ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- -RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management solutions, today announced the appointment of John N. Stewart, as an independent director of the company, effective immediately. He joins existing members, Greg Oslan, former Boeing executive and president and CEO of Narus, Inc.; John McDermott, former vice president corporate strategy and business development at Xerox; William Dennis Peterson, former director of media services at the University of Utah; Mark Fidel, co-founder and head of corporate development for RiskSense; and Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, founder and CEO of RiskSense.
"As we build both an experienced board of directors and executive management team, John's expertise, deep understanding of the security industry, and hands-on knowledge, will be invaluable to charting our strategic direction and helping to ensure appropriate governance for the business," said Greg Oslan, executive chairman of the board.
"We are honored to welcome John to RiskSense's board of directors," said Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, RiskSense founder and chief executive officer. "John is a visionary and one of the most respected practitioners in the security industry. As more organizations seek to operationalize their cyber security practices, RiskSense will benefit from John's deep expertise in architecting and implementing cyber security programs for corporations and government agencies."
Stewart has led or participated in a wide range of security initiatives from IT design for elementary schools to national security programs. In addition to his role as chief security and trust officer at Cisco, he sits on technical advisory boards for Area 1 Security, BlackStratus, Inc., and ThreatStream. Stewart was recognized with the RSA 2015 Award for Excellence in Security. His past honors include the global 2014 Golden Bridge Award for CISO of the Year, as well as the CSO 40 Silver Award for Chief Security Officer of the Year in 2014.
"RiskSense developed a rather unique approach for identifying and sorting cyber risk, something which historically is difficult to do," said Stewart. "Our industry needs innovation to, at scale, identify latent risk and build resilient infrastructures. The RiskSense team is committed to simplifying a complicated problem for security teams: what's vulnerable to exploit, and what's most important to fix."
RiskSense, Inc., is the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management solutions that allow enterprises and governments to contextualize internal security intelligence, external threat data feeds, and business criticality to identify imminent cyber risks and prioritize remediation actions.
The company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform transforms cyber risk management into a pro-active, collaborative, and real-time discipline. The RiskSense Platform embodies the expertise and intimate knowledge gained from real world experience in defending critical networks from the world's most dangerous cyber adversaries. As former advisors to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community, RiskSense founders developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program.
By leveraging RiskSense's cyber risk management solutions, organizations can significantly shorten time-to-remediation, increase operational efficiency, strengthen their security posture, enforce cyber hygiene, improve response readiness, reduce costs, and ultimately minimize cyber risks. For more information, please visit www.risksense.com.