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Former Amazon CISO Tom Killalea Joins Carbon Black Board

Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced the appointment of Tom Killalea to its board of directors. Killalea joins the board as an independent board member.

Killalea spent 16 years at Amazon, where he was the company’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and led the infrastructure and distributed systems team, which later became a key part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. While at Amazon, Killalea also led the product development and engineering teams for the Kindle Content Ecosystem.

“We’re delighted to welcome Tom to the Carbon Black board,” said Patrick Morley, Carbon Black’s president & CEO. “His deep experience in enterprise security and as a technology and product leader will benefit Carbon Black as we expand our market opportunity by serving the mainstream security market and accelerating our cloud business.”

Killalea also serves on the boards of Capital One (NYSE:COF), MongoDB, and Orreco, and previously served on the board of Xoom (NASDAQ:XOOM) (acquired by PayPal).

“I’ve seen firsthand the evolution of modern attacks and the decreasing efficacy of single-point defenses, such as legacy antivirus,” Killalea said. “Carbon Black’s leading security platform provides visibility throughout the lifecycle of an attack, giving its customers greater ability to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks. Combining widely deployed agents with intelligence in the cloud, Carbon Black empowers both security veterans and the mainstream market with its ability to combat advanced attacks.”

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. With more than 9 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.