Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A transition

I am very excited to announce that I am joining Tenable Network Security in the role of product manager; I am also saddened that this means I am leaving my friends and my fantastic position at Astaro.

This was obviously not an easy decision, and it was made more difficult by the recent announcement of Astaro’s planned acquisition by Sophos.  This move is, however, unrelated to the acquisition- as a matter of fact I have been looking forward to the expanded opportunities available in the combined organization.  (I was especially looking forward to working with the Naked Security and Sophos Labs teams).


When offered an opportunity to join the team at Tenable, I had to explore the possibilities- and the conversations quickly led to an offer I could not pass up.  From the team of people I will be working with, to the product line (including Nessus), and the challenge of the role I will be assuming, the reasons to make the change have been overwhelming.

My time at Astaro has been great; I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have had while there, and for Astaro’s support of many community projects and events.  It has been an honor and an pleasure to work with friends and co-workers at Astaro, and I will miss working with them- and I wish them all the best.  (I also still believe in Astaro products, that’s why one of the first things I have done in converting my office is set up an Astaro gateway running the free, 50-IP home-use license).

As far as what this means for my involvement in BSides and my various other activities- I’ll still be as engaged as possible, and Tenable supports my efforts.  I do expect to spend less time on the road in my new position, so I may not attend quite as many events in person.  And yes, of course I will be in Las Vegas for the annual week of madness in August for BSides Las Vegas and DEFCON

By the way, if you are looking for your next great career opportunity I have leads for you: Astaro, Sophos, and Tenable all have positions open, see their careers pages for details: