Atlanta-based SecureWorks®, Inc., a leading global provider of security services protecting 2,800 clients worldwide, announced today that Colonel Barry R. Hensley, the former Director of the Army's Global Network Operations and Security Center (AGNOSC), has joined the company as Vice President of SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU).The SecureWorks CTU is comprised of a team of top security experts who identify and analyze emerging cyber threats, while developing rapid countermeasures in support of SecureWorks' clients. The CTU leverages visibility across a broad client base and in-depth knowledge of malware and attackers to continuously update SecureWorks' technologies which provide better and faster protection in a highly scalable delivery environment. The CTU also delivers a Threat Intelligence Service that offers early warning and actionable security intelligence tailored to a client's environment.
"COL Hensley has had a distinguished military career, and we are extremely honored to have someone with his reputation and passion for security joining our team," said Jon R. Ramsey, CTO of SecureWorks. "His deep understanding of the cyber security issues facing the nation's defense, civilian and commercial communities will make COL Hensley an invaluable addition to our staff."
While at the AGNOSC, COL Hensley was responsible for directing the operations and defense of the Army's portion of the Global Information Grid (GIG) consisting of over 1.2 million users. The AGNOSC integrates key cyber functions spanning operations, intelligence, resource management and strategic planning for the Army while leading the Department of Defense (DoD) in many critical network security initiatives.
"I am very excited about joining SecureWorks especially since I will be working with many of the industry's most respected security researchers," said COL Hensley. "I am impressed by SecureWorks' commitment to protect their clients while maintaining the highest standards of integrity," said Hensley.
COL Hensley started his career in the U.S. Army in 1986 through the Army ROTC program. He has served in a variety of leadership positions within the communications and information career field throughout his 24-year Army career to include Operation Desert SHIELD in Saudi Arabia, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL Hensley holds a BBA in Information Systems, M.S. in Telecommunication and is a graduate of the National War College. In 2008, Federal Computer Week named COL Hensley a "Federal 100" winner. Those awarded were part of a select group of top executives working in the Federal IT industry.
SecureWorks is a market leading provider of world-class information security services with over 2,800 clients worldwide spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, including more than ten percent of the Fortune 500, rely on SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of award-winning security technology, strong client service, and experienced security professionals makes SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. Positioned in the Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, SecureWorks has also won SC Magazine's "Best Managed Security Service" award for 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 and has been named to the Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte lists of fastest-growing companies.