Security Strategy, Plan, Budget

Cybersecurity executive changes

March 16 , 2020
has initiated a search to replace the organization’s current CEO David Shearer who will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2020. Shearer led (ISC)² since 2015 and under his leadeship, the association grew to 153,000 certified members and associates in 175 countries. The search for a replacement will be led by its board of directors, who have engaged organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry to assist in the recruitment effort. 

February 12, 2020
Russell P. Reeder was tapped by the cloud-based data protection firm Infrascale to be the company's new CEO. Infrascale founder and former CEO, Ken Shaw Jr. will remain on as an advisor to the company. The company also announced other executive level changes with Brian Kuhn named COO, Robert Peterson as CFO, Carolyn Kress as Chief People Officer, Lindsay Haun as vice president of Global Customer Success, and Adam Berger as vice president of Global IT and Cloud Operations.

February 4, 2020
Yassir Abousselham was named Splunk's new Chief Information Security Office. Previously, Abousselham was CISO at Okta. In his new role he will report to Splunk CTO Tim Tully.

December 17, 2019
Marty Edwards
was named by Tenable as its vice president of operational technology (OT) security. In this role Edwards will serve as an evangelist for the company’s OT security vision with a particular focus on furthering government and industry initiatives to improve critical infrastructure security.

July 23
LogRhythm named Mark Logan as CEO. Previously, he served as
president of Attunity and CEO of WealthEngine.

July 10
Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Guy Walsh was named the the founding executive director of The University of Texas at San Antonio's National Security Collaboration Center. The center is a consortium of 38 government, university and industry partners dedicated to advancing research, education and workforce development in cybersecurity, data analytics and cloud computing.

June 19
Karen O’Reilly Smith has been named chief security officer at Rackspace replacing Brian Kelly who retired. Smith previously served as chief information security officer international for Aetna/CVS.

June 13
Deloitte named Deborah Golden, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, as the new leader of the company's U.S. Cyber practice. For the last five years Golden served as the government and public services (GPS) cyber leader, the GPS advisory market offering leader, and the GPS empowered well-being leader .

June 6
Dan Hubbard was named CEO of Lacework after previously having been chief product officer, where he was responsible for driving innovation and expanding the company’s security strategy for public and private clouds.

May 30
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ross Myers was named U.S. Cyber Command’s deputy commander by U.S. Army General Paul M. Nakasone, who heads both the NSA and Cyber Command. With the new position Myers was promoted to Vice Admiral. Previously, Myers had served as Cyber Command’s chief of staff.

Wells Fargo today named Gary Owen as chief information security officer where he will report directly to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology. Most recently, he was CISO at WarnerMedia, formerly Time Warner, where he was responsible for global information security strategy, technology risk management, information protection and compliance.

May 2, 2019

NSS Labs has named Jason Brvenik Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he held the position of chief technology officer since January 2017.  Vikram Phatak, CEO since 2007, will remain active on the Board of Directors and Executive team as Founder

December 4, 2018

(ISC)2 appointed Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cybersecurity advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, governments, academic institutions and others to collaborate on strong cybersecurity policies, legislation and education throughout EMEA in order to drive recruitment and professional development for the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. Previously, de Leeuw was an associate partner for cybersecurity and innovation at the Dutch consulting firm Revnext.

November 14, 2018

Stuart Itkin was named Exostar’s VP of Product Management, where he will oversee all of Exostar’s strategic and tactical product management and product marketing activities. Previously, Itkin oversaw operations at SAIFE, a software-focused perimeter solution firm.

May 24, 2018

Venafi has named Ben Golub to its board of directors. Golub is currently the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs and previously he was the CEO of Docker.

April 9, 2018

Fidelis Cybersecurity has tapped Nick Lantuh for the position of president and CEO. Lantuh held previous roles as founder and president of NetWitness and executive chairman of eSentire. Lantuh succeeds interim President and CEO John McCormack, who will return to the chairman of the board role at Fidelis.

April 6, 2018w

U.S. Department of Defense named Dana Deasy its new CIO taking over the position in early May. Deasy previously served as CIO for JP Morgan Chase.

March 27, 2018

Karamba Security made several senior level staff appointments appointing Guy Sagy chief technology officer, Assaf Harel, Karamba Security's co-founder is now Karamba's chief scientist and Amir Einav has been named Karamba Security's vice president of Marketing.

March 15, 2018 

CryptoSecure  reported that John McAfee has joined the company as senior strategic advisor.

March 8, 2018

Endgame reported that Shelley Leibowitz is joining the Endgame Board of Directors. Leibowitz Endgame Advisory Board since 2013. In addition, she also serves on the at E*Trade Financial, where she sits on the Risk Oversight and Governance Committees and she serves on the Board of Directors of AllianceBernstein Holding LP, where she sits on the Audit Committee.

February 27, 2018

Sumo Logic has named Barracuda CEO, BJ Jenkins, to the company's board of directors as its first independent member.

