Timpson’s experience with large, complex IT environments at Microsoft, Novell key as DigiCert continues to onboard large enterprise and IoT accounts amid rapid growth
LEHI, UT (Feb. 26, 2015) —DigiCert, a leading global Certificate Authority and provider of trusted identity and authentication services, today announced the promotion of IT security veteran Dan Timpson to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Since joining DigiCert in 2013, Timpson has used his experience from working at Microsoft and Novell to support DigiCert’s rapidly growing customer base. This includes overseeing development of industry-leading certificate management solutions and architecting in-house systems to enable DigiCert’s adoption of new standards that enhance online trust.
“DigiCert strives to lead our industry toward better practices that benefit our customers,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “Dan and his team play a key role in fulfilling DigiCert’s vision with initiatives such as Google’s Certificate Transparency. Additionally, his team is constantly working to simplify certificate management for our customers and strengthen our security posture.”
During his time at DigiCert, Timpson has progressively built out the company’s development, engineering and security assessment teams to support rapid enterprise customer growth. For nearly two decades, Timpson has led teams in software engineering, penetration testing and security auditing, most recently for Microsoft Corporation before joining DigiCert. Prior to that, he played a key role in defining and enforcing Novell’s application security initiatives.
Timpson is an avid Linux and open source user. In his spare time, he enjoys researching software security issues and is especially interested in the use of technology to solve real-world problems. Timpson has an MBA from Westminster College and a BS in Computer Science & Information Technology.
Combining personal, timely and knowledgeable customer service with intuitive certificate management tools, DigiCert provides a five-star experience to organizations looking to optimize their security efficiently and effectively. As a result, DigiCert continues to attract the business of the world’s leading brands, including six of the global Alexa Top 10. DigiCert also works with SMBs, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, large grid computing networks and channel and software integration providers to help them secure information in transit. This includes being the go-to partner for emerging markets such as the Internet of Things, Wi-Fi security and Directed Exchange of healthcare information.
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