Dave Weinstein, Former New Jersey CTO, Heads to Private Cybersecurity Firm

The former Gov. Chris Christie appointee has taken a spot with Claroty, a cybersecurity firm based out of New York.

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
Prior to being tapped to serve within the Christie administration, Weinstein was the first chief information security officer for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, which oversaw the national cyberthreat information sharing network, New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). Weinstein also served in the U.S. Cyber Command between 2010 and 2013.  
“Given Claroty’s deep and rich visibility of the cyberthreats facing the world’s most critical infrastructures, it is incumbent upon us to contribute our insights and analytics not only to our customers, but also to a global community of operators and researchers who share our values for a secure and resilient Industrial Internet of Things,” Weinstein said in the release. “I look forward to leading this mission for Claroty and working with our partners across all sectors and industries.”
Eyragon Eidam is the Web editor for Government Technology magazine, after previously serving as assistant news editor and covering such topics as legislation, social media and public safety. He can be reached at eeidam@erepublic.com.