Tanium hires new public sector chief

Cybersecurity company Tanium has hired nearly two-decade technology sector veteran Teddra Burgess as senior vice president of public sector.

Burgess will oversee the endpoint management and secure IT product maker’s work with customers in the federal, state and local government markets along with clients in the education sector.

Tanium said Thursday that Burgess will focus on leading security innovation and modernization efforts amid the overall public sector ecosystem’s renewed focus on improving its cyber posture with government agencies, the private sector and citizens involved.

Most recently, Burgess led the federal government business at ASG Technologies. Her career also includes leadership roles at the former Hewlett-Packard, followed by one of its spinoffs in Hewlett Packard Enterprise and then the HPE spinoff Micro Focus.