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Deception technology firm Illusive Networks has appointed well-known security industry executive Dave DeWalt as vice chairman of its board of directors.
DeWalt is the former CEO of security giants McAfee and FireEye. Since leaving FireEye last year, DeWalt has joined the boards of directors of multiple security startups, including ForgeRock, Claroty and ForeScout Technologies, as well as Israeli cybersecurity think tank and venture creation firm Team8.
In an interview with CRN, DeWalt said wanted to join Illusive Networks because of the company's technology, which he said solves a key problem around attack detection and attribution. "It feels a little bit like FireEye did early on," DeWalt said. "This is the first technology I've seen that really gives us more time to detect [and track attackers for attribution]."