Circadence® Names Dr. George (Fred) Wright Executive Vice President, Research and Development
Wright Brings Diverse Experience in Information Security and Solving Challenging Industry Technical Problems to Fast-growing Cybersecurity Company
Boulder, CO — August 17, 2017 — Circadence® Corporation, a market leader in cybersecurity training and education, today announced the appointment of Dr. George (Fred) Wright as Executive Vice President, Research and Development.
In this role, Wright will drive research and development for Project Ares® and the Company’s other solutions, working with the company’s business units to ensure development efforts align with rapidly evolving industry and customer needs. Additionally, he will work closely with key industry partners to support the executive vision for the organization.
Wright has more than 25 years of experience in research and development. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), he worked to solve some of the hardest technical challenges facing government and industry. Previously, he served as a Fellow for the GTRI, where he led the Cyberspace/Information Operations Initiative. In this role, he also evaluated start-up cybersecurity technologies and led commercial business development in cybersecurity for Fortune 500 companies.
“Constant adaptation of technology, people and threats has many organization struggling to effectively train and assess their cybersecurity teams and readiness,” said Mike Moniz, president and CEO of Circadence. “Fred’s vast experience in cybersecurity, combined with efforts to bring new innovation to market to solve pressing business challenges, makes him a key addition to the fast-growing Circadence team that’s transformed security training into a realistic, agile and gamified experience.”
In 2008, Wright founded a cybersecurity incubator, which led to the formation of a major research laboratory within GTRI, the Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Laboratory. Wright also serves as an adjunct professor in the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science and lead instructor in the Cyber Security Certificate Program.
Circadence® Corporation is a market leader in next-generation cybersecurity education and training. Circadence’s ecosystem is the first fully immersive, AI-powered cybersecurity training and assessment platform for government and enterprise organizations. Circadence’s solutions modernize outdated and largely generic cybersecurity training with an advanced online gaming platform that delivers persistent, immersive, and real-to-life experiences that match and adapt to a contemporary threat environment. For more information on Circadence, visit www.circadence.com/.