MixMode Inc. has announced the appointment of cybersecurity industry veteran Karen Buffo as Chief Marketing Officer. In her new role, Buffo will establish a world-class marketing function, driving the marketing strategy and execution for MixMode’s self-supervised cybersecurity platform during a period of rapid growth and demand.
Buffo brings over two decades of experience in developing and leading enterprise marketing strategies that deliver substantial value for customers, partners, employees, and the cybersecurity community. Prior to joining MixMode, she served as CMO of the Symantec Enterprise Division, a role Broadcom appointed her to after the acquisition of Symantec. Buffo also held senior leadership positions at Oracle and Anomali, where she led the global marketing strategy across all activities, driving substantial pipeline growth and strengthening the brand.
“We are thrilled to have Karen join the team,” said John Keister, CEO of MixMode. “Karen’s wealth of cybersecurity knowledge, expertise in building powerful brands, and go-to-market acumen will help continue to build out our leadership team. Karen is joining us at an interesting time as we continue to grow our footprint both in the U.S. and globally.”
MixMode’s self-supervised cybersecurity platform is delivering tremendous value to partners and customers, and with its proprietary generative artificial intelligence platform, MixMode is uniquely positioned to define and lead the next phase of the cybersecurity market. Buffo’s experience and leadership will be invaluable in amplifying the brand, expanding market leadership, and accelerating new growth opportunities.
Buffo is a recognized industry keynote speaker, mentor, and contributor to the cybersecurity community, and she joins MixMode during a time of great momentum. With global entities in banking, public utilities, and government sectors relying on MixMode to protect their most critical assets, the company is poised for continued growth and success.
MixMode’s patented, self-learning platform acts as the Cybersecurity Intelligence Layer, detecting both known and unknown attacks, including novel attacks designed to bypass legacy cyber defenses. This is accomplished in real-time, across any cloud or on-premise data stream. The platform dramatically improves the efficiency of SOC teams previously burdened with writing and tuning rules and manually searching for attacks. The MixMode platform can be deployed remotely, with no appliances, in under an hour, and business outcomes are evident within days.
The company is backed by PSG and Entrada Ventures and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. MixMode’s no-rules-required cybersecurity platform serves large enterprises with big data environments across a variety of industries. With the addition of Karen Buffo as CMO, MixMode is poised to take its game to the next level and continue to provide customers with the best self-supervised cybersecurity platform on the market.
“I am honored and excited to join MixMode and help further build a world-class go-to-market team,” said Buffo. “MixMode’s self-supervised cybersecurity platform is delivering tremendous value to partners and customers. With its proprietary generative artificial intelligence platform, MixMode is uniquely positioned to define and lead the next phase of the cybersecurity market. I look forward to working with the team to amplify the brand, expand our market leadership, and accelerate new growth opportunities.”
The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with new threats emerging every day. MixMode’s self-supervised cybersecurity platform is designed to stay ahead of the curve, utilizing advanced AI to detect and prevent both known and unknown attacks. With the addition of Karen Buffo as CMO, MixMode is well-positioned to continue its mission of providing customers with the best cybersecurity platform on the market.