Joe Lea has joined Viakoo, a provider of IoT vulnerability remediation, as a new Board Member. According to the company, Lea will help develop the company’s strategic approach within the IoT/OT security market.
Viakoo says that Lea has more than 20 years of product, security and business experience and has held numerous technical and executive leadership positions, most recently serving as President and Board Member at Shift5, a fleet cybersecurity and operational intelligence provider.
At Shift5, Lea drove growth for Shift5’s customers, employees and stakeholders. Previously, he was Vice President of Product at Armis, Inc., an IoT security company.
“The IoT/OT attack surface is the largest exposed attack vector for enterprises today,” said Lea. “I’m excited to join Viakoo, which ensures that every connected enterprise can maintain 100% visibility and security for their network devices without disrupting operations, something no other solution has achieved.”
Lea also served as the Head of Product at Tanium, the endpoint security and management platform used by more than half of the Fortune 500, where he built the team and operating model that spawned its broad portfolio of security and systems management products. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science, which has informed his perspective on technology and led to numerous patents and award-winning product offerings.
“Joe is an industry leader with an impressive background in the IoT/OT cybersecurity space,” said Bud Broomhead, CEO of Viakoo. “We couldn’t be happier that he is joining our Board to provide strategic direction for Viakoo as we continue significant growth in the IoT security market.”
Viakoo enables customers to defend their IoT attack surface. Its Action Platform keeps distributed unmanaged and IoT environments secure and operational.