Traceable, the industry leader in API security and observability, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jisheng Wang as Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and VP of Engineering. dr Wang brings to Traceable over 15 years of extensive experience building industry-leading enterprise software and a proven track record of scaling mission-critical applications in disruptive markets. In both roles, he will oversee the innovation of the company’s robust, AI-driven API security platform.
As Head of AI/ML, Jisheng will lead Traceable’s data automation and develop AI/ML paths across strategic programs, solutions and customer relationships. As VP of Engineering, he will oversee the direction of the platform while building and leading the company’s engineering and AI teams with top talent – applying his expertise to the realization of the company’s long-term mission: delivering API security in every industry.
“Our strategic move, Dr. Adding Jisheng Wang to our leadership team enables Traceable to delve deeper into AI/ML.”
“Our strategic move, Dr. Adding Jisheng Wang to our leadership team allows Traceable to delve deeper into AI/ML. In short, with his proven background, we are poised to lead the API security market,” said Traceable CEO and co-founder Jyoti Bansal. “AI plays an important role in Traceable’s mission to protect APIs in every industry. Jisheng’s extensive AI and engineering experience are key to realizing our vision and global growth.”
AI/ML enables Traceable to observe traffic flowing through APIs. It creates statistical and graphical models based on each user’s behavior – including sequences and time intervals – when using APIs and also the interactions between different APIs, and detects any anomaly as potential frauds and threats. This provides customers – including highly regulated industries – with the highest level of API security posture management, API protection, and API security analytics.
Jisheng most recently served as Senior Director of Engineering at Juniper Networks, where he led innovation and R&D of Marvis, a leading AIOps solution that transforms network operations from reactive to proactive remediation using AI/ML. Prior to that, he was senior director of data science in the CTO office at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and also chief scientist at Niara (acquired by Aruba), where he developed the industry’s first patented modular and data-agnostic user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA )-Solution. dr Wang’s career began at Cisco as a technical lead overseeing various security products including email security, web security, cloud security and next-generation firewalls. As a testament to his innovation and experience, he currently holds over 40 patents in the fields of security, networking and AI/ML and is a frequent speaker at AI and security conferences. dr Wang received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
“Traceable’s depth of 360-degree data collection and their world-class team were the reasons I joined the company,” said Wang. “With the rapid adoption of cloud-native and microservice-based software development architecture, APIs, often referred to as the glue that holds software, applications and services together, are unsurprisingly becoming the new target for some business-threatening attacks including OWASP threats, abuse and fraud, and data exfiltration .Using Traceable’s uniquely designed out-of-band and in-app data collection approaches and advanced AI/ML technologies, we are able to build the most comprehensive API security solution, enabling customers to monitor, detect, investigate and remediate various species of API attacks on a single platform.”