AUSTIN, Texas, United States - July 27, 2021 - Dr. Kara Nance has joined CyberRatings.org as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). She will be
responsible for expanding the non-profit’s test program for cloud and legacy cybersecurity products, along with
developing new test technologies for the cloud.
Dr. Nance is co-author of "The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide" as well as numerous technical articles. She
was previously a computer science professor before transitioning to government and industry. She served as a
Senior-Executive Advisory Board member for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and was a Board
Member of the Honeynet Project for many years. Dr. Nance is a frequent trainer and speaker on cybersecurity and
associated issues with an emphasis on national security.
“I am excited to join the Cyber Ratings team and to accelerate their cloud testing plans,” said Dr. Nance. “I look
forward to leveraging my technical experience while learning new skills from both the producers and consumers of
cybersecurity products as we all work together to better understand and protect our digital assets.”
“We are delighted to have Kara’s multi-faceted expertise in cloud technologies and how to effectively test them as the world moves to the cloud at an accelerated pace,” said Vikram Phatak, Chairman and CEO. “Her deep technical knowledge of how cybersecurity products are engineered is essential to shaping the future of testing for cloud security products and services.
The reliance on cyber defense technology vendors has never been greater as consumers move to the cloud. Test
programs at CyberRatings continue to grow as vendors introduce new security products to the market. Tests
currently underway are for Cloud Network Firewall and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).