Claroty Strengthens Commitment to Securing U.S. Critical Infrastructure with Appointment of Heather Young as RVP Public Sector Sales
Company engaging with public sector on multiple fronts to fortify U.S. critical infrastructure cybersecurity
NEW YORK, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Claroty, the security company for cyber-physical systems across industrial, healthcare, and commercial environments, today announced the appointment of Heather Young as regional vice president of public sector sales. Young will lead Claroty engagements in the public sector that are focused on safeguarding U.S. critical infrastructure systems.
This appointment comes on the heels of multiple initiatives by Claroty to partner with the U.S. government to strengthen the nation's critical infrastructure security:
"How we approach, view and tackle cybersecurity challenges has changed drastically over the past few years and now is the time for leaders to start finding new ways to safeguard the systems and technologies people rely on every day," said Young. "After the Colonial Pipeline attack, it became apparent to me that there's often limited visibility between the cyber and physical systems within critical infrastructure due to the mismatch in language protocols. There is an urgent need for government agencies to bridge that gap, and I joined Claroty because we have the best team, product, and market fit to fulfill that need."
Many of the industries most at risk for a cyberattack are operated by federal, state, and local municipalities. These systems include water treatment facilities, hospitals, public transportation, energy providers, and more. Additionally, with the onset of the pandemic in 2020, many of these organizations had to shift to remote work for the first time, which increased the attack surface area for threat actors to exploit. Young will be instrumental in bringing Claroty's Secure Remote Access solution to government agencies, which provides reliable and highly secure remote access to OT environments.
"Critical infrastructure cybersecurity can no longer work in a silo; it's going to take all of us working together to make a difference in defending both our private and public infrastructure systems," said Frank Cohen, general manager of the Americas at Claroty. "Young understands