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Lance Spitzner Joins the Attivo Networks® Advisory Board

Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Security Awareness

Founder of the Honeynet Project joins the company, applying deep industry knowledge towards continuous advancements in deception technology

FREMONT, Calif. January 29, 2019Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today welcomes Lance Spitzner, a pioneer for deception and cyber intelligence and advocate for cybersecurity awareness, as the newest member of its Advisory Board. He will accompany current board members, Marshall Heilman and Bill Ender in further enhancing Attivo Networks deep expertise in addressing ever-evolving cyberthreat challenges.

Spitzner is currently the Director of Security Awareness at SANS Institute and brings over 20 years of expertise in cyberthreat research as well as security architecture awareness and training to Attivo. He is the founder of The Honeynet Project, one of the first volunteer cybersecurity organizations dedicated to learning the tools, tactics, and motives of global cyber actors, and is considered a pioneer in the fields of honeypots and cyber intelligence. Spitzner’s work with honeynets built the foundation for deception for cybersecurity and has since proven to have made a significant impact in countering cyberattacks.

“Our Advisory Board is proud to welcome another esteemed thought leader and educator with a unique perspective to our roster of highly respected cybersecurity experts,” said Attivo Networks CEO Tushar Kothari. “Lance’s deep understanding of emerging threats, cyberattack motives, and advocacy for threat intelligence will be essential in driving innovation to further advance our threat detection capabilities.”

Spitzner has published three security books, consulted in over 25 countries, and helped over 350 organizations build programs to manage their human risk. Prior to information security, he served as an armor officer in the Army’s Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois.

To learn more about Lance and the Attivo Networks Advisory Board, follow him on Twitter at @lspitzner, or connect with Attivo Networks at:

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception technology, provides an active defense for early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception Platform provides a comprehensive and customer proven platform for proactive security and accurate threat detection within user networks, data centers, clouds, and a wide-variety of specialized attack surfaces. The portfolio includes expansive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to efficiently misdirect and reveal attacks from all threat vectors. Advanced machine-learning makes preparation, deployment, and operations fast and simple to operate for organizations of all sizes. Comprehensive attack analysis and forensics provide actionable alerts, and native integrations that automate the blocking, quarantine, and threat hunting of attacks for accelerated incident response. The company has won over 70 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit

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