HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semperis, a pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience, today announced the appointment of Jared Vichengrad as Vice President of Public Sector as part of the company’s strategic initiative to drive adoption of identity-first security in local, state, and federal government agencies throughout North America. In tandem with Vichengrad’s appointment, Semperis announced plans to expand its public sector program as part of its mission to provide advanced cybersecurity solutions and services to help protect public sector customers’ hybrid Active Directory (AD) systems from attacks.
The expansion of Semperis’ public sector program addresses the heightened need for identity-first security among state, local, and federal government organizations. Ransomware attacks in the public sector can cause massive disruption, creating a sense of urgency. In addition, public sector organizations are prime targets for cyberattacks because of common vulnerabilities, including legacy infrastructure, lack of identity security expertise, and limited resources. Ransomware campaigns targeting public sector organizations have proliferated in recent years, spanning attacks on 911 call centers, public school systems, and utilities.
General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.), a Partner at KKR, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, and former Director of the CIA, also serves as a Strategic Advisor for Semperis to help the company as it advances identity threat detection and response (ITDR) in the public and private sectors. Gen. Petraeus’ appointment follows Semperis’ recent Series C funding round led by KKR.
Vichengrad brings over 20 years of cybersecurity and sales experience in the public sector to his new role. Prior to joining Semperis, Vichengrad served as Head of SLED Sales at Rubrik, where he built the company’s Public Sector go-to-market program from the ground up.
“Ransomware and other directory-related attacks pose a massive problem to the public sector,” said Vichengrad. “As local, state, and federal governments continue to prioritize digital transformation to keep up with the pace of business, security teams in the public sector are racing to find a solution to help protect their Active Directory systems, the primary source of trust for identity and access. Semperis is committed to doubling down on our platform innovation and broadening our offerings, including incident response services, to meet this need in the public sector.”
Identity systems such as AD and Azure AD, used in over 90% of enterprises, are under sustained attack in the public sector. With a multi-layered defense approach that spans the attack lifecycle, Semperis offers the industry’s most comprehensive security technology for hybrid AD and other identity systems, combined with deep incident response expertise.
Semperis was recently named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America, for the third consecutive year. Semperis is accelerating hiring across all functions globally to extend support for the company’s rapidly expanding customer base of government agencies and Global 2000 enterprises, with an emphasis on its identity-focused incident response team.
For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organizations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference and podcast series (www.hipconf.com) and built the free Active Directory security assessment tool, Purple Knight (www.purple-knight.com). The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s list of best workplaces for 2022, and was ranked the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in America by the Financial Times. Semperis is a Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Co-Sell partner.
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