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Cylance Expands Leadership Team with Deep Security and Risk Experience

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Irvine, CA -- (May 14, 2013Cylance, Inc., a global cybersecurity technology and services company, applying science to security, today announced the expansion of its executive team with Holly Whalen leading as Vice President of Global Sales and Paul Wilcox as APAC GM & Regional Director. These exceptional additions further Cylance’s global expansion of its Presponse™ security approach and continue its emphasis on quality – people, security intelligence and customer value.

Today’s advanced threats target everyone with a computer or mobile device, no matter how small, including enterprise customers, especially Critical Infrastructure such as Industrial Control Systems and embedded devices that control much of our physical world. Adding go-to-market leaders with rich content knowledge in risk management, compliance and critical infrastructure ensures customers are working with trusted advisors for their risk and security posture.

Holly Whalen joins Cylance to develop and execute global expansion of products and services. She is a recognized industry thought leader with decades long customer and vendor relationships with Critical Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems. Whalen often presents on various security topics related to security breach impacts on the energy sector, PCI and NERC. Whalen will accelerate Cylance growth in the oil and gas, energy, mining, chemical and federal markets, as well as lead Cylance into new regions outside the United States. Whalen comes with a twenty year background as a certified CPA, former risk and compliance auditor and sales leader for industry market leaders McAfee, Solidcore Systems (acquired by McAfee in 2009), SAS Institute, Siebel Systems, JD Edwards and Oracle Corporation.

“Cylance exemplifies quality. Its people, products and overall approach are focused on substantively changing the security world’s approach to risk mitigation. Nowhere have I seen the depth and breadth of recognized security domain expertise with a proven ability to deliver. It’s both an honor and privilege to help drive Cylance to be a leader in security, “ said Holly Whalen.

Joining Whalen to lead Asia Pacific and Japan sales and services is Mr. Paul Wilcox. Wilcox is also an industry veteran with over twenty-five years of enterprise experience in risk management, compliance and sales leadership. Prior to joining Cylance, Wilcox served as Sales Director, Telecommunications and Mobility, Asia Pacific at McAfee and has held executive leadership positions at global organizations including IBM, Symantec and Wyse Technology. Asia Pacific headquarters is based in Sydney, Australia.

Cylance offers Presponse™ as a holistic security process coupling the understanding of a hacker’s mentality with algorithmic intelligence and technology that is highly accurate in predicting and preventing advanced threats. Whalen and Wilcox are proven leaders with expertise in partnering with organizations to ensure they have a solid security infrastructure. Like Cylance’s founders, these leaders join a movement that declares that advanced threats surpass the security detection and prevention capabilities currently installed in businesses around the world.

Through high-end consulting services, Cylance helps organizations recover after an attack while also detecting and preventing future attacks before they impact business. Its Presponse services include advanced compromise assessment capabilities, unpublished threat intelligence and secure software development services. Its objective is to prevent the need for a threat response.

“Cylance continues to bring together some of the most influential leaders from all areas of security to fix the holes in the security industry,” said Stuart McClure, Founder and CEO/President of Cylance. “Both Whalen and Wilcox have proven track records in driving and exceeding sales results across enterprise, commercial, Telco, public sector and vertical markets. They will help Cylance break new ground in each of these markets and expand the adoption of Presponse.”

About Cylance® Inc.

Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit:

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