SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente

News Feed Item

Agari Ups Game Against Cybercriminals; Adds Visionary Security Veterans to Advisory Board

Agari, the leading provider of data-driven security solutions that detect and prevent advanced email cyberthreats, today announced three new members to its advisory board and a new member to its technical advisory board. The Agari advisory board was formed to bring together leading experts in the security industry to provide unique vision, strengths and experience to further Agari’s mission to eliminate email cyberattacks. The announcement comes following Agari’s expansion into Europe and release of Agari PRO, the only email channel protection solution that provides email ecosystem discovery, cyberthreat detection and prevention, and real-time threat intelligence.

“Agari is pleased to announce the appointment of well-respected, industry veterans to its advisory board,” said Patrick Peterson, CEO of Agari. “The collective vision and experience of Agari’s advisory board allows us to make decisions that benefit and align with our clients’ near-term needs while also strategically building for the future of cyberattack detection and prevention.”

Joining the Agari advisory board are Michael Barrett, president at the FIDO Alliance and former CISO of PayPal, Steve Katz, executive advisor at Deloitte, and Tom Kellermann, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services.

  • Michael Barrett is the president of the FIDO Alliance and serves as an advisor to several security companies. Prior to joining the FIDO Alliance, Barrett served as the Chief Information Security Officer for PayPal for seven years, where he was responsible for ensuring the security of the company’s 130 million active accounts worldwide. He was twice named one of the ‘50 most powerful people in networking’ by Network World magazine, has been listed as one of ITSecurity.com’s top influencers, and was recognized as the ‘Information Security Executive of the Year’ in 2010.

“I’ve always been an ardent supporter of Agari due to their leading role in the definition and deployment of the DMARC standard. Now, I’m even more excited about the business and technology opportunities Agari has in its future,” Barrett said. “Agari’s unique position in the marketplace gives them an unparalleled ability to protect consumers’ personal information and companies’ reputations, and educate both groups on the disastrous impact of security breaches.”

  • Steve Katz currently serves as an executive advisor in security and privacy at Deloitte, and is the founder of Security Risk Solutions, LLC, an information security consultancy that provides advisory services to companies of all sizes. Katz organized and managed the Information Security Program at JPMorgan for 10 years, and spent six years directing Citigroup’s global Corporate Information Security Office. He has testified before Congress on numerous information security issues and was appointed as the first financial services sector coordinator for critical infrastructure protection by the Secretary of the Treasury.

"We’re seeing cybercriminals become savvier in terms of how and when they attack companies, and it is up to leaders in the cybersecurity community to figure out how to prevent these breaches,” Katz said. “Email has become the primary pathway for cybercriminals to attack, and Agari has become a leader in the fight against cybercriminals, restoring trust in the email channel.”

  • Tom Kellermann is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, where he focuses on emerging cyber threats, financial sector risk management, cyber strategy development, and incident response. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior vice president of cyber security for Trend Micro, Inc. Kellerman was also a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and is currently an advisor to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance and the National Board of Information Security Examiners Panel for Penetration Testing.

"This is a very opportunistic time for the cybersecurity industry and I have no doubt that Agari will be a leading force in security," Kellermann said. "Businesses are seeing the need for succinct security practices that allow them to proactively protect their customers. Agari instills trust with the businesses it works with, and subsequently between businesses and their customers."

Additionally, Bill Burns will be joining Agari’s technical advisory board, providing insight to the product roadmap and development. Burns has 20 years of experience in information security architecture and IT operations, specializing in cryptography, business processes automation, and risk-based decision making. Most recently, Burns was the director of information security for Netflix, where his team supported the development of over 1000 streaming devices, enabled Netflix members to stream over one billion hours of entertainment per month, and ensured audit and regulatory compliance across a global public and private cloud environment.

RELATED LINKS AND CONVERSATIONS

About Agari

Agari collects terabytes of email data from email receivers like Gmail and Yahoo! representing 85% of the email inboxes in the U.S., to provide global brands with a cloud-based SaaS solution that eliminates email threats, protects customers and their personal data, and proactively guards brand reputation. Today, Agari has analyzed over a trillion emails, and has blocked over a 2.5 billion malicious messages at a clip of over 200 per second. Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solutions, Agari, a recipient of the 2013 JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award, is headquartered in Silicon Valley. Learn more at http://www.agari.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
This builds on Puppet Labs' first class Windows support, including native .MSI packages for x32 and x64 operating systems, modules to extend common Windows server management tools, including Powershell, and integrations with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. By automating common Windows administration tasks, Puppet Labs is enabling users to adopt DevOps practices, thereby reducing the time needed to deploy applications from weeks to hours.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
"SAP had made a big transition into the cloud as we believe it has significant value for our customers, drives innovation and is easy to consume. When you look at the SAP portfolio, SAP HANA is the underlying platform and it powers all of our platforms and all of our analytics," explained Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Skytap blog on "DevOps Journal" exceeded 84,000 story reads. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Noel Wurst is the managing content editor at Skytap. Skytap provides SaaS-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap solution removes the inefficiencies and constraints that comp...