R9B Appoints Senior Researcher and Data Scientist to Support HUNT Market Momentum

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — R9B (root9B, LLC), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity managed services, technology and training for commercial and government clients, announced today Doug Williams is joining the company as executive vice president of product development. Doug will lead product development, quality assurance, and technical customer support activities. He joins R9B after a distinguished 33-year career with IBM research and development, where he was most recently a senior data scientist in IBM’s CISO organization. Doug also served as the technical leader in IBM’s advanced security development organization while leading a global team of engineers, security experts, and Cloud operations professionals.

Doug brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to R9B, having worked in a variety of technology areas throughout his career to include data science, networking, data storage, cloud, and software development technologies. He led an advanced research team in IBM’s Watson Research Division, and for the past decade has been a key leader in IBM’s corporate-wide adoption of Agile development practices. His more recent advanced security project explored applying machine learning algorithms to data loss prevention problems.

“R9B’s active adversary pursuit methodology is the missing element in many security strategies,” said Mr. Williams. “The greatest challenge for security professionals is wringing the full value out of their existing security investments. R9B’s focus on ‘human-led, technology-accelerated’ Manned Information Security is a key component part of a larger solution.”

“Doug brings deep and diverse experience as an innovator, technical leader and scientist across product development, research and the commercial cyber arena,” said R9B CEO Eric Hipkins. “Having Doug Williams join us is proof that our focus and unique approach to solving the toughest security challenges continues to attract distinguished talent from the public and private sectors. We are very pleased to have Doug join the R9B team.”

About R9B

R9B (root9B, LLC) is the leader in advanced cybersecurity solutions, enhancing the way global organizations detect, pursue, isolate and eliminate threats to enterprise infrastructure. As the company that introduced HUNT to commercial markets in 2013, R9B products and services are trusted by both governments and Fortune 500 brands to achieve tangible results. Founded by professionals with backgrounds in the Defense, Intelligence and commercial communities, R9B delivers expert knowledge, next-generation technology and in-depth training through a security-as-a-service model. For more information, visit www.root9b.com.