creating new and dangerous security threats and is changing the attack surface faced by both IT and OT (Operational Technology) professionals. I am excited to join the talented team at Pwnie Express to work on their innovative solutions to the IoT security problem,” said Williamson.
DeSisto added: “Matt has the skills and knowledge to take Pwnie Express to the next level. His breadth of experience makes him a great fit as we continue to develop our IoT Security products.”
Williamson has a track record of innovation in the fields of security, networking, and robotics. He was previously Chief Scientist at vArmour, where he led the development for their Policy Architect product. Williamson’s ideas advanced Rethink Robotics’ efforts to make low-cost robot arms. He also invented machine learning techniques for detecting and removing malware as the Principal Scientist at Sana Security. Williamson holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as 15 issued patents.
About Pwnie Express:
Pwnie Express closes the IoT security gap exposed by the proliferation of IoT and other devices in the enterprise. By continuously identifying and assessing all devices and IoT systems, Pwnie’s security platform prevents threats from disrupting business operations, all without the need for agents, or changes to network infrastructure. To learn more about Pwnie Express visit www.pwnieexpress.com.