January 30, 2018

Flashpoint announced that Peter George has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. George has previously held leadership roles at Fidelis Cybersecurity, Crossbeam Systems, Nortel Networks, and Bay Networks.

January 23, 2018

The FIDO Alliance announced that Sean Estrada, Amazon's head of industry security engagement, will join the Alliance's board of directors effective immediately.

January 17, 2018

(ISC)² today announced its newly elected board of director's officers: Chairperson: Dr. Kevin Charest, Vice Chairperson: Jennifer Minella, Treasurer: Greg Thompson and Secretary: Wim Remes. The four join the 13-member board which provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates, and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.

Charest is the chief information security officer for Health Care Service Corporation, Minella serves as vice president of engineering and consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, Thompson is vice president of global operational risk for Scotiabank and Remes is the founder of and principal consultant at NRJ Security.

January 9, 2018

James Turgal, former executive assistant director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Information and Technology Branch, has joined Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory's Cyber Risk Services practice as managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Turgal will primarily focus on advising clients on cyber incident response, cyber war-gaming and cyber resilience.

December 19, 2017

Exabeam announced that Tim Matthews has joined the company as its chief marketing officer. Previously Matthews was Imperva's marketing and global brand strategy and previously led marketing efforts at PGP Corporation, Symantec and RSA Security.

December 14, 2017

Cindy Provin appointed Chief Executive Officer, Thales eSecurity has named Cindy Proven CEO effective January 1, 2018. Previously, Provin held the positions of president and chief strategy and marketing officer for the company. She will be based in San Jose, California joining the 150 employees at its U.S. headquarters.Pwnie Express named Todd DeSisto as the company's new CEO. DeSisto has been a member of the company's board of directors since 2016 and previously held the position of president & CEO of Axeda Corp.

November 29, 2017

Jim Skidmore was named Chief Revenue Officer/Head of Sales at AppGuard. His duties will include managing and expanding the company's sales team with a primary focus on the end-point management market. Prior to this move, Skidmore was vice president of sales, marketing and business development for Blue Bay Technologies.

Bricata reported two new additions with Phil Salopek joining as CFO and Orville Pike coming on board as vice president of engineering. Salopek, most recently, was co-founder and chairman of Illumineto, while Pike moves over from Koolspan where he held the same position.

November 28, 2017

Shelley Westman was named a Principle/Partner in EY's advisory practice with a focus on cybersecurity.  Shelley is the demand leader for the Southeast region and will be working with clients across the region in all areas of cybersecurity. Previously, Westman was senior vice president for alliances & security services at Protegrity. Westman is an advocate for boosting the number of women in the cybersecurity sector by founding“WISE” – Women in Security Excelling, a group devoted to advancing women in security.

October 3, 2017

Brendan O'Connor has been named ServiceNow's first Security CTO effective immediately. Previously O'Connor spent 10 years at Salesforce where he led Salesforce's global information security organization as CSO.

September 19, 2017

Mark Weatherford was named to Indegy's advisory board. Weatherford currently serves as senior vice president and chief cybersecurity strategist vArmour. Previously, Weatherford served as deputy unde rsecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland.

September 14, 2017

AppGuard announced Jon Loew will take over as the company's CEO and chief marketing officer effective September 14, as well as, being appointed to the company's board of directors. Loew previously served as CEO for KeepTree, which was just acquired by AppGuard.

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have selected Peter Guffin, the head of Pierce Atwood's Privacy & Data Security practice, to serve as one of 16 arbitrators in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arbitration program. As an arbitrator, Guffin, who currently guides clients through compliance with state, federal and international privacy and data protection laws and regulations, is charged with resolving privacy disputes between EU citizens and U.S. organizations and will help shape international privacy law and cross-border data transfer mechanisms. Guffin is the professor of practice and co-director of the University of Maine School of Law's Information Privacy Law Program.

September 11, 2017

Former U.S. Government Chief Information Officer Tony Scot will join Squire Patton Boggs as their Senior Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Advisor. Scott has also served as Chief Information Officer at VMware, Microsoft Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, respectively, and as and Chief Technology Officer of Information Systems and Services at General Motors Corporation.

September 11, 2017

Cheryl Davis, former director for cybersecurity policy at the U.S. National Security Council and principal director of cyber policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has joined FTI Consulting's cross-segment cybersecurity team as a managing director in its Technology segment.

September 7, 2017

Former FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt (left)and Retired General David Patraeus (right) have been named to Optiv Security board of directors. DeWalt, who also is the former CEO at McAfee, will serve as vice chairman.Petraeus, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, is the former director of the CIA.

Mike Potts will take over as Webroot CEO effective September 25. Potts was also named to the company's board of directors. He will succeed Dick Williams who is retiring as CEO but will remain on the board. Potts previously worked at Cisco where he helped integrate his former company, Lancope after it was purchased by Cisco.

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