CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PhishMe Inc., today announced the appointment of Nick Lantuh to its Board of Directors. PhishMe Inc. offers a turnkey service that helps improve employee behavior in responding to targeted phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks – the most common methods used to compromise corporate and government networks today.
Nick Lantuh was the Founder & President of NetWitness Corporation (sold to EMC in 2011) where he raised funding, built a management team and ran day to day operations from inception to sale (2006 – 2011), culminating in a #21 overall ranking on the 2010 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US and a #1 ranking for Inc.’s Fastest Growing Software Company in the US. In 2010, NetWitness was also recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Fastest Growing Company in the State of Virginia. Prior to this role, he was Vice President of the NetWitness Product Group, a Division of ManTech International, where he was brought in by ManTech’s President & CEO to run day to day operations and formulate the buy-out strategy for the NetWitness Group.
Mr. Lantuh brings 20+ years of executive leadership, ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to Fortune 100s with a sole focus on bringing disruptive technologies to market. He previously ran worldwide sales, marketing and business development teams at companies such as Cisco & Ceridian, and has held similar leadership roles in multiple startups in the networking, network security, handheld security, optical networking & wireless spaces culminating in 5 acquisitions (acquirers included Cisco, EMC, McAfee & Ceridian) and an IPO. Mr. Lantuh was an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist for Greater Washington in both 2010 & 2011. He sits on numerous industry & corporate Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. Mr. Lantuh was also an ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Finalist for the National Capital Chapter in 2011 for M&A Deal of the Year over $100M.
Mr. Lantuh holds a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business and has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
“The approach that PhishMe brings to the market is unique and the segment it serves is increasingly aware of the problems which they address. They offer a viable solution that is gaining traction and adding value to the companies which they serve,” says Nick Lantuh.
“Nick’s expertise in sales and marketing, and his perspective as a successful entrepreneur will be a tremendous asset to PhishMe. His experience shepherding startups through growth phases will be invaluable as PhishMe continues to expand and face new strategic decisions,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-Founder, PhishMe.
PhishMe provides organizations the ability to improve their employees’ resilience towards spear phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks. The detailed metrics PhishMe provides make it easy to measure the organization’s progress in successfully managing employees’ security behavior. With over 3.5 million individuals trained in 140 countries, PhishMe has been proven to reduce the threat of employees falling victim to advanced cyber attacks by up to 80 percent.
PhishMe’s methodology entails periodically immersing employees in simulated phishing scenarios, and presenting bite-sized, engaging training, instantly to those found susceptible. The solution provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, allowing customers to measure improvement over time. PhishMe works with Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies across many industries to include financial services, healthcare, higher education and defense. For additional information, please visit: cofense.com.