Company: Nozomi Networks
Founder(s): Andrea Carcano
About Nozomi Networks
Nozomi Networks is the leader in OT and IoT security and visibility. They accelerate digital transformation by unifying cybersecurity visibility for the largest critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, building automation and other OT sites around the world. Their innovation and research make it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks through exceptional network visibility, threat detection and operational insight.
Edgard Capdevielle, President and Chief Executive Officer, brings an extensive background in successfully managing and expanding markets for both start-ups and established technology companies to his role as CEO. Previously he was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Imperva, where he led teams that made the company’s web and data security products leaders in their space. Prior to that he was a key executive at storage companies Data Domain and EMC.
Focused on developing Nozomi Networks’ global business, Edgard’s tremendous passion, energy, vision and drive-to-win is being brought to bear on guiding Nozomi Networks to its next stage of development. Edgard has a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Andrea Carcano, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, is an expert and international leader in industrial network security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He co-founded Nozomi Networks in 2013 with the goal of delivering a next generation cybersecurity and operational visibility solution for industrial control networks.
As Chief Product Officer Andrea defines the vision for Nozomi Networks products and is the voice of the customer within the organisation. In this role he draws on his real-world experience as a senior security engineer with Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, as well as his academic research.
With a passion for cybersecurity that began in high school, Andrea went on to study the unique challenges of securing industrial control systems. His Ph.D. in Computer Science from Università degli Studi dell’Insubria focused on developing software that detected intrusions to critical infrastructure control systems. His Masters in Computer Science from the same institution involved creating malware designed to take advantage of the lack of security in some SCADA protocols and analysing the consequences.
Andrea has published a number of academic papers, including one describing an early example of malware targeting SCADA systems.