Capsule8 expands leadership team with key executive hires

Capsule8, the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments, announced additions to its executive team, appointing Jim Bandanza as Chief Operating Officer/CRO and Kelly Shortridge as Vice President of Product Strategy.

Capsule8 leadership team

The announcement was made at RSA Conference 2019, where Capsule8 was a finalist in the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. The company earned the finalist designation for its unique approach to protecting Linux production workloads at massive scale, whether containerized, virtualized or bare metal.

“The level of talent on the Capsule8 team is unmatched in the industry,” said John Viega, co-founder and CEO of Capsule8. “The addition of Jim’s tremendous sales and operational leadership and Kelly’s invaluable real-world experience from both the cyber and investment banking sectors is huge for our senior leadership team and a sign of great things to come for Capsule8.”

As Capsule8’s Chief Operating Officer/CRO, Jim oversees all aspects of the company’s global field operations. He has more than 25 years of executive management experience at leading and advising cloud and cybersecurity companies including running all field activities for RSA for several years.

Kelly brings expertise in innovative defensive research, threat modeling and market analysis to Capsule8. Kelly’s role at Capsule8 driving product strategy follows successful tenures at SecurityScorecard, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, IperLane and Teneo Capital.

Last week, Capsule8 announced that Capsule8 Protect has been certified as compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 3.2.1), exceeding standards for intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), file integrity monitoring (FIM) and anti-virus (AV) requirements.

This certification cements Capsule8 Protect as the leading PCI-compliant cloud-native security solution, enabling enterprises to seamlessly migrate from multiple legacy controls to a single, simple solution that delivers high performance – even on the busiest workloads and networks.

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