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Pam Murphy is Imperva’s New CEO

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Cybersecurity firm Imperva recently announced the appointment of Pam Murphy as the new CEO, effective immediately. Interim CEO Charles Goodman will continue as chairman of the board.

Previously, Pam Murphy served as COO of enterprise software company Infor. Prior to Infor, Murphy served multiple leadership positions at Oracle Corp. and Andersen Consulting. Her background includes experience in field sales, professional services operations, and deep operational experience in running global organizations. Murphy also held a variety of roles across North America, Europe, and APAC.

Imperva develops and sells information security software for databases and web applications, on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments.

“We’re excited to have Pam join us on our mission to protect critical assets from cybercriminals’ ever-changing attacks,” said Charles Goodman. “As an accomplished executive who has led operations for some of the world’s largest software companies and demonstrated ability to deliver customer value on a massive scale, she is perfectly positioned to lead Imperva through our next phase of growth.”

Commenting on her new role, Pam Murphy said, “I’m looking forward to building on the foundation laid by our outstanding leadership team and capitalizing on Imperva’s market-leading products. Our relentless focus on our customers and their needs will always come first as we seize the many opportunities that lie ahead and significantly grow the business both domestically and internationally.”

Chris Hylen, Imperva’s former CEO, resigned from the company last year after a data breach that affected customers of Imperva’s Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF). The breach occurred due to errors that happened when the company was migrating to a cloud-based database service, according to Imperva’s CTO Kunal Anand.

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