LEADERSHIP

Steve Piper, Founder, CEO & Chief Analyst

Steve has over 25 years of high-tech marketing and product management experience and a solid track record of success. As CEO, Steve oversees CyberEdge’s sales, marketing, and consulting operations while also serving as Chief Analyst for CyberEdge’s custom research offerings. Over the years, Steve has won numerous professional awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP).

Before CyberEdge, Steve led product marketing and product management at Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), contributing to the company’s successful IPO and leadership position in the Gartner IPS Magic Quadrant. Prior to Sourcefire, he was head of marketing at Oblicore (acquired by CA) and was among the first 100 employees at Citrix. There he held multiple senior-level marketing roles, helping Citrix grow company revenue from $15 million to $600 million in just six years.

Steve has achieved a CISSP certification from (ISC)2 and has authored more than a dozen books on cyber security. A frequent speaker on security topics, Steve has earned BS and MBA degrees from George Mason University. When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and playing in the World Series of Poker.

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Steve Piper, Founder, CEO & Chief Analyst 

Steve has over 25 years of high-tech marketing and product management experience and a solid track record of success. As CEO, Steve oversees CyberEdge’s sales, marketing, and consulting operations while also serving as Chief Analyst for CyberEdge’s custom research offerings. Over the years, Steve has won numerous professional awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP).

Before CyberEdge, Steve led product marketing and product management at Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), contributing to the company’s successful IPO and leadership position in the Gartner IPS Magic Quadrant. Prior to Sourcefire, he was head of marketing at Oblicore (acquired by CA) and was among the first 100 employees at Citrix. There he held multiple senior-level marketing roles, helping Citrix grow company revenue from $15 million to $600 million in just six years.

Steve has achieved a CISSP certification from (ISC)2 and has authored more than a dozen books on cyber security. A frequent speaker on security topics, Steve has earned BS and MBA degrees from George Mason University. When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and playing in the World Series of Poker.

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Andy Wiltsie, Director of Worldwide Sales

Andy is responsible for leading the sales effort for new business development at CyberEdge, including demand generation, customer acquisition, and account management.

Andy is no stranger to the technology sector, with over 20 years of sales and business development experience. Prior to CyberEdge, Andy was an Account Executive at Gartner for eight years, a National Account Manager at SANS for 10 years, and more recently served as an Enterprise Account Executive at (ISC)2.

When not working, Andy enjoys staying fit and is an avid runner. He also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Habitat for Humanity in his local community.

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Andy Wiltsie, Director of Worldwide Sales

Andy is responsible for leading the sales effort for new business development at CyberEdge, including demand generation, customer acquisition, and account management.

Andy is no stranger to the technology sector, with over 20 years of sales and business development experience. Prior to CyberEdge, Andy was an Account Executive at Gartner for eight years, a National Account Manager at SANS for 10 years, and more recently served as an Enterprise Account Executive at (ISC)2.

When not working, Andy enjoys staying fit and is an avid runner. He also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Habitat for Humanity in his local community.

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Jon Friedman, Managing Consultant & Senior Analyst

Jon has over 25 years of marketing experience with software, computer, and IT services companies. As a Managing Consultant at CyberEdge, he oversees a variety of client projects featuring multiple CyberEdge consultants, while also serving as the primary consultant for content creation, custom research, and publishing projects, as well. As a Senior Analyst, Jon is co-author of CyberEdge’s award-winning Cyberthreat Defense Report and an available author of CyberEdge survey reports and analyst reports.

Prior to CyberEdge, Jon held a variety of product marketing, product management, and competitive analysis positions at both start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies, including Fiberlink Communications, Astaro, Nortel Networks, Wang Software, and Unisys.

Jon has spoken at security conferences and has been published in numerous IT industry periodicals. He contributes time to industry organizations, having served on the board of directors of Agile New England and the ASP Industry Consortium. He has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he’s not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, as well as reading historical novels.

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Jon Friedman, Managing Consultant & Senior Analyst

Jon has over 25 years of marketing experience with software, computer, and IT services companies. As a Managing Consultant at CyberEdge, he oversees a variety of client projects featuring multiple CyberEdge consultants, while also serving as the primary consultant for content creation, custom research, and publishing projects, as well. As a Senior Analyst, Jon is co-author of CyberEdge’s award-winning Cyberthreat Defense Report and an available author of CyberEdge survey reports and analyst reports.

Prior to CyberEdge, Jon held a variety of product marketing, product management, and competitive analysis positions at both start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies, including Fiberlink Communications, Astaro, Nortel Networks, Wang Software, and Unisys.

Jon has spoken at security conferences and has been published in numerous IT industry periodicals. He contributes time to industry organizations, having served on the board of directors of Agile New England and the ASP Industry Consortium. He has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he’s not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, as well as reading historical novels.

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Tanya Candia, Managing Consultant & Senior Analyst

Karen has nearly 30 years of professional experience in information technology, with 20 years of that dedicated to security publication development. As a Managing Consultant at CyberEdge, she oversees a variety of client projects featuring multiple CyberEdge consultants, while also serving as the primary consultant for content creation, custom research, and publishing projects. As a Senior Analyst, Karen is an available author of CyberEdge survey reports and analyst reports.

Prior to CyberEdge, Karen was a senior computer scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she co-authored more than 60 publications on a wide variety of security topics. She has also authored, co-authored, or contributed to 15 books and nearly 200 articles on security.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UW-Parkside, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in technical writing from Utah State University. When she’s not working, Karen enjoys watching Washington Capitals hockey, assembling Lego buildings, and spending time with her husband and pet rabbits.

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Karen Scarfone, Managing Consultant & Senior Analyst

Karen has nearly 30 years of professional experience in information technology, with 20 years of that dedicated to security publication development. As a Managing Consultant at CyberEdge, she oversees a variety of client projects featuring multiple CyberEdge consultants, while also serving as the primary consultant for content creation, custom research, and publishing projects. As a Senior Analyst, Karen is an available author of CyberEdge survey reports and analyst reports.

Prior to CyberEdge, Karen was a senior computer scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she co-authored more than 60 publications on a wide variety of security topics. She has also authored, co-authored, or contributed to 15 books and nearly 200 articles on security.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UW-Parkside, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in technical writing from Utah State University. When she’s not working, Karen enjoys watching Washington Capitals hockey, assembling Lego buildings, and spending time with her husband and pet rabbits.

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