cyber defense owl, a provider of hardware-enhanced security solutions for military, intelligence and critical infrastructure organizations, has promoted CTO Ken Walker to CEO. Walker also remains chairman while succeeding former CEO Bob Stalick, who is retiring.
Walker previously held key positions at DynCorp, SecureMethods, Booz Allen Hamilton and Trusted Information Systems.
Owl Cyber Defense, based in Columbia, Maryland, has 188 employees listed on LinkedIn. The company develops hardware and software that secures government and critical infrastructure systems. Major customers include US federal agencies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas providers, and cloud service providers.
Owl has a partner program which includes OEMs, Resellers, Technology Alliances and Value Added Resellers. A key relationship involves Owl Data Diodes and Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery – which together “provide a secure data vault solution that can be monitored remotely to maintain healthy operations in the vault and gain insight into anomaly detection.” Owl’s technology enables secure data transfers of system health information outside of the vault, and enables log files and SNMP data to securely reach SIEM systems, the company says.
Owl Cyber Defense Property, Security Acquisitions
Owl Cyber Defense has evolved through several M&A deals in recent years. The timeline includes:
Owl Cyber Defense Appoints CEO: Investor Insights
In a prepared statement on Owl Cyber’s CEO transition, DC Capital Partners Chief Investment Officer Thomas J. Campbell said:
“For more than two decades, Owl Cyber Defense has provided unparalleled cybersecurity protection for some of the nation’s most critical assets. Owl is a company we are proud to support, and over the past few years Ken has played a pivotal role in the company’s success, and we are delighted to have Ken step in as CEO to continue to lead the trajectory of Owl. ‘owl.