Famed WhiteHat Security Founder Joins SentinelOne

I’ve had the good fortune to meet with Jeremiah Grossman, founder of WhiteHat Security many times over the last 15 or so years. More often than not those meetings occurred in the general vicinity of Caesar’s Palace around Black Hat, ahead of one talk or another, that Grossman was scheduled deliver on yet another innovative piece of research.

Among the big security topics that I learned from Grossman about are clickjacking, web advertising fraud network risk and the need for actually guaranteeing security with a money back guarantee.

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me, Grossman decided to leave WhiteHat, the company he founded, earlier this year. Now he’s landed – at security startup SentinelOne, as chief of security strategy.

I haven’t written all that much about SentinelOne, and in fact that last time the company even crossed my news radar was April 2015, during the RSA conference. At that point, SentinelOne CEO Tomer Weingarten was boasting of the supremacy of his endpoint malware detection technology with a $1,000 contest.

No doubt, at SentinelOne, Grossman will remain an outspoken security expert and no doubt, we’ll see some interesting research too. At WhiteHat, Grossman’s focus had long been application security so it will also be interesting to see how/if he helps SentinelOne to evolve in that direction as well.

“Throughout my career, I’ve looked to solve the most critical security issues that are challenging organizations across the world,” Grossman said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be joining SentinelOne to help them protect customers against today’s threats posed by all forms of malware, especially ransomware, as it has surged in 2016 and become increasingly popular among attackers.”

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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