Brandon Hoffman has been appointed as Intel 471’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Intel 471 is the leading provider of cybercrime data for leading intelligence, security, and fraud teams.
Hoffman has almost two decades of cybersecurity experience. He was most recently the CISO and head of security strategy at Netenrich, an IT service management company that helps companies accelerate digital IT transformation to drive results in areas such as ITOps, cybersecurity, networks, and cloud.
Prior to joining Netenrich, he was Vice President of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471, where he oversaw the solutions team, which assisted organisations of all sizes in putting Intel 471’s intelligence offerings into action. He has also worked as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Lumeta Corporation, a cloud visibility and network security management company; as the Federal CTO at RedSeal Networks, a network security risk analytics company; and as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he was a guest lecturer for the Master of Science in IT 458, Information Security course, for nearly five years.
Hoffman previously worked in various roles which included technical business development and practitioner positions within security architecture, penetration testing, networking, and data center. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Science in Information Technology and the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).