Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, announced the appointment of Marty Edwards, a globally recognized expert in cybersecurity for industrial control systems and operational technology (OT), as Vice President of OT Security.
“OT is part of the modern attack surface and CISOs are being tasked with securing OT systems alongside traditional IT,” stated Renaud Deraison, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tenable. “Together with Indegy, we’re going to deliver the industry’s first unified, risk-based view of IT and OT security. Adding Marty Edwards, one of the most important and most sought-after industrial cybersecurity experts, to our OT bench is another testament to our developing expertise in this space and to our commitment to pioneering new solutions for the subsequent wave of IT/OT convergence.”
At Tenable, Edwards will serve as an evangelist for the company’s OT security vision, with a particular focus on furthering government and industry initiatives to enhance crucial infrastructure security. Edwards and his team will assist ensure organizations address OT security as part of their risk conversations. He will report to the office of the Chief Technology Officer.
Edwards joins Tenable from the International Society of Automation (ISA), where he was the Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he labored intently with government and industry leaders to assist improve the cyber defenses of essential infrastructure. Before that, Edwards was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT.)
“Tenable uniquely knows the security challenges of dynamic computing environments — from traditional IT to OT to modern assets — and is bringing progressive solutions to market to clear up them head-on,” stated Edwards. “I’m very excited to be part of the Tenable team and I’m looking ahead to supporting customers around the world recognize and decrease their cyber risk in the digital era.”