Sammie Walker has joined Dallas-based mobile security provider Zimperium as chief marketing officer.
Zimperium, the only mobile security platform purpose-built for enterprise environments, said Walker will be responsible for driving growth and awareness of Zimperium’s mobile security platform as it scales to provide organizations worldwide with protection against the increasing volume and severity of mobile threats.
“Mobile devices are an increasing focus of cybercriminals. Last year, there was a 466% increase in exploited, zero-day vulnerabilities used in active attacks against mobile endpoints. But it is not just mobile endpoints introducing risk into corporate systems – 42% of organizations reported unauthorized apps and resources accessed enterprise data,” Zimperium CEO Shridhar Mittal said in a statement. “As Zimperium enters a high-growth phase to help more organizations protect against increasing threats to their endpoints and applications, Sammie is the perfect person to join our leadership team as CMO. She brings extensive experience in driving growth, building strong teams and accelerating pipeline for networking and security companies. She is a world-class leader, and we are excited for her to join us as we continue our next phase of growth.”
To support that growth, Zimperium said it continues investing in its team and leadership following its $525 million acquisition by Liberty Strategic Capital last year.
Tech marketing veteran
Walker is a veteran technology marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in high-tech, and specializes in performance-marketing, demand generation, and building leading brands for technology and cybersecurity companies.
Most recently, Walker was CMO at Bugcrowd where she earned positive market validation from leading industry analysts and established Bugcrowd as a leader of crowdsourced cybersecurity. Before that, Walker spent five years as CMO at Infoblox, a leader in next-gen DNS management and security, where she led a data-driven transformation of its marketing team and of its brand from a data-center networking provider to a modern, cloud-first networking and security company.
Zimperium offers real-time, on-device protection against both known and unknown threats. Its patented and award-winning z9 machine learning-based engine protects mobile endpoints and apps from device, network, phishing, and application attacks.
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