CyberX, creator of the world’s most widely-deployed industrial cybersecurity platform, today announced that cybersecurity marketing veteran Phil Neray has joined the company’s leadership team as vice-president of marketing. The CyberX platform secures the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for critical infrastructure industries such as energy, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water and transportation, enabling organizations to detect and respond faster to risk in their industrial networks.
“Phil brings a wealth of successful experience, creativity, passion and deep domain expertise in all areas of cybersecurity marketing,” said Omer Schneider, CyberX CEO and Co-Founder. “Given our explosive growth in 2016 and Phil’s track record of driving market share and industry recognition, he’ll be invaluable to our continuing success in 2017 and beyond.”
With a track record of scaling revenue and brand awareness for both start-ups and larger organizations, Neray has held executive marketing positions at numerous enterprise security leaders including Veracode, IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium and Symantec. Neray Joined CyberX from Veracode, the cloud-based application security company, where his corporate re-branding strategy supported bookings growth of nearly 100% in 2 years. Prior to Veracode, Neray was at IBM Security, where he led global marketing for Security Intelligence and the Q1 Labs SIEM platform (QRadar). He joined IBM via its acquisition of Guardium, the database security company, where he led global marketing and helped grow revenue from $4M to $40M+ in 4 years.
Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor,” CyberX is the only industrial cybersecurity vendor selected for the SINET16 Innovator Award sponsored by the US DHS and DoD. Unique in the industry, CyberX combines continuous monitoring and deep network forensics with non-invasive risk assessments, leveraging proprietary threat intelligence for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with patent-pending, M2M behavioral analytics.
“Amazingly, most industrial organizations still rely on perimeter firewalls and other legacy controls that weren’t designed to address targeted threats, zero-day exploits, and careless or malicious insiders,” said Phil Neray. “Industrial networks are now further exposed due to Smart Manufacturing, Smart Grids, and other IIoT initiatives. CyberX has developed a purpose-built platform for continuous ICS risk mitigation that’s innovative, practical, and validated by enterprises and cyber experts worldwide. I’m looking forward to helping CISOs and operational leaders securely implement IIoT initiatives that enhance their competitive advantage.”
Based in the company’s worldwide headquarters outside Boston, Neray is responsible for CyberX’s global marketing including product marketing, branding, demand creation, media and analyst relations, sales enablement, and channel marketing.
Neray graduated “With Distinction” from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours Electrical) degree, followed by graduate-level coursework at the Boston University School of Management. He began his career as an engineer on oil rigs in South America and later as a software product manager. Neray is certified in cloud security (CCSK) and industry analyst relations (CIARP), and holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.