Published on February 24th, 2016 | by Tony Thompson

SS8 Names Faizel Lakhani President and COO

SS8 today announced that Faizel Lakhani has been named president and chief operating officer (COO), and is now a member of the SS8 Board of Directors.

Faizel joined SS8 in 2011 as the company’s chief marketing officer, and has since architected the adaption of SS8 technology in use by the world’s most advanced intelligence agencies and leading telecommunications service providers for the needs of modern enterprises. Faizel now joins CEO Dennis Haar in leading SS8’s global operations and will focus on driving the rapid expansion of the company’s enterprise cyber security business.

“Faizel has been instrumental in establishing SS8 as a leader in communications analytics within the intelligence community and service provider markets,” said Dennis Haar, CEO of SS8. “We have tremendous confidence in Faizel’s ability to bring ground-breaking enterprise breach detection solutions to benefit the broader enterprise market.”

Faizel has extensive experience in data security, network security, switching, routing, and Voice-over-IP technologies spanning both the enterprise and service provider markets. Prior to SS8, Faizel was VP of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) at McAfee, where he led the DLP business worldwide. Prior to McAfee, Faizel was responsible for products and marketing at Reconnex and held executive leadership roles in product and marketing at ConSentry, Caspian Networks and Nortel Networks. Faizel has an MBA from The University of Ottawa, a Masters in Engineering from Carleton University and a Bachelors in Engineering from McMaster University.

“We are at a critical inflection point in enterprise security,” said Faizel Lakhani. “Despite the best efforts of a barrage of perimeter, network and endpoint security defenses, breaches have continued – and will continue – to occur. Today’s enterprises have no way to quickly and efficiently determine if they have been breached or if a breach is imminent. SS8 solves this problem with a “Time Machine for Breaches” that allows organizations to go back to when the activity started and quickly remediate.”

Faizel adds, “Cyber attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated. The attackers are slowing down their activities to hide in the noise of normal traffic. This is where SS8 shines. Our deep application knowledge and extensive retrospective analysis of enriched communication metadata summaries enables us to uncover otherwise concealed anomalies and threats.”

Demo at the RSA Conference

SS8 will be exhibiting its ground-breaking breach detection solution in booth #4805 at the RSA Conference 2016, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 29 to March 3.

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