February 19, 2015 10:00 ET

Michael Brown Named IID's First-Ever Vice President of Engineering

In Just One Year, IID Has Doubled Executive Team From Five to 10

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2015) - IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Michael Brown as the company's first-ever Vice President of Engineering. Brown is responsible for IID's product technical vision, and leading all aspects of product technology development and operations with specific emphasis on the company's threat intelligence management system, ActiveTrust.

"Michael brings to IID a rich history as a technology executive with more than a quarter century of experience transforming and leading high-performing computer, nuclear and mechanical engineering organizations," said IID CEO Lars Harvey. "As dozens of government agencies and Fortune 500 companies began using ActiveTrust to gather intelligence about the latest cyberthreats and power their cybersecurity infrastructure, it was clear that we needed ActiveTrust to technically scale to meet this high demand. Michael has a proven record of delivering significant product enhancements as companies enter their next growth stage and we're excited to have him join the team." 

Prior to IID, Brown served for more than a decade as Chief Technology Officer at Prepared Response, a developer of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions used by over 1,200 public safety agencies nationwide and 16,000 facilities worldwide. Before this, Brown held leadership positions at Frank Russell Company (creator of the Russell Indexes) and the United States Navy.

"IID is a storied company, having discovered and taken down one of the first phishing attacks back in the mid 90s," said Brown. "I'm excited to join the team as we disrupt the cybersecurity industry once more. This time with ActiveTrust, the world's largest commercial cyberthreat data exchange."

IID Growth
With the addition of Brown, IID has now doubled its executive team over the past year. This mirrors the company's growth over the past year as it has doubled its office size -- now occupying three floors in an office building in downtown Tacoma, Washington -- and having grown its overall employee count to more than 80.

More information about Michael Brown can be found at

About IID
IID is a cybersecurity company. Its flagship product, ActiveTrust, adds clarity to cyberthreat intelligence by distilling threat data from thousands of trusted sources, and fusing it into actionable intelligence delivered to security professionals and automated infrastructure. Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies leverage IID to detect and mitigate threats, making ActiveTrust the world's largest commercial cyberthreat data exchange. For more, go to

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