2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: Amit Yoran

 

Name: Amit Yoran
Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: Tenable

Cyber champion. Yoran has long embraced the role of educating public-sector leaders on the importance of critical infrastructure protection as part of an overall cybersecurity strategy — not surprising for someone who was a founding member of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. In 2018, however, those efforts kicked into another gear. He testified before Congress, conducted seminars and workshops, and worked personally with agencies across government to better address such vulnerabilities. Several agency executives said Yoran has been instrumental in the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to build a common defense strategy that involves the public and private sectors in a joint cybersecurity posture.

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