Thornton is well known in the industry as a technology and business leader with a demonstrated track record in developing and growing successful technology companies. Thornton currently serves as chief technical officer for AlienVault, a leading provider of Unified Security Management™ and crowd-sourced threat intelligence with headquarters in Silicon Valley.
“I am pleased to have Roger join our team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about cybersecurity technology innovations and forward thinking approaches to the market,” said Tom Ayers, CEO N-Dimension.
“I have been at the forefront of advancing cybersecurity technology as the threat landscape has evolved and become an increasingly hazardous environment,” stated Thornton. “N-Dimension has embarked on a creative path that will be a game changer in advancing protection of critical infrastructures from threats. I look forward to the opportunity to participate in helping accelerate the company’s success.”
Prior to AlienVault, Thornton founded Fortify Software, building it into a world-class cybersecurity company that was eventually acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He has also worked with several leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, guiding and launching multiple successful technology companies. Over his career he has held leadership roles at companies including Centerline Software, Apple Computer (Taligent), and Sun Microsystems (JavaSoft).
Thornton has BS and MS degrees in Engineering from San Jose State where he graduated with honors. He serves as an advisor for select venture capital firms and start-up companies worldwide and provides counsel and advice to corporate executives and government leaders on the topics of cybersecurity policy and emerging industry trends.
About N-Dimension Solutions
N-Dimension is a market leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) with innovative solutions tailored to protect smart energy networks from cyber attacks, improving system reliability and safeguarding critical infrastructure, data and assets. The company’s N-Sentinel line of services delivers vigilance, detecting and alerting on cyber threats. It combines cloud-based security intelligence and cybersecurity experts to deliver actionable guidance that enables utilities to take timely, preemptive action to protect themselves against cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Company headquarters are in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and U.S. headquarters are located in Addison, Texas. N-Dimension is the exclusive cybersecurity partner of Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association (APPA), an associate member of the APPA, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Electricity Distributors Association (EDA).