Former JASK VP to Foster Technical Innovation and Guide Company Vision
King & Union, the provider of Avalon, the first collaborative cyber integration and analysis platform, announced that Christopher Clark is joining the company as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Over the past decade, Clark has consistently championed and been active in both commercial and community-driven information security groups and shepherded technical solutions such as the iDefense IntelGraph and PANW’s AutoFocus to enable shared information to be readily and actively applied to improve organizations’ security. As the CTO of King and Union, Clark will spearhead the technical vision and security of the Avalon platform and oversee the ongoing development and integration of new technologies and scalable infrastructure to support the company’s rapid growth.
“Clark is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with extensive experience developing and contributing to open source security tool sets and a keen understanding of analytics and applied intelligence. He’s been recognized for excellence in managing mission critical systems, making him an invaluable and welcome addition to our team,” said John Cassidy, CEO and co-founder of King & Union. “We’re honored to welcome Clark as our new CTO and excited for what’s to come as we look to take on the ever evolving security adversary through collaboration.”
Before joining King and Union, Clark most recently served as the Vice President of Technical Product Management at JASK, a next-generation security information and event management provider, where he played a key role in the creation of commercial and open source security tool sets. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of Global Security Response at Palo Alto Networks where his team was trusted with the security and sensitive data of more than 45,000 organizations worldwide. In addition to these roles, Clark has extensive operational experience in both threat analysis and intelligence exchange, serving in leadership positions at Verisign, iDefense, BAE Systems, Mantech International and General Dynamics.
“The Avalon platform is an inspired approach to tackling the issue of siloed security professionals and manual workflows – one that is well-suited to tackle the challenges of today’s threat landscape,” said Clark. “I’m thrilled to join the impressive team at King & Union and play a major role in shaping the future of security collaboration and information sharing.