In an attempt to beef up their security, Gemini exchange has hired David Damato as their new Cheif Security Officer. Prior to working with Gemini, Damato was the CSO of top cybersecurity firm Tanium.
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While in Tanium, Damato built and led a mature cybersecurity team that engineered unique security solutions to help protect government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and banks around the world. He was instrumental in making the firm the world’s most valuable privately-held cybersecurity company. Before Tanium, Dave was an early member of the leadership team at Mandiant, a premier cybersecurity firm that was later acquired by FireEye.
In the press release announcing the news, Gemini exchange emphasized about their attention to security:
“Security is the bedrock of our culture and one of Gemini’s four pillars along with Product, Licensing, and Compliance. It’s why, for example, we were the first exchange and custodian in the world to complete a SOC2 Type I examination and allow you to secure your account using hardware security keys via WebAuthn. We are excited for Dave to continue our Security Team’s tradition of building David Damato pioneering world-class security solutions to secure the future of money.”
Gemini has been showing tremendous growth in the past few months, and DAmato is joining at the right time. In just last year, the firm has expanded to more than 200 employees and has built out its senior leadership team, which includes the appointments of Sydney Schaub as General Counsel, Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto as Managing Director, Operations and Robert Cornish as Chief Technology Officer.