Security Watch: Norse appoints former CEO of Tor to senior role

Attack intelligence company Norse has announced the appointment of Andrew Lewman to the newly created position of vice president of data development.

“My work directing and managing the Tor Project over the past six plus years has provided me with a unique perspective on the darker recesses of the Internet. My close proximity to the variety and changing nature of the cyber threats being perpetrated there by individuals, criminal and state-sponsored organizations and governments has given me an appreciation for the kinds of challenges enterprises and security organizations like Norse must confront,” said Lewman.

Most recently, Lewman was executive director and CEO at the Tor Project, a non-profit technology organization that provides online anonymity software tools used by over 2 million Internet users daily in more than 200 countries. In this position, he grew Tor from a three-person non-profit to a 50+ person company in eight countries with a pool of over 5000 volunteers in 89 countries.

Lewman has been responsible for managing relationships with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense, DARPA, and numerous international organizations.

Lewman is actively involved in many industry organizations, and recently joined the IEEE P1912 - Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group as the subcommittee lead on research and international standard groups and is chairman of Each One Teach One, a non-profit that teaches technology skills to girls and disadvantaged communities.

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