Former Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at Department of Homeland Security Joins Prominent Team of Advisors to Industrial Cybersecurity Leader
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Indegy, the leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced that Mark Weatherford, one of the most respected cybersecurity experts in the world has joined its board of advisors. Mr. Weatherford is the latest addition to Indegy’s influential team of advisors that includes Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amos Yadlin, former chief of Military Intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and Amichai Shulman, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Imperva.
“Recent events and cybersecurity concerns in regards to critical infrastructures require a tailored perspective to guide asset owners towards safe harbor. Mark Weatherford’s vast experience in the DHS and as the CSO of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) puts him at a unique vantage point that overlooks both security strategy as well as operational excellence,” said Barak Perelman, CEO of Indegy. “Being able to relay Mark’s perspective and reach towards our customers is invaluable to Indegy. It’s an honor to welcome him to our advisory board.”
Mark Weatherford is currently Senior Vice President & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at datacenter security vendor vArmour. He was recently recognized by SC Media with a Reboot Leadership Award as the Top Influencer in the cybersecurity industry. Mark has more than 20 years of security experience with some of the largest public and private sector organizations in the world including: global cybersecurity advisory firm The Chertoff Group; the Department of Homeland Security where he served as the first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity; VP & Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation; and Chief Information Security Officer for the states of California and Colorado.
“Operational Technology networks are the next battleground in cybersecurity,” said Mark Weatherford. “Indegy has developed a very sophisticated and effective approach for addressing the unique challenges and security gaps in industrial networks. Providing unparalleled visibility into all control related activities and the ability to track changes made by direct connections to critical devices, are key for effective incident detection and response. I look forward to working with management to help the company reach its full potential.”
Other Advisory Board Members
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amos Yadlin currently serves as Executive Director of Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies. He was one of the founders of the IDF cybersecurity division, and advises Indegy on national security strategy and the cybersecurity threat landscape. Over his distinguished career, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yadlin spent more than forty years in uniform, including serving as Israeli Chief of Defense Intelligence, and defense attache in Washington.
Amichai Shulman is a co-founder and chief scientist of Imperva, where he is responsible for keeping the company at the forefront of emerging technologies. Previously, he served as CTO and headed the Application Defense Center (ADC), the company’s internationally recognized security research organization. Amichai advises Indegy on best practices in cyber defense products. Under his direction, the ADC has been credited with the discovery of serious vulnerabilities in commercial Web application and database products from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Amichai regularly presents at industry conferences and is frequently quoted in CNN, the New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post.
Indegy, the leader in industrial cybersecurity, protects Industrial Control Systems (ICS) used in critical infrastructures, utilities and manufacturing industries against operational disruptions caused by external and internal threats. By providing comprehensive visibility into the control-plane engineering activities performed in operational technology networks, Indegy’s Industrial Cyber Security Platform automatically discovers all controllers (PLCs, RTUs, DCSs) on ICS networks, monitors all access and changes in real-time, and validates their integrity ensuring no unauthorized changes go undetected. Indegy enables advanced detection and response to threats that place the safety, reliability and security of industrial networks at risk before damage occurs.
The company has been named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” for Industrie 4.0, one of the 10 Most Promising Cyber Security Startups by Forbes Israel, is a TiE50 winner, Network World Hot Security Startup to Watch and Product Leader in Industrial Cyber Security by Frost & Sullivan. For more information visit www.indegy.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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