Utilidata Names Siobhan MacDermott as Chief Information Security Officer [Global Data Point]
(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Based at Utilidata's Providence, R.I., headquarters, Ms. MacDermott is responsible for overseeing the company's information technology and product security programs, and ensuring that Utilidata's products and processes are developed with the challenges of 21st century cyber security in mind.
"We are very excited to have Siobhan join our team. Her deep knowledge of cyber security and critical infrastructure protection will be instrumental as Utilidata expands internationally", said Scott E. DePasquale, Chairman and CEO of Utilidata. "Siobhan has been recognized globally for her thought leadership on cyber security and privacy issues".
An industry veteran with an authoritative voice on the security topic, Ms. MacDermott most recently served as Chief Policy Officer of AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) and is a former executive at Intel Security (formerly McAfee Security). In addition to her global policy experience, she has authored three books on cyber security and is currently working on a fourth.
"Utilidata operates in a unique space where cyber security is mission critical," said Ms. MacDermott. "I'm excited at the prospect of bringing my cyber experience to the utility sector and to helping Utilidata continue to be a thought leader in the Smart Grid space."
Ms. MacDermott is a US and EU citizen, has worked on four continents and speaks five languages. She has an MBA from Thunderbird, a Global Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and advises and serves on several Board of Directors. She is the Vice Chair of the Fund for Peace.
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