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Optiv Security Appoints Dave DeWalt and General (Ret.) David Petraeus to Board of Directors

September 7, 2017

New Vice Chairman and Director Bring Decades of Cyber Security

Leadership Experience, Product Company Knowledge and Global Threat

Intelligence Insight



Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security

solutions, today announced two new appointments to its Board of

Directors: Dave DeWalt, former FireEye and McAfee chief executive

officer, who will serve as vice chairman of the board, and retired

United States Army General David Petraeus.

“Dave and Gen. Petraeus are experts in their respective domains and we

are really excited to welcome them to Optiv’s Board of Directors,” said

Dan Burns, Optiv chief executive officer. “A cyber security industry

icon, Dave has a track record of building innovative, industry-leading

technology companies. His experience advising Fortune 1000 CXOs and

strong understanding of the heterogeneous platform delivery model are

invaluable to Optiv, our partners and our clients in this new digital

business environment.

“As a decorated retired U.S. Army commander and former CIA director,

Gen. Petraeus brings to Optiv unique insight into the global threat

intelligence landscape,” continued Burns. “For years, Optiv has been

working with local, state and federal government agencies to

successfully apply innovative private sector security practices. Now,

with Gen. Petraeus as an advisor, we can step up our efforts and do even

more for our country. Our lab capabilities are ideal for helping

federal, government and non-governmental entities vet technologies and

diffuse new threats as they are discovered.”

DeWalt has more than 25 years in the technology space, holding a series

of leadership positions in some of the industry’s most innovative and

successful companies. He most recently served as FireEye’s chief

executive officer. Previously, DeWalt was McAfee’s president and chief

executive officer, and led the acquisition of McAfee by Intel for $7.7

billion in 2010. Prior to McAfee, DeWalt served in a number of executive

positions at EMC Corporation. He also has held top leadership positions

at Documentum, Quest Software, Segue and Oracle Corporation.

Gen. (Ret.) Petraeus is a Member of KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global

Institute, which integrates geopolitical and global trends expertise,

macroeconomic analyses, and environmental, social and governance issues

and opportunities into KKR’s investment process. Prior to joining KKR,

Gen. Petraeus served more than 37 years in the U.S. military, including

command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command,

and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in

the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the director of the CIA.

With the appointments of DeWalt and Gen. Petraeus, Optiv’s board

currently consists of six members, including: Dan Burns, Optiv’s chief

executive officer; Herald Chen, head of KKR’s Technology investment

team, who serves as chairman of the board; John Park, member of KKR’s

Technology industry team; and Anushka Sunder, principal in Blackstone’s

Private Equity Group.

Optiv is continuing to build its Board of Directors and client advisory

board with top cyber security experts. The company also is expanding its

platform with new innovations with next generation security operations

center (SOC), and orchestration and automation that meet clients’

ever-expanding global needs.

About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of

end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run

successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives

through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive

capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed

security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security

consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services,

and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more

than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more

information, visit www.optiv.com

or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv,


and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc.

Optiv SecuritySusan Vaillancourt, 603-459-8906

Howe, 443-519-5455

Source: Optiv Security

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