Press Release

Threat Stack Names Brian M. Ahern as New Chairman & CEO

New Leadership Brings Wealth of Experience to Fast Growing Threat Stack, Inc.

BOSTON – May 28, 2015 – Threat Stack, Inc., the leader in continuous cloud security monitoring, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian M. Ahern as the company’s next Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1. Ahern, 47, was most recently Founder and CEO of Industrial Defender, a global leader in cyber security, compliance, and change management solutions for industrial control systems; acquired by Lockheed Martin in April of 2014.

Since founding Industrial Defender, Inc. in 2002, Ahern was able to grow the company to serve more than 400 companies in 25 countries, building the brand into the global leader in security for industrial control systems. A pioneer in cyber security, Ahern is looking to apply his successful business and security experience, this time in the cloud security market with Threat Stack.

As Chairman and CEO, Ahern’s first priorities will be building a world-class team of the industry’s best talent and focusing on customer-driven technology development in support of Threat Stack’s increased demand. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead Threat Stack into its next stage of growth,” said Ahern. “It is one of those perfect storm scenarios where you have the right product, market demand, and team all coming together at the right time to create a world-class, sustainable, disruptive cloud security company”.

“Ahern’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience in transforming startups into global market leaders made him a logical choice to bring Threat Stack to the next level,” said Chris Lynch, Threat Stack Board Member and Investing Partner at FKA (the technology group formerly part of Atlas Venture). “We are happy to have him on board and are excited about Threat Stack’s bright future.”

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About Threat Stack

Threat Stack provides continuous security monitoring for public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures protecting servers, and the data they access, from intrusion and data loss. Built in the cloud, for the cloud, Threat Stack is the first and only intrusion detection and auditing service purpose-built for cloud environments where network-based controls cannot be deployed. Threat Stack is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information and to start a free trial, visit


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