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As the chairman and CEO of Tenable, the world’s leading provider of vulnerability management capabilities, Amit Yoran oversees more than 1,600 employees who communicate cyber risk to more than 40,000 customers worldwide. He also is one of the thought leaders in the industry, providing insight into cyber risk and the state of U.S. critical infrastructure from the company’s Columbia headquarters.

Tenable reported $149 million of revenue in 2021, a 26% increase over the previous year.

“In 2021, we dramatically expanded the types of connected assets that we assess to enable our customers to more fully measure and manage cyber risk, leveraging our unified platform, in the midst of escalating threats and cloud transformation, Yoran said in a news release.”

Yoran, who has served on several presidential advisory commissions, submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security in March, arguing for a formal systemic approach to risk assessments and processes — and regulations requiring transparency and standards of care.

Yoran prevoiusly served as the director of the National Cybersecurity Division and as the founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team program. He founded and built two security companies, Riptech, acquired by Symantec, and NetWitness.

He earned a master’s degree in computer science from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy.