Device Security Firm Armis Names Sachin Shah as CTO for OT and ICS

July 23, 2021

Armis, a provider of asset visibility and security tools, announced this week that Sachin Shah has taken the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at the company.

Armis has developed a platform that is designed to help organizations discover and monitor managed, unmanaged and IoT devices, including medical devices and ICS. The company provides EDR, asset management, compliance, incident response, threat detection, and visibility solutions.

“Sachin will be instrumental in how we innovate on our OT and ICS capabilities,” said Nadir Izrael, co-founder and CTO at Armis. “In alignment with our growth strategy, we are further expanding our OT/ICS solutions teams and Sachin will help expand our efforts collaborating across the business and ensuring we remain a best-in-class cybersecurity OT/ICS provider.”

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Shah has helped architect and manage smart factories, industrial IoT, and has extensive experience with artificial intelligence, zero-trust, risk and compliance, and edge security. At Armis, he will evaluate all strategic partnerships to ensure customer needs are met as well as work to build out the OT/ICS business unit to help enterprises better manage external threats and scale at speed.

“Recent attacks on water treatment facilities, oil and gas pipelines, and other critical infrastructures further prove that cyber resilience in these sectors is critical to national security,” said Shah. “Armis will continue to grow and innovate our OT/ICS capabilities to help these entities be even more cyber secure and resilient and I look forward to expanding our solution suite to meet today’s threat landscape and help organizations prepare for tomorrow’s attacks.”

Since it emerged from stealth mode in June 2017, Armis discovered potentially serious Bluetooth and DNS vulnerabilities, and in 2019 it discovered critical vulnerabilities in the Wind River VxWorks real time operating system (RTOS), named collectively as ‘Urgent/11’.

Armis was acquired by Insight Partners in January 2020 at a valuation of $1.1 billion, then raised $125 million at a $2 billion valuation in February 2021.