Capsule8 Announces Board of Advisors

Prestigious executives across the security industry to help guide Capsule8’s future

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BROOKLYN, NY, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capsule8, the pioneer behind the industry’s only real-time, zero-day attack detection platform capable of scaling to massive production deployments, today announced its newly formed Board of Advisors. The Board will provide strategic counsel and guidance as Capsule8 tackles one of the security industry’s largest issues: detecting zero-day attacks in production environments.

“We are blown away by the caliber of folks who have agreed to share their time and experience to help lead Capsule8 as we change the way companies protect their modern production infrastructures,” said John Viega, CEO, Capsule8. “Having these six executives on our Advisory Board will strengthen our team tremendously and we’re grateful to have them on board.”

The Capsule8 Board of Advisors includes founders of some of the most successful security companies in the world as well as some of the most advanced security practitioners at leading enterprises and government agencies. The Advisory Board includes:

Jim Bandanza - Bandanza has more than 20 years of experience as an executive at multiple cybersecurity and cloud companies, including Chief Revenue Officer at COO at CounterTack, EVP and COO at Egenera, and Senior VP of Field Operations at RSA, the Security Division of EMC.

Christopher Bolin -  Bolin has been in information security for more than 20 years, having most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at Absolute. Previously he was CEO/President of two European based companies, Uniblue and Prevx, and also CTO and EVP of Products at McAfee.

Ben Johnson - Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to founding Obsidian, he co-founded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company's Chief Security Strategist.

Zane Lackey - Lackey is the Co-Founder and Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences and the author of Building a Modern Security Program (O’Reilly Media). He serves on multiple Advisory Boards including the National Technology Security Coalition, the Internet Bug Bounty Program, and the US State Department-backed Open Technology Fund. Prior to co-founding Signal Sciences, Zane was at the forefront of the DevOps/Cloud shift as CISO of Etsy.

Caleb Sima - Sima recently left a senior security role at CapitalOne, where he spearheaded many of their security initiatives. Prior to CapitalOne, Sima founded SPI Dynamics (acquired by HP) and BlueBox Security (acquired by Lookout) and has served as an advisor, investor, and CEO for security companies.

Gil Zimmermann - Zimmermann leads cloud security go to market, innovation, market expansion strategy and execution for Cisco’s $3B Security business. Before Cisco, Zimmermann was the CEO and co-founder of CloudLock, which he grew into a cybersecurity market leader, resulting in its acquisition by Cisco in 2016.

About Capsule8
Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Capsule8 is developing the industry’s first and only real-time, zero-day attack detection platform purpose-built for modern production environments. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and ClearSky, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at


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