Former Vice President, Security Products, Splunk
Friedrichs serves as Vice President, Security Products at Splunk, driving the vision and direction of Splunk’s security portfolio. With a record in building four successful enterprise security companies over the past two decades, Friedrichs most recently served as the Founder and CEO of Phantom. Prior to Phantom, Friedrichs founded Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010 and a key component to Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire in 2013; now thriving as Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). Friedrichs co-founded SecurityFocus (Bugtraq) and led DeepSight, the world's first Internet early warning system, acquired by Symantec in 2002. He also co-founded Secure Networks and led Ballista (CyberCop), one of the industry’s first vulnerability management solutions, acquired by McAfee in 1998. Friedrichs architected and developed a prototype of the first commercial penetration-testing product, SNIPER, acquired by Core Security Technologies in 2001 and further developed into CORE IMPACT. He attended the University of Manitoba and is the co-author of three security books and a recipient of 33 patents.