For more than a decade, Christy Wyatt was immersed in mobile security - most recently as CEO of Good Technology. Now she has re-emerged as CEO of Dtex Systems. What new challenges does this role pose to the veteran security and technology leader?
Primarily, Wyatt says, her new company and position give her the opportunity for a fresh look at endpoint security.
"What is sort of striking to me is that despite all of the investment companies have made in locking things down, and blocking technology and managing things, we still have such little information about what's actually going on at the endpoint," Wyatt says. "What really kind of caught my eye about Dtex is that they're not just throwing out alerts ... they're giving answers. They're giving a storyline that's saying 'Here's what's going on. The user accessed this, and then they did that, and they put it there ...' and it's in a fully auditable trail."
For Wyatt, this approach created an "aha" moment.
"With that kind of visibility, imagine all of the interesting questions you could answer for your organization," she says.
In an Executive Sessions interview (see audio link below photo) about her new leadership role at Dtex, Wyatt discusses:
- What attracted her to Dtex from Good Technology;
- How she helps Dtex stand out in a crowded cybersecurity marketplace;
- Ideas for how the security industry will evolve in 2017.
Wyatt is CEO of Dtex Systems and serves as a member of the board. Formerly, she was chairman, CEO and president of Good Technology, which specializes in mobile security. During her tenure at Good Technology, she led the company through significant transformation and aggressive growth - and its subsequent acquisition by Blackberry in 2015. Prior to Good Technology, Wyatt held leadership positions at Citigroup, Motorola, Apple, Palm and Sun. In 2015 she was named one of Inc. Magazine's Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in America. Also in 2015, she was named CEO of the Year by the Information Security Global Excellence Awards. She was named one of the top 100 Women Leaders in STEM in 2012 and named one of Fierce Wireless' "Most Influential Women in Wireless" several years in a row.