AttackIQ, a specialist in Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, has appointed John Brown to lead its Global Channel business, according to a prepared statement.

BAS Market Primed for Expansion

Brown comes aboard at a time of mass expansion in the automated BAS market, with global revenue expected to surpass $3.5 billion by 2026, AttackIQ says. The company predicts that the number of global partners will almost double as a direct result of growing demand for BAS technologies.

Brown expressed his enthusiasm for the job ahead:

"I joined AttackIQ because I was deeply impressed with their market leadership in the Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) space. Channel partners that I have worked with for the past 20 years have expressed a high interest in the valuable data and defense mechanism with which AttackIQ can provide them, so I am thrilled to embark on a new journey and look forward to supporting their mission to equip customers and partners with expertise and knowledge in building threat-informed defense practices."

Brown's experience over two decades includes leadership positions across the EMEA Channel for Menlo Security Inc., and as director for Northern Europe & Middle East. He also served as EMEA director of Strategic Alliances for LogRhythm.

More About AttackIQ

In September 2021, AttackIQ launched a managed security validation service to help cybersecurity teams proactively uncover gaps in their security controls and act on remediation recommendations. The managed service is based on AttackIQ’s breach and attack simulation technology. AttackIQ's Security Optimization Platform leverages a MITRE ATT&CK-aligned library of known adversary behaviors and lets users run security tests in production across the cyber attack kill chain.

AttackIQ also offers the AttackIQ Academy, which provides users with access to free courses on BAS, threat and risk management and other cybersecurity topics.

In June 2021, AttackIQ raised $44 million in a Series C funding round led by Atlantic Bridge.