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Tom Kellermann joins Contrast Security as Senior Vice President of Cyber Strategy

Tom Kellermann joins Contrast Security as Senior Vice President of Cyber Strategy

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Application security software company Contrast Security has brought former VMWare Cybersecurity Leader Tom Kellermann on board as Senior Vice President of Cyber Strategy.

Kellermann’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the company’s government and financial sector strategy which includes advising financial institutions, government agencies, and more.  “In addition, Kellermann will facilitate a new, industry-wide approach to sharing strategic, software-layer cyber intelligence," the official press release stated.

"While there has been some progress to increase the information sharing of cyberintelligence between the private and public sectors, as an industry we are still missing a significant opportunity to really strengthen the collective position against software attacks," said Alan Naumann, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Contrast Security. "One of Tom's personal missions is to work towards the advancement and proactive defense of both the nation's critical infrastructure and financial sector. I believe his addition to the team will help us accelerate the impact of Contrast's offerings and increase our ability to be a great partner in those sectors."

Kellermann brings over 23 years of experience in the field as he joins Contrast Security. In addition to his time with VMWare he was also appointed to the Cyber Investigations Advisory Board for the U.S. Secret Service and served as a commissioner on Cyber Security for then President Barack Obama in 2008.

 "In 2022, the digital transformation of organizations has been hijacked due to the surge in application attacks and attacks on APIs. In order to combat growing threats, we must not only shift left in cybersecurity but build security into the entire SDLC [Software Development Life Cycle] in order to defend from within," noted Kellermann. "I am proud to join Contrast Security, and Jeff Williams — who I believe is a pioneer in the industry — to lead cyber strategy and drive our mission of protecting code security and ultimately the software that we rely on daily."

The full press release can be found at


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