Brandon Hoffman has been named Intel 471's first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reporting to the company's CEO.

Hoffman has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Most recently, he served as CISO and head of security strategy at Netenrich, an IT service management company helping businesses accelerate digital IT transformation to drive outcomes across ITOps, cybersecurity, networks, and cloud. Prior to Netenrich, he served as Vice President of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471 where he was responsible for the solutions team, which helped organizations of all shapes and sizes operationalize Intel 471’s intelligence offerings. He has also served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Lumeta Corporation, a cloud visibility and network security management company; Federal CTO at network security risk analytics company RedSeal Networks; and was an adjunct professor at Northwestern University for nearly five years where he was a guest lecturer for the Master of Science in IT 458, Information Security course.

Earlier in his career, Hoffman held a variety of roles including technical business development and practitioner positions within security architecture, penetration testing, networking, and the data center. He earned a Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Illinois.