Darin Andersen is a distinguished Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. In 2013, Andersen founded CyberTECH (CyberHive and iHive Incubators), a global cybersecurity and IoT network ecosystem providing cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums across the nation. Andersen is also founder of CyberUnited, a cybersecurity, big data and predictive analytics firm that applies a behavioral psychology framework via machine learning, data, analytics and inferential algorithms to determine and prevent identity and insider threats within the enterprise, academic and government organizations.
Before founding CyberUnited, Andersen was the GM, North America for Norman Shark, a forensics malware analytics company, recently acquired by Blue Coat Systems. Prior to Norman Shark, Andersen was the Chief Operating Officer at ESET, an award winning and antivirus solutions company, where he was a leading driver in growing the company to over 800 employees worldwide and building an extensive network of malware research centers in 9 countries as well as a network of partners spanning more than 180 countries. While COO at ESET, Andersen created the “Securing Our eCity” initiative. The initiative, now an independent Foundation, was recognized by The White House as the “Best Local/Community Plan” DHS National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge.
Andersen was named a Distinguished Fellow by the Ponemon Institute, a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policies. He received the Internet of Things award at the 2014 Cybersecurity Awards and was named Top Influential by The San Diego Daily Transcript for 2015. Andersen received an MBA in Finance and Operations Management and second Masters in Information Systems and Operations Systems, both from University of Southern California.