Risk I/O

October 14, 2014 08:00 ET

Risk I/O Appoints Security Veteran Karim Toubba as CEO

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Risk I/O, the leading vulnerability threat management platform, announced today that it has appointed Karim Toubba as chief executive officer. Ed Bellis, Risk I/O Co-Founder and CEO, will continue to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Risk I/O.

"Risk I/O is growing dramatically, and Karim brings the perfect mix of security knowledge, product strategy and sales expertise to help usher the company through the next phase of its expansion," said Bellis. "Karim has an incredible track record of building highly successful businesses in competitive market segments. His experience will be a tremendous asset as we focus more heavily on sales and marketing to meet demand for our platform. He has a clear vision for the future of the company and I look forward to working closely with him to expand our reach and further innovate on our core technology."

Toubba brings nearly twenty years of experience in technology and information security to Risk I/O. He most recently served as Vice President of Global Security Channels at Juniper Networks. Prior to that, he drove the turnaround of Juniper's billion-dollar security business unit as Vice President of Products and Strategy. He has also held executive positions at Ingrian Networks ahead of its acquisition by SafeNet, Inc., and Digital Island before its acquisition by Cable and Wireless.

"Risk I/O is solving a very real problem facing CISOs today -- the need for a clear view of where they are most vulnerable and exposed. Before Risk I/O, it was essentially impossible to identify where attacks are most likely to occur," said Toubba. "The team has built a sophisticated, easy-to-use platform that delivers immediate value to enterprise users. The company has gained some incredible momentum over the last three years, and I'm excited to join Risk I/O at such a pivotal time in its growth."

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Risk I/O is a vulnerability threat management platform that processes external Internet breach data, exploit data and zero-day threat intelligence with internal vulnerability scan data to monitor, measure and prioritize vulnerability remediation across an organization's IT environment. As a result, security professionals know their likelihood of experiencing a breach and what vulnerabilities pose the greatest risk now and over time. Risk I/O processes over two billion vulnerabilities a day against Internet breach data for its users and has formed strategic partnerships with threat intelligence providers such as Dell SecureWorks, Verisign iDefense, AlienVault and 6Scan. Backed by US Venture Partners, Tugboat Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, and Hyde Park Angels, Risk I/O is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Visit

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