HiddenLayer Appoints Security Channel Vet Abigail Maines as CRO

HiddenLayer recently emerged from stealth to launch its ML detection and response solution.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 23, 2022

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HiddenLayer has hired security channel vet Abigail Maines, previously with Cybereason and Check Point Software Technologies, as its CRO.

HiddenLayer’s security platform safeguards the machine learning (ML) models enterprise organizations use behind their most important products.


HiddenLayer’s Abigail Maines

Maines previously was Cybereason’s vice president of channel and commercial sales in North America. She brings 20 years of experience in the SaaS market to HiddenLayer.

Before Cybereason, she ran North America channel sales at Check Point Software Technologies and was responsible for double-digit increases in bookings.

HiddenLayer recently emerged from stealth to launch its ML detection and response (MLDR) solution. It detects and prevents cyberattacks targeting ML-powered systems. Gartner reports that two out of every five organizations have suffered an artificial intelligence (AI) privacy breach or security incident.

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“While we are not a mature channel organization yet, we will be,” Maines said. “I intend to be channel centric early. And we will focus on ensuring our flagship product MLDR drives services business for all partner types. including VARs, GSIs and MSSPs. Early feedback from design partners has been overwhelming. And we are grateful for the channel’s support so quickly in our history.”

Time to Go to Market

Chris Sestito is HiddenLayer’s CEO.

“Now is the time to bring our product to market,” he said. “And we are excited to have Abigail lead that charge. Abigail fits HiddenLayer perfectly given her diverse background, which includes building companies from scratch and leading well-established, $1 billion-plus lines of business. She is passionate about driving meaningful security outcomes and excels at empathetic partner engagement, and will be my partner in building HiddenLayer on a strong foundation of these core values.”

Prior to Check Point, Maines led business development for Cylance. There, she led a cross-functional global team responsible for the company’s most strategic partnerships.

In 2020, she co-founded Females In Every Role Change Everything (FIERCE), a professional organization that accelerates the success of women in business, government and academia. She is also a volunteer coach for the nonprofit, Girls With Impact, a nationwide program that equips girls with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become the leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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