DarkMatter appoints cyber veteran, Eddie Schwartz, as Executive VP

by Pippa Sanderson   28 March, 2017
DarkMatter appoints cyber veteran, Eddie Schwartz, as Executive VP

Eddie Schwartz is DarkMatter’s incoming Executive Vice President of Cyber Services.

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has appointed Eddie Schwartz as the firm’s Executive Vice President of Cyber Services. In his new role, Eddie will lead the activities of DarkMatter’s following business units: Governance, Risk and Compliance; Cyber Network Defence; Test & Validation Labs; Managed Security Services; Cyber Security Education; Public Key Infrastructure, and Infrastructure & Systems Integration.

Contributing to its mission to attract top talent globally, Eddie is a stellar addition to the DarkMatter team, having established himself as a prominent name in cyber security circles. His experience extends to having been President and COO of White Ops Inc, a leading provider of advanced cyber security detection and prevention.

Eddie’s impressive career in cyber security spans more than 25 years, and has seen him hold a number of senior leadership positions, including as Global Leader for Cyber Security Solutions at Verizon, Chief Security Officer for RSA, Co-Founder and CSO of NetWitness (acquired by EMC), EVP/CTO of ManTech, GM of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), and as VP/CISO of Nationwide Insurance.

DarkMatter’s Cyber Services operations have experienced exponential growth over the past year, and Eddie is expected to direct the various business units’ further advancement, including the expansion of activities internationally.

Commenting on Eddie’s appointment, Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter said, “Eddie is a great addition to our leadership team, and I am confident his expansive experience and impressive track record will be well-received and leveraged in our Cyber Services operations.

“We are at an extremely exciting point in our journey as a cyber security specialist borne of the UAE and plying our trade internationally. There is an ever-expanding requirement for our unique offerings across a number of sectors and use cases, and I wish Eddie every success in helping to drive our next phase of development.”

Eddie has served on the Board of Advisors for numerous start-ups, including Observable Networks and My Digital Shield, and is currently a member of the International Board of Directors of ISACA and Chairman of ISACA’s Global Cyber security Taskforce.

Eddie Schwartz said, “In an industry that is subject to hype cycles, I can genuinely say that DarkMatter’s mission and outlook is a truly disruptive one. The firm’s ambition, geographical base and talent pool are creating ripples across the industry, and with an impressive portfolio of cyber services and innovative solutions already in place, I am looking forward to leading the transformational work that we are offering at DarkMatter.”

Eddie holds a BIS in Information Security Management and an MSc in Information Technology Management, both from the GMU School of Management in Washington DC.


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