Industry expert joins leading penetration testing and ethical hacking company to fuel continued expansion.
Leading ethical hacking and penetration testing company NotSoSecure, part of the Claranet Group, has announced the appointment of security industry veteran Todd Salmon as Executive Vice President (US) to expand North American operations. In his new role with NotSoSecure, Todd will be responsible for the day-to-day operations in the US, as well as supporting global collaboration within the Claranet Cyber Security portfolio.
Todd brings nearly three decades of executive leadership and management experience providing information security and technical solutions to all the major vertical markets, and he has a proven track record of building and running successful professional services organisations for both the public and private sectors.
Most recently, Todd was a partner in the start-up Stack Titan where he served as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to this he spent eight years as the Vice President of Optiv/FishNet Security’s Attack & Penetration Practice. During that time, Todd grew their Security Assessments line of business significantly.
The appointment follows the launch of Claranet’s Cyber Security unit, which combines the pioneering penetration testing and managed security service capabilities of Sec-1 and NotSoSecure, and the training competencies of NotSoSecure – one of the largest training partners of the globally acclaimed Black Hat conferences. The new unit ensures that the capabilities of both companies are aligned in a way that offers the best range of security services to customers within the existing Claranet footprint and around the world.
Commenting on the appointment, Dan Haagman, Director of Security Services at NotSoSecure said:
In all his prior roles Todd has led from the front and, as a result of his dedication to client satisfaction, tireless coaching and mentoring of colleagues, and laser focus on quality, he has left a track record of success everywhere he’s been. That is why I am delighted that he has joined NotSoSecure to help us grow our North American operations. We have already have a loyal and engaged customer base in the US but we believe we are just scratching the surface. Bringing Todd on board is a sign of our intent and belief that we are in a strong position to help more customers in the US with security testing, training, and managed services."
Todd Salmon added:
Despite its relatively small size, NotSoSecure punches far above its weight in the pen testing and security training industry and its consultants are world-renowned for their expertise. I’m therefore excited to be joining NotSoSecure and the wider Claranet Cyber Security Services Group as we build the business while we continue to meet the evolving needs of our existing customers."