ANN ARBOR, MICH. (May 20, 2014) – Last week, Lawrence Technological University awarded Duo Security CEO and co-founder Dug Song with the title of Innovator of the Year. Announced at a reception on May 15, Song was chosen from nearly 50 nominees for his numerous significant contributions to the information security industry.
Created in 2005, the Leaders & Innovators program was developed by Lawrence Tech to recognize Michigan business executives leading the top industries that are expected to be key to Michigan’s economic future - one of those being the technology sector.
Song has a long history of leading successful products and companies striving to solve modern information security problems. Currently, Song is CEO and co-founder of Duo Security, an information security company that provides a cloud-based two-factor authentication solution for small to large enterprise organizations worldwide. Using innovative technology, Duo Security’s out-of-band authentication effectively protects against account takeover while providing an intuitive user experience.
As a privately-held company, Duo Security’s investors include Google Ventures, True Ventures, Resonant Venture Partners, and Radar Partners. Song co-founded Duo Security after spending seven years as Chief Security Architect at Arbor Networks. Arbor Networks is an Ann Arbor-headquartered company founded in 2000, stemming from research conducted at the University of Michigan that was eventually funded by the U.S. Defense Agency Research Projects Administration (DARPA).
Song is also recognized for building the first commercial network anomaly detection system that was acquired by NFR Security, a leader in real-time threat prevention (acquired by Check Point Software Technologies, specializing in enterprise firewall, consumer Internet security and VPN markets). And before that, he managed security in the world's largest production Kerberos environment at the University of Michigan.
More of Song’s contributions to the security community include popular open source (OpenSSH, libdnet, dsniff), distributed filesystem (NFSv4) and operating system (OpenBSD) projects. He also co-founded the USENIX Workshop On Offensive Technologies (WOOT).
About Duo Security
Duo Security provides cloud-based two-factor authentication to more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. In as little as fifteen minutes, Duo’s innovative and easy-to-use technology can be deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft, and account takeover. Try it for free at www.duosecurity.com.
John Kreuzer, 408-827-4360