Waltham, Mass. - October 14, 2015 – Digital Guardian, the only endpoint security platform purpose built to stop data theft, today announced the founding members of its Technical Advisory Board. Comprised of distinguished information security executives with vast experience in both the public and private sectors, the Technical Advisory Board will provide Digital Guardian with insights, recommendations and guidance for its strategic vision.
Digital Guardian has experienced significant growth and momentum since installing security industry veteran Ken Levine as CEO in 2014, including 30% YoY growth from 2013 to 2014, the addition of over 100 new employees and the acquisitions of Armor5, a Gartner Cool Vendor in cloud data protection, Code Green Networks, a Network, Cloud and Discovery DLP company, and Savant Protection, a provider of advanced application whitelisting solutions.
“I’m pleased to welcome the founding members of Digital Guardian’s Technical Advisory Board to our team as their wealth of industry knowledge, technical expertise and experience will contribute greatly to our next wave of innovation,” said Ken Levine, president and chief executive officer, Digital Guardian. “As Digital Guardian continues to deliver its mission of providing ubiquitous data protection, the Technical Advisory Board will be instrumental in its counsel and guidance for the future developments of Digital Guardian’s Next Generation Data Protection Platform.”
The Digital Guardian Technical Advisory Board includes:
Jane Holl Lute, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Internet Security
Jane Holl Lute currently serves as chief executive officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an operating not-for-profit organization that serves as home of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) providing cybersecurity services for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. CIS also administers the Critical Security Controls – the set of measures internationally recognized as the foundation for best practice in cyber security hygiene. Lute has previously served as served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). She also served on the National Security Council staff under both President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton.
When describing why she joined the Digital Guardian Technical Advisory Board, Jane Holl Lute offered the following: “Digital Guardian seeks to stay at the leading edge of protection against data loss, by offering up to date, innovative solutions that can be tailored to clients’ needs. I hope to share insights from my national and international security experience over three decades to help them continue to innovate and lead.”
Dan Geer, Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel
An entrepreneur, author, scientist, consultant, teacher, and architect, Dr. Daniel Geer is Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel. Previously, Geer served as CTO of @stake, a leading digital security consulting firm. He is a widely noted author in scientific journals and the technology press, and has co-authored several books on risk management and information security.
“The pinnacle goal of security engineering is not ‘no failures’ but rather ‘no silent failures.’ The Digital Guardian product delivers a fully instrumented operating system, the sine qua non of ‘no silent failures.’ It is a privilege to be associated with it and it’s one of the primary reasons why I joined Digital Guardian’s Technical Advisory Board.”
Hem Pant, Chief Information Security Officer, Commercial Banking, ING
Pant is an experienced Information Security and Risk Management professional, with more than 15 years in financial services and consulting. At ING, he enables senior business leaders around the globe to tackle risk through security consulting services and technologies.
“I decided to join the Digital Guardian Technical Advisory Board as I, a practitioner of Information Security controls and a user of Digital Guardian, understand the potential the tool has and can provide very constructive feedback. I will enable Digital Guardian by providing them with context of the challenges the Financial Industry faces and how organizations like Digital Guardian can help in resolving some of these issues.”
About Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian is the only data-aware security platform designed to stop data theft. The Digital Guardian platform performs across traditional endpoints, mobile devices and cloud applications to make it easier to see and stop all threats to sensitive data. For more than 10 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with an on premise deployment or an outsourced managed security program (MSP). Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness and transformative endpoint visibility, combined with behavioral threat detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the pace of your business. To learn more please visit: www.digitalguardian.com.