Mobile Security Firm Shevirah Gets New CEO, Sets Sights on Enterprise
Mark Longworth, the inventor of the NetWitness technology, joins the mobile security startup as it looks to make an enterprise push.Mobile penetration testing firm Shevirah is getting new executive leadership as the company positions itself for a big enterprise push. Mark Longworth, known in the security industry as the inventor of the NetWitness technology, which was acquired by RSA in 2011, is joining Shevirah as CEO. Shevirah, founded by Georgia Weidman, graduated from the Mach37 cyber-accelerator program in 2015. Weidman's goal with Shevirah is to build on her existing open-source Smartphone Pentest Framework to create an enterprise platform. She is looking for Longworth, using his experience and business acumen, to help push Shevirah into the enterprise. "Longworth is really the best fit for Shevirah as he has both business experience and technical chops, which is rare to find in a top-flight executive," Weidman told eWEEK. "His claim to fame is NetWitness, which in its time started a new market, which in a way is what we're trying to do with Shevirah." NetWitness' core innovation is the use of analytics to gain security insights. The NetWitness product line is now known as RSA Security Analytics. In contrast, Shevirah is aiming to open up the world of mobile penetration testing. With the new executive appointment, Weidman will now transition into the CTO role at Shevirah.
With Longworth at the helm, Shevirah is defining its platform, which will initially comprise three product offerings. In the summer of 2016, Longworth expects to debut a new open-source Smartphone Pentest Framework, which will enable attacks against a single target using multiple vectors.