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IOActive adds two Industrial Security experts

July 22, 2014 – IOActive, announced that Bradford Hegrat has joined the company as industrial services director, and that Jason Larsen has joined the company as a principal security consultant.

The additions of Hegrat and Larsen increase the company’s ability to meet the global need for industrial security expertise. These appointments will help ensure that IOActive continues to deliver high-quality services to its Industrial Control Systems (ICS) customers as they face new threats to their organisations.

“We are extremely pleased to have attracted both Brad and Jason, individuals with talent, experience, and energy, to the team at IOActive to help guide and grow the industrial security practice. Their appointments further demonstrate our continued commitment to our customers by spearheading the evolution and improvement of industrial security around the world. Jason and Brad join an already best-of-breed team dedicated to elite research and innovation, along with exceeding the increasing global demand by our clients to be at the leading edge of the industrial security,” said Trevor Niblock, managing director of global industrial security services for IOActive.

Hegrat will continue to develop and grow the industrial security practice for IOActive’s Americas region. He brings a wealth of industrial security testing and advisory experience to IOActive from Rockwell Automation, where he provided enterprise leadership as the chief security advisor. Hegrat also served as the business manager for Rockwell’s product security initiatives as well as the global sales and delivery manager and senior principal security consultant for its security practice.

Larsen joins IOActive from Idaho National Labs (INL), where he performed security assessments of the software and hardware that runs the planet’s critical infrastructure systems. Over his tenure at INL, he conducted many full-scope assessments of the major global control systems’ vendors. Larsen has long been considered a pre-eminent authority and pioneer for industrial security technology and research.

About IOActive
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established track record in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment through to semiconductor reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, USA, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pac regions.

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