ICS cybersecurity company appoints CEO

Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles

Mission Secure, an industria­l control system (ICS) cybersecurity technology company, appointed John Adams as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed David Drescher, who will remain with the board of directors.

“A generational shift has radically increased the need for industrial cybersecurity and protection for highly complex and sophisticated commercial and military control systems,” said George Coyle, managing partner at Energy Innovation Capital and Mission Secure board member. “Mission Secure is already delivering leading-edge systems that protect numerous mission-critical commercial and military control systems from cyber threats.  John has previously built large security businesses, and given the company’s rapid growth and technology leadership, we are thrilled to have him on board to build Mission Secure into the ICS market leader.”

Adams is an accomplished senior executive with more than 20 years of consistent record-setting business performance and growth in the security industry. He has held successive senior executive positions with publicly traded global companies and has started and built entrepreneurial organizations into large privately-held companies which have demonstrated record setting growth and financial performance. He most recently served as CEO of Waratek for five years and built the company into the recognized leader in the application and middleware cybersecurity space with a worldwide customer base.

“With all of the emphasis placed on IT security, cybersecurity in critical infrastructure and industrial control system networks continues to lag dramatically,” said John Adams, CEO, Mission Secure. “The OT/ICS cybersecurity market is ready for a company to set the pace as a leader and innovator in the space. With our portfolio of highly differentiated technologies and security services, Mission Secure has all of the elements necessary to maintain and expand that position. My goal is to exceed our customer’s individual needs, scale our business, and continue to reinforce why Mission Secure is the “New Standard” in the OT/ICS cybersecurity space.”




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