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SurfWatch Labs Appoints Tim Layton as Chief Intelligence Officer

Experienced Cybersecurity Professional Joins Company's Executive Team to Guide its Vision of Delivering Strategic and Operational Cyber Threat Intelligence Solutions

January 13, 2016 – Sterling, VASurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber threat intelligence solutions, announces the addition of cybersecurity expert, Tim Layton, as the company's Chief Intelligence Officer. Layton will be responsible for guiding SurfWatch Labs' vision and overall approach to delivering strategic and operational threat intelligence solutions to the commercial and federal markets.

"Tim is widely regarded for his strategic and innovative approach to developing enterprise cybersecurity and risk management programs," said Dave Ellison, CEO of SurfWatch Labs. "Having worked as a trusted advisor to some of world's largest organizations, Tim will help further evolve and grow our cyber threat intelligence capabilities to allow our customers to proactively defend their sensitive information and ensure the most resilient enterprise."

Layton has more than 25 years of experience in developing enterprise cybersecurity and risk management strategies, programs and processes for some of the world's leading public and private organizations and has earned a wide variety of security-related certifications, including CISSP, SANS GSEC, GCIH, GCFW, GREM, ECNE, CCNA, SCO ACE, and MCSE.

Previously, Layton held senior leadership roles with Cisco, EMC, and Wells Fargo. At Cisco, he was a Principal for Cisco's Global Enterprise Cybersecurity Theatre. Mr. Layton was a Principal for EMC's Security & Risk Management practice and before that served as Vice President for Wells Fargo where he specialized in enterprise cyber risk across all business units and third-party risk management.

"The traditional approach to security isn't working as we've all seen from the massive data breaches being reported," said Layton. "I'm excited to join SurfWatch Labs because of its proactive cybersecurity approach that leverages meaningful, validated intelligence on actual cyber events. Through the intelligence that SurfWatch delivers, organizations can easily understand the impact of specific cyber threats on their business and use that to drive the most effective risk management-based decisions – whether shifting tactical defenses or prepping legal defense."

About SurfWatch Labs

SurfWatch Labs helps organizations and service providers quickly establish a strategic cyber threat intelligence operation that drives more effective use of their tactical defenses. Founded in 2013 by former US Government intelligence analysts, SurfWatch Labs solutions provide a 360-degree view of cyber threats in the context of your business, along with practical and personalized support to create immediate insights and meaningful action. Combining useful analytics, applications and human expertise, SurfWatch solutions can be your off-the-shelf, cyber threat intelligence team or delivered as a comprehensive product suite that easily integrates with your existing cybersecurity operations.

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