DarkLight Hires Three Industry Experts to Leadership Team

Adds Former Microsoft Execs, Jason Upton as Chief Product Officer and
David Aucsmith as Chief Scientist

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/aiplatform?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#aiplatformlt;/agt;–DarkLight, Inc., announces the addition of three senior experts to the
leadership team and an important role change for current executive,
Shawn Riley.

Jason Upton joins as DarkLight’s Chief Product Officer. To this critical
role, Mr. Upton brings over 20 years of senior executive experience from
Microsoft. His extensive and diverse skillset includes leadership roles
over engineering management, engineering systems, digital transformation
of IT systems, test and Q/A automation, Software as a Service (SaaS),
and Agile/Scrum processes.

David Aucsmith joins DarkLight as Chief Scientist after decades of
contributions to the intelligence community, corporate, government and
academic organizations. A former officer of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Aucsmith
has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber
warfare. In addition to his government past, Mr. Aucsmith served in
senior security roles with both Intel and Microsoft and currently serves
on many government agency advisory committees.

Shawn Riley has moved to the role of Chief Visionary Officer where his
skillset and expertise will be better utilized for DarkLight’s strategic
planning. Mr. Riley will continue sharing the AI-driven integrated cyber
defense vision with the wider community as well. In fact, Mr. Riley will
be presenting on this topic at the NSA/DHS sponsored IACD event at the
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab on May 2nd and 3rd.

Lastly, Lynda Gaughan has joined as the Company’s Chief Financial
Officer, following a successful and lengthy career as a start-up
executive in the Seattle area. Ms. Gaughan’s breadth and depth of
knowledge lies in financial forecasting, analysis, compliance,
fundraising, investor relations, operations best practice process
implementation and scalable systems.

DarkLight CEO, Dan Wachtler states, “DarkLight’s ability to mimic human
reasoning through the automated ingestion and use of community best
practices, expert knowledge and adversary playbooks is a game changer.
Our new additions join the entire DarkLight team and will continue
advancing our already powerful solution which augments the inherent
limitations of even the most advanced machine learning and SIEM
products.”

About DarkLight

DarkLight is a patented domain agnostic AI platform for next generation
automated reasoning. Our first use-case, DarkLight Cyber, is a
cybersecurity software that acts as a force multiplier to analysts,
investigators and threat hunters. DarkLight’s unique AI vastly improves
cybersecurity operations and automates the reasoning and processes of a
scarce resource: the logic and experience of human analysts and
investigators. To learn more, please visit www.darklight.ai.

Contacts

DarkLight, Inc.
Julie Malone
[email protected]

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