PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL. --PRNewswire-- Veriato, an innovator in actionable User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) and a global leader in insider threat protection, has named Patrick Knight as senior director of cyber strategy and product management as part of their growth strategy to strengthen their insider threat protection technology.

Knight spent 12 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community in the fields of Signals Intelligence and Cryptanalysis. Since 2001 he has worked in the commercial online security sector developing technologies to help enterprises protect data from threats, including encryption, network filtering, network intrusion detection, and anti-virus technologies. He is a writer and speaker on topics of cyber security in multiple forums including Virus Bulletin.

"Data is the primary commodity in the world today and humans are often the weakest link in the security stack. My years of experience in cyber security have culminated in the ultimate challenge of protecting data against human insider threats through use of user behavior analytics," said Knight. "I'm excited to take on this new role at Veriato to advance our products and help our customers protect their most vital assets – employees and data."

Knight has worked with major online security companies and industry organizations to guide online security policies and innovation including McAfee, Intel Security and Cylance, and has studied several languages including Russian, German and Serbo-Croatian. Since 2017 he has served vital industries including finance, technology, healthcare, utilities and government to identify and protect against insider threats.