Volexity Names Volatility Developer Michael Hale Ligh as CTO
November 4, 2014
Reston, VA Nov. 4, 2014 — Ligh is a lead developer of the world’s most widely used memory forensics software, Volatility, and joins Volexity from Verizon Terremark where he served as the Director of Malware Research.
Volexity, an innovator in threat intelligence and incident response solutions, today announced that the company has named Michael Hale Ligh as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Ligh comes to Volexity after years of leading the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies at Verizon Terremark. The technology built under his leadership plays a critical role in fortifying the Internet’s infrastructure and protecting some of the most highly targeted commercial and government networks.
As CTO for Volexity, Ligh will focus on accelerating innovation and product development of next generation incident response and memory forensics products.
“MHL is one of the most talented and innovative researchers in the industry who’s pioneering work has changed the way people perform malware analysis and digital forensics, ” said Steven Adair, CEO of Volexity. “Michael’s decision to join Volexity speaks to the exciting and unparalleled technologies you can expect from our growing team.”
“Given the talent they have hired and the technology they have been building, Volexity is in a unique position to disrupt the security and forensics industries,” said Ligh. “I’m looking forward to working with this amazing team and building the products required to fight off the modern digital adversary.”
Prior to Verizon Terremark, Ligh was a Senior Security Intelligence Engineer at iDefense and Chief of Special Projects at MNIN Security. Ligh is also the lead author of a number best selling technical books, including “The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux and Mac Memory ” and “Malware Analysts Cookbook: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code.” He is also a regular lecturer and teaches memory and malware analysis courses around the world. Additionally, Ligh has worked with some of the largest healthcare providers and financial institutions on vulnerability research and malware cryptography.
Volexity is a leading provider of threat intelligence and incident suppression services and solutions based in the Washington, DC area. The Volexity team has provided security and forensics services to Fortune companies, government agencies, and leading security vendors across the globe. Over the past decade, the Volexity team has developed groundbreaking technology that has transformed the way modern digital investigations are performed. These solutions increase enterprise visibility and facilitate rapid intrusion suppression. The Volexity team leverages its extensive investigative experience and unique threat intelligence sources to hunt for malicious actors within organizations. More information about Volexity can be found at http://www.volexity.com
Media Contact: Steven Adair, Volexity, LLC, 1-888-825-1975, [email protected]