Webroot locks down new CMO

Webroot locks down new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Now that Facebook, Apple and the US government are getting hacked with more vitums on the way, Internet security is a surging category wave you should ride.

And as you can see, we were on this story last month when we reported “Webroot looks to secure a new marketing chief

BROOMFIELD, CO: Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced the appointment of David Duncan as chief marketing officer. With more than 30 years of senior marketing and security experience, Duncan will lead Webroot’s global marketing strategy.

Duncan brings to the role a strong background in marketing and executive leadership. Most recently, he was responsible for developing and leading the CyberSafe™ secure storage go-to-market product strategy for Imation Corporation, having joined Imation after the acquisition of EncryptX in 2011, where he was founder, president and managing director for 10 years. EncryptX, a venture-backed company, developed endpoint security, removable storage security and email security products, and had more than 150 enterprise customers and protected over 20 million devices worldwide. Duncan also served on McAfee’s embedded solutions advisory committee for the last two years as a result of EncryptX’s efforts to enable McAfee’s Anti-Virus/Malware protection for deployment on removable storage devices.

Prior to EncryptX, Duncan held several executive marketing positions, including senior vice president of marketing of Tactical Marketing Ventures, a marketing consulting company that developed go-to-market strategy and tactics for more than 150 technology companies, and vice president of marketing, account management & sales for RL Polk’s Consumer Information Services Division, a database marketing, direct marketing, marketing analytics and market research company with more than $400M in sales. Duncan also served in marketing leadership roles with Storage Technology Corporation, including co-founding and running marketing for a strategic business unit focused on indirect channels that grew revenue from $11M to more than $170M in three years.

“With a stellar track record of success, coupled with a powerful combination of security and marketing industry expertise, we are pleased to welcome David to the Webroot team,” said Dick Williams, Webroot CEO. “As the world’s leading cloud-driven security intelligence network, we have a significant opportunity to we bring to market more innovative secure, anywhere offerings and we’re excited to have David as our marketing leader.”

“To achieve market leadership requires a great product, great customers and a great team. Webroot has the perfect combination of all three. The award winning Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ product portfolio is a groundbreaking technology that has revolutionized the security industry by putting all of the heavy lifting of understanding threats in the cloud. Cloud connected agents communicate the world’s collective security intelligence about threats, malware, malicious URLs and IPs to all of the ways users connect to the Internet, instantaneously,” said David Duncan, Chief Marketing Officer at Webroot.  “Gone are the days of pushing signature updates to dedicated servers, and then having to push those updates out to all of a user’s devices. Cloud-based security intelligence is without a doubt the fastest and most effective way to protect users and all of their devices from the ever changing Internet threat landscape. Webroot is revolutionizing the security industry, and I’m very excited to be part of Webroot’s extremely talented team at the forefront of the cloud security movement.”

Duncan began his career with the U.S. Air Force, spending 10 years assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency as an airborne cryptologic linguist performing intelligence collection operations and cryptographic analysis. Duncan also designed and implemented highly secure and classified government information systems for FEMA, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. In addition, he authored a Bayesian logic computer software program used to assess information security exploit risks for classified computer systems, and he is the author/co-author on four patent applications related to information security, encryption, digital rights management and authentication technologies.

Duncan received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Marketing and International Business, a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Presidio of Monterey Defense Language Institute in Chinese Mandarin.


Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security with its suite of Webroot® SecureAnywhere offerings for consumers and businesses. Webroot also offers security intelligence solutions to organizations focused on cyber-security, such as Palo Alto Networks, F5, Corero, SOTI, NEC, and others. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held security organization based in the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.webroot.com or call 800.772.9383. Read the Webroot Threat Blog:http://blog.webroot.com. Follow Webroot on Twitter: http://twitter.com/webroot.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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