|By Business Wire||
|February 17, 2014 11:00 AM EST||
iSIGHT Partners, a global leader in the cyber threat intelligence industry, today announced the appointment of Patrick McBride as its Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The appointment underscores iSIGHT Partners’ expanding commitment to enable and support forward-looking cyber security operations.
As Vice President of Marketing and Communications, McBride is responsible for defining the global threat intelligence market and iSIGHT Partners’ unique profile. Beyond typical Chief Marketing Officer responsibilities, such as expanding the sales pipeline to bolster aggressive revenue growth, McBride will be a key advocate for security professionals shifting from attack response to proactive preparation.
“The next generation of security requires advanced threat intelligence as a core component of any program. If we continue to rely on historic data to counter current or prospective threats, we will always be fighting yesterday’s battles,” said John P. Watters, Chief Executive Officer, iSIGHT Partners. “McBride is an IT security veteran. He understands that his mission isn’t to win the game, his mission is to change the game – both for iSIGHT Partners and for the good guys in cyber security.”
McBride has more than 20 years of high-tech experience, cultivating deep roots in cyber security during his career. Prior to joining iSIGHT Partners, McBride led global marketing initiatives at Xceedium Inc. He joined Xceedium from PMB Consulting Inc., which provides strategic marketing for high-tech companies. He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of META Security Group, a security and compliance software company, and served as the senior vice president of META Group, where he led the global research team’s network security and IT operations.
“iSIGHT Partners is a spectacular company, but more importantly it is a critical cause,” said McBride. “iSIGHT Partners is remaking how cyber security professionals contend with growing, sophisticated, and global cyber threats by making intelligence-led preparation a reality. We’re not looking to solve cyber crimes, we’re looking to prevent them.”
About iSIGHT Partners
iSIGHT Partners is the leading global provider of cyber threat intelligence. With 200+ experts in 16 countries and expertise in 24 languages, only iSIGHT can deliver the full context and intent of their most damaging threats, allowing security organizations to respond faster, defend proactively, and invest smarter. Find iSIGHT Partners on the web at www.iSIGHTpartners.com or email us at [email protected].