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by Dave Gradijan

CA Exec Surfaces at Application Security

Feb 06, 20071 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The CA executive who managed the company’s eTrust line of security management software has taken the reins at database security vendor Application Security.

Toby Weiss took over as president and CEO of the company Feb. 1. He replaces Jack Hembrough, who will now serve as chairman of the board.

Weiss is one of three executives to have fled CA over the past month, as the company struggles to turn around its flagging fortunes. The other two were Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president of innovation, and Gary Starkey, senior vice president of CA’s Executive Technology Advisors.

In an interview, Weiss said he welcomed the opportunity to push security into the database area. “There are not too many companies that have very detailed database security [products],” he said.

“There have been over 100 million digital identities stolen since 2005,” he added. “What companies need are solutions.”

Founded in 2001, Application Security is based in New York with a staff of about 120.

-Robert McMillan, IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau)

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