In yet another C-suite public-private transition, former state of New Jersey CTO Dave Weinstein has landed with a New York-based cybersecurity firm.
The company, Claroty, announced that the former Gov. Chris Christie appointee would be taking over as its vice president of threat research. Weinstein was appointed as the state’s CTO in June 2016 and was heavily focused on efforts to centralize IT operations through the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The CTO was also instrumental in the implementation of statewide text-to-911 capabilities as well as efforts to reduce threat vectors facing the state. “Dave has lived in the shadow of these risks, and his understanding and experience will not only bring our threat research team a perfect leader and partner, but will also help our customers to better understand their risk, responsibilities and recourse in this increasingly volatile landscape,” Dr. Benny Porat, company co-founder and CTO, said in a press release.
Couldn’t be more excited about joining @ClarotyLtd’s incredibly talented and mission-driven team to tackle our top cybersecurity challenge: protecting critical infrastructure from the most advanced cyber threats. https://t.co/aoqWpeSt94
— Dave Weinstein (@jerzcyber) May 8, 2018