Deep Instinct Appoints Deborah Chase Hopkins to its Board of Directors
Deep learning cybersecurity pioneer taps ex-Citigroup executive’s expansive Fortune 500 leadership to provide market insights and further advance global expansion
FEBRUARY 21, 2019 -- NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Deep Instinct, the first company to apply Deep learning to cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Deborah Chase Hopkins to its Board of Directors. Hopkins’ appointment further solidifies Deep Instinct’s emerging role as a global leader in Deep learning-powered cybersecurity platforms and technologies.
Hopkins has served in several high-level C-suite roles, including Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Citi. Prior to her retirement from Citi in December 2016, she was founder and CEO of Citi Ventures based in Silicon Valley and Citi’s first Chief Innovation Officer. In that role, she and her team focused on partnering with emerging companies in the cybersecurity and technology sectors for deployment in the financial services industry. These partnerships included direct equity investments by Citi Ventures and support to these companies enabling them to scale at a highly accelerated pace.
Prior to Citi, Hopkins served as Chief Financial Officer at both The Boeing Company and Lucent Technologies. She was also General Auditor at General Motors and followed as Vice President of Finance at GM Europe in Zurich.
Deborah Chase Hopkins is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Union Pacific, Marsh & McLennan, and Virtusa, and is an Advisory Board Member at M3 Biotechnology Inc., SalesHero and an Executive Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She also serves as Treasurer at St. John’s Hospital Foundation and as a Trustee for Silicon Couloir both located in Jackson, WY.
“In my various roles, across multiple industries, I’ve had tremendous opportunities to participate in and lead transformations critical to long established companies as they face the challenges of the 21st century. The greatest of those challenges is cybersecurity. The advancements in AI and deep learning that Deep Instinct has implemented in their solutions for cybersecurity is a critical component of those transformations,” said Hopkins.
“As the first company to apply Deep learning technology to cybersecurity, we take great pride in the work that we’re doing for our enterprise clients by being a trendsetter in this growing field,” said Guy Caspi, CEO and Co-founder at Deep Instinct. “Debby’s past accomplishments and experiences at several leading companies are a perfect fit for our ongoing efforts in the cybersecurity space and a testament to the pioneering work our teams do every day. I look forward to working with her as we continue to bring the very best in real-time threat prevention to market.”
“As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve and shift toward a new reality steeped in artificial intelligence, we need true visionaries on our Board who understand the implications this has for enterprise in the future,” said Lane Bess, Executive Chairman of the Board, Deep Instinct. “Debby is one of the brightest in her field and we’re confident that her industry experience, business acumen and innovative thinking will be instrumental in providing Deep Instinct with valuable counsel as it continues its global expansion. This is a fantastic company with true vision and we’re all excited about her joining the team.”
About Deep Instinct
Deep Instinct is the first company to directly apply Deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning technology is inspired by the human brain’s innate ability to learn, adapt and react. Just as the human brain learns to identify, Deep Instinct’s artificial deep neural network learns to prevent all types of cyber threats and its prediction capabilities become fully instinctive. As a result, any types of malware, both known and first-seen malware, zero-days, ransomware and APT attacks from any kind are predicted and prevented in real-time with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in an enterprise ecosystem, including Network, Endpoint and Mobile, enabling robust multi-layered protection.