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Tacoma Internet security firm adding Silicon Valley veteran to executive team

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:52 am |
November 7, 2012 11:52 am

Tacoma-based IID, an Internet security firm, is adding a well-known Silicon Valley Internet security sleuth to its executive team.

Paul Ferguson, formerly a senior threat analyst with Trend Micro, will become IID’s first vice president of threat intelligence, the company said today.

“It is no secret that Paul is one of the foremost experts in identifying the latest malicious threats on the Internet, and in helping law enforcement identify and bring those criminals to justice. It is with great pride and excitement that I am introducing him as part of the IID executive team today,” said IID President & Chief Technology Officer Rod Rasmussen. “As we build out offerings that will bring private and public enterprise together to share and collaborate about the latest malicious threats, Paul will play a vital role that will prove crucial to our company’s growth and help protect the Internet from malicious actors.”

“It’s an exciting time as IID builds out a new approach to securing business online, and therefore making the move from Silicon Valley to Tacoma was a no brainer,” said Ferguson.

In addition to his work at Trend Micro, Ferguson also has held positions at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Sprint, Computer Sciences Corp. and AT&T.

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