AlertEnterprise Appoints Mark Weatherford,Former DHS Deputy Under-Secretary for Cybersecurity, to Advisory Board
Weatherford Shares Vision of Cybersecurity that Includes Operational Technology and Physical Facilities for actionable Security Intelligence
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24, 2014 —AlertEnterprise Inc., the Silicon Valley-based leader in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection software, today announced that Mark Weatherford, Principal at the Chertoff Groupand former top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the AlertEnterprise Advisory Board. Weatherford, who is scheduled to present four sessions at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on various cybersecurity topics, is a highly regarded national expert. AlertEnterprise is demonstrating its Critical Infrastructure Protection solutions at the RSA Conference Feb. 24-27 at Booth #339.
“Recent incidents like the widely publicized Target data breach and the Metcalf electrical substation attacks, bring renewed public and congressional calls for action on cybersecurity and critical -infrastructure protection,” said Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise. Gill adds that, “Mark’s experience as the former CSO at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), brings us significant depth in one of our strongest markets. AlertEnterprise is the only security software company that addresses these complex threats with a single unified solution. Mark’s expertise in cybersecurity is well aligned with our proven solutions for real-time situational intelligence and fast, informed action.”
“It is clear from recent incidents that intruders are leveraging non-traditional attack vectors that extend outside of IT,” said Mark Weatherford. He adds, “I have been following the rise of AlertEnterprise with great interest and strongly support their vision that security needs to be addressed holistically across IT, OT (Operational Technology) and physical access for effective response to serious security challenges including Insider Threat and protecting the Internet of Things.”
About Mark WeatherfordMark Weatherford is a Principal in the Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm founded by former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Mark Weatherford was the Deputy Under-Secretary for Cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security. Before joining DHS, he served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer at NERC (the North American Electric Reliability Corporation). Prior to this position, he served as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer, and he was also appointed by two successive governors to the position of Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Colorado.
About AlertEnterpriseAlertEnterprise delivers security convergence solutions for corporate and critical infrastructure protection. AlertEnterprise solutions analyze and correlate risks across IT systems, physical access control systems, and industrial control systems to deliver situational intelligence, incident management, informed response and automated compliance. AlertEnterprise further enables identity and access management functions for security to be uniformly applied across the domains of IT, physical security and plant industrial control systems. For more information, see www.alertenterprise.com
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