AttackIQ, a San Diego enterprise security company, has named a new CEO.
The startup helps companies test their security tools, using scenarios mimicking potential threats. The company was founded in 2013 by Stephan Chenette and Rajesh Sharma. After years at the helm of the company, Chenette became its chief technology officer this fall, leaving Chief Commercial Officer Carl Wright as interim CEO.
Brett Galloway was named CEO of the company Nov. 20. He has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, most recently co-founding Mist Systems, a Cupertino-based software company.
Before that, he served as CEO of Airespace, a hardware company that sold to Cisco in 2005, and co-founded Packeteer, an IT company that sold to Blue Coat in 2008.
“Brett has demonstrated an outstanding ability to innovate and drive success at the helm of highly successful technology companies,” Wright said in a news release. “Over the past year, AttackIQ has proven that our open system testing platform offers enterprise customers the best path to validating and fine tuning their security controls, processes, and people. Brett is the right leader to ensure that we continue to accelerate the adoption of AttackIQ and optimally serve a rapidly growing market opportunity.”
Earlier this year, AttackIQ closed a $5.5 million financing round led by Salesforce Ventures, the venture capital arm of salesforce.com.
Prior to that, the company raised $8.8 million in a series A round led by Bay Area venture capital firm Index Ventures in 2016