Aqua Security appoints Paul Calatayud as CISO

Calatayud brings over 20 years of experience to his new role at Aqua, where he will help scale the security programme

Aqua Security, pure-play cloud native security provider, has announced the appointment of cybersecurity industry veteran Paul Calatayud as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Calatayud brings over 20 years of experience to his new role at Aqua, where he will help scale the security programme, shape strategies to advance innovation in cloud native security and work with customers to enhance their cloud native security posture.  

Calatayud has spent more than two decades leading product and security teams for companies across industries ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Most recently, Calatayud served for over four years as Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks and prior to that, he held various security, privacy and risk roles at SANS, FireMon, and Code42 among others.  

Dror Davidoff Co-Founder and CEO, Aqua Security says: “Security is at the core of what we do, and our ability to secure our own systems is as important as our ability to help our customers secure theirs.

“Paul understands the necessity to be both a manager of our risk and security posture as well as an educator and advisor to our customers. His knowledge and experience will be crucial as we continue to build our security team and scale the business."

Calatayud says: “The future of the cloud is now, and cloud native security is not a ‘nice to have,’ but rather a must have.

"Aqua is the only pure-play provider of cloud native security solutions Instead, and I am eager to join the industry leader at this critical moment for the future of cybersecurity. In my role as CISO, I will focus on ensuring the integrity and security of Aqua’s solutions, so we can maintain the highest level of trust with our customers as they navigate their cloud transformations.” 

Calatayud plans to grow Aqua’s security team and also focus on supporting product innovation including Aqua’s open source projects. He will prioritise advancing key certifications, including FedRAMP, to ensure Aqua’s cloud offerings are trusted across markets.  

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