Growing the CTA Team

2017 was an important year for CTA: We hired our first full- time employees (myself included), welcomed eight new members into the organization, and have hit a milestone of sharing at least 65,000 STIX™ packages per day on the platform. As we look to increase our footprint within the industry in 2018, we have brought in new team members with a diverse set of experience and backgrounds to help support that growth, from all angles.

I am pleased to share that we have recently brought on board three outstanding individuals who will be critical in achieving our goals in 2018 and beyond, from both a technical and organizational perspective. Today, we formally welcome to CTA Jason Minnick, Chief Technology Officer; Neil Jenkins, Chief Analytic Officer; and Kate Holseberg, Director of Programs and Membership.

I’ve included some information about each of our new staff below, and look forward to sharing more CTA news throughout the year. In the meantime, please keep in touch.

 

 

Jason Minnick, Chief Technology Officer

Jason is charged with leading the technical direction for CTA, with a background of more than 17 years of experience building enterprise software across a multitude of industries ranging from start-ups to government. He has spent the majority of his career in start-ups leading development and engineering teams; most recently as the SVP of Product Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity. Jason is a career technologist with a passion for solving complex problems.

 

Neil Jenkins, Chief Analytic Officer

Neil will lead CTA’s analytic efforts, focusing on the development of threat profiles, adversary playbooks, and other analysis using the threat intelligence in the CTA Platform. Previously, he served in various roles within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and Center for Naval Analyses, where he spearheaded numerous initiatives tied to cybersecurity strategy, policy, and operational planning for both the public and private sectors.

 

Kate Holseberg, Director of Programs and Membership

Kate serves as CTA’s director of programs and membership. She is responsible for establishing programs and initiatives to support CTA’s mission, as well as supporting and building CTA membership and community. Prior to joining CTA, Kate served for over ten years in a variety of roles as a private sector consultant in support of homeland security and emergency management programs.

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Author: Michael Daniel

As President and CEO of CTA, Michael Daniel leads the team and oversees the organization’s operations. Prior to joining the CTA, Michael served from June 2012 to January 2017 as Special Assistant to President Obama and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council Staff. In this role, he led the development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy, and ensured that the U.S. government effectively partnered with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other nations.