Eric P. Whittleton Appointed CEO of vThreat

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IT industry veteran joins adversary simulation leader to drive the company’s sales, marketing, and partnership functions and position the company for rapid growth and expansion

vThreat Inc., a leader in adversary simulation, today announced the appointment of Eric P. Whittleton as their new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Whittleton will drive the company’s go-to-market strategy and execution during this period of rapid growth.

Since vThreat launched in September 2014, Whittleton has worked closely with vThreat’s Founder and CTO, Marcus Carey, to help strategically align the company for growth and to be the market leader providing adversary simulation and security control testing applications to a global market. Whittleton also currently serves on vThreat’s Board of Directors.

“It is a thrill for me to be asked by Marcus and vThreat’s Board of Directors to step in as vThreat’s CEO,” said Whittleton. “I am excited about the opportunity to work hand in hand with Marcus and the leadership team to extend vThreat’s position as the leader in adversary simulation, helping security practitioners defend and protect their organizations from data breaches while also assisting C-level executives in better understanding cyber risk, as it pertains to organizational and enterprise vulnerabilities.”

With more than 30 years in technology management, Whittleton has worked as a systems engineer, account manager, business developer and C-level executive. Previously, Whittleton served as COO, President and CEO of Information Systems Support (ISS). During a ten-year timespan, Whittleton grew the company from less than $1M dollars in revenue and 8 employees to over $200M and 1100 employees. In 2006, Whittleton guided ISS through an acquisition whereby the company was acquired in a multi-million dollar deal. Post ISS, Whittleton was an EVP and GM at CACI. Upon leaving CACI, he has been providing C-level consulting services to various clients and investing angel capital into promising start up companies. He was the lead investor in the seed round for vThreat.

“Eric brings three decades of solid executive management and leadership experience to vThreat and I’m excited to hand the leadership reigns over to him to help build and grow our company,” said Marcus Carey, Founder and CTO of vThreat. “In just a short amount of time, Eric has played a critical role in building out our go to market strategy that will help us achieve our overall growth plans. Under his leadership, I have no doubt that vThreat will penetrate and dominate the adversary simulation market.”

vThreat is a MACH37 company and a graduate of the Fall 2014 cohort. MACH37 is a premier market centric cybersecurity accelerator located at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Herndon, Virginia.

About vThreat Inc.

Founded in September of 2014 by Marcus Carey, former NSA and DC3, vThreat is a 100% cloud based adversary simulation SaaS platform that enables organizations to conduct Cyber Security control testing, adversary simulations and internal validation and verification on production networks without real exploitation. vThreat does this by imitating the actions of attackers inside of the target network. Utilizing vThreat allows organization to proactively enhance their cyber readiness posture by identifying cyber security blind spots, calibrating their cyber security network defenses, conducting risk mitigation, evaluate new network security products, refine procedures for incident response and assess their security personnel for training and re-training purposes. For more information, please visit:

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