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Chief Technology Officer

CloudPassage Inc

HQ Phone: (415) 886-3020

CloudPassage Inc

153 Townsend St. Suite 650

San Francisco, California 94107

United States

Company Description

CloudPassage® is the cloud security company and creator of Halo®, the industry's only security automation platform purpose-built for virtualized and cloud infrastructure environments. Halo operates seamlessly across public, private and hybrid clouds. In ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Technology Officer
BigFix , Inc.

Research Director
Gartner , Inc.

Analyst
Gartner , Inc.

Chief Technology Officer
Lancope Inc

Leadership Position
Lancope Inc

Director of Emerging Security Technologies and Chief Technology Officer for Endpoint Security
IBM Corporation

Chief Technology Officer for Mobile Computing
IBM Corporation

Chief Technology Officer of BigFix Technology
IBM Corporation

Director of Engineering
nCircle Inc

Director of Engineering Services
nCircle Inc

Engineering and Management Positions
nCircle Inc

Chief Technology Officer
Quantivo Corporation

Vice President of Products
Quantivo Corporation

Affiliations

Founder
WAF Enterprises

Education

bachelor's degree
business management
St. Mary's college

Web References (181 Total References)


"The folks at Docker have done ...

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"The folks at Docker have done a lot to reduce its attack surface by creating a very small container," CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams told LinuxInsider. "The issue isn't so much Docker security as it is extending the visibility and control that folks in a large organization would have over Docker containers running in a production environment."

A current problem with Docker is that it's difficult to configure a container so it's secure.
"What we want to make sure is that when we deploy thousands or tens of thousands of these containers, all of them are adhering to corporate policy as they're configured," Williams said.
"About 90 percent of external cyberattacks aren't super sophisticated," he added, "it's that they take advantage of things that administrators could have done properly -- for example, misconfigurations and not installing patches in time."


Software-Defined Security | CloudPassage

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Amrit Williams, Chief Technology Officer

Amrit Williams has over 20 years of experience in information technology and is currently the CTO of CloudPassage.
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Previously Williams was the Director of Emerging Security Technologies and CTO for mobile computing at IBM. Prior to BigFix, Williams was a research director in the Information Security and Risk Research Practice at Gartner, Inc. where he covered vulnerability and threat management, network security, security information and event management, risk management, and secure application development. Previously, Williams was a director of engineering for nCircle Network Security, and undertook leadership positions at Consilient Inc., Network Associates, and McAfee Associates.


San Francisco, Calif. â€" July 31, ...

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San Francisco, Calif. â€" July 31, 2014 - CloudPassage, the Software Defined Security (SDSec) company and creator of Halo, the only security solution purpose-built for cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Amrit Williams as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Williams, a 20-year veteran of the enterprise security and software industries, brings substantial experience to CloudPassage, having served as a CTO at IBM, Quantivo and BigFix and having led engineering operations at security software companies nCircle and McAfee. Williams is also well known for his time as a lead analyst at Gartner managing their information security and risk research.
"CloudPassage is proud to announce the appointment of Amrit Williams as Chief Technology Officer.
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Williams has served as CTO and Director for emerging security technologies at IBM, and previously as CTO for BigFix, a leading provider of enterprise systems and security management solutions, which was acquired by IBM. He also served as CTO at Quantivo, the cloud-architected Big Data analytics solution provider.
Prior to his successes in CTO positions, Williams was a lead analyst for Gartner in their information security and risk, IT operations, and infrastructure research and consulting group. Prior to Gartner, Williams was the Director of Engineering at nCircle Network Security, which was acquired by Tripwire, and Director of Engineering Services at McAfee, which was acquired by Intel.
"I am excited to join the team of highly-capable engineers that are leading the way in developing and driving adoption of a new breed of security solution. A solution purpose-built to address security and compliance for cloud and software-defined infrastructure environments," said Williams.


SOURCE Conference: Barcelona 2010 - Speakers And Publications

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I might even be peeking at the live stream of Amrit Williams' talk while doing my own.

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PC Hypervisors; Own the OS, Amrit Williams, BigFix (recently acquired by IBM)
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Amrit Williams has over 18 years of experience in information technology, security, and risk management and is currently the Chief Technology Officer of BigFix (recently acquired by IBM). Amrit has held a variety of engineering, management and consulting positions prior to joining BigFix. Most recently, Williams was a research director at Gartner, Inc.


Lancope Management Team | StealthWatch by Lancope

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Amrit Williams, CTO

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Amrit Williams
Chief Technology Officer
As chief technology officer, Williams brings over 18 years of experience in security and technology to Lancope. Earlier in his career, he served as CTO for BigFix, Inc., establishing the company as a market leader in systems and security management, resulting in a successful acquisition by IBM in 2010. At IBM, Williams held the roles of director of emerging security technologies and CTO for endpoint security, helping to define the overall security strategy with emphasis on analytics, cloud-computing, mobile and social media. Prior to joining BigFix, Williams was an analyst with Gartner Research covering information security. He also previously served as the director of engineering for McAfee, and security company nCircle. Williams holds CISSP and CISM certifications, and has obtained several technology patents. Throughout his career, he has conceived, developed and delivered to market dozens of award-winning enterprise security products.

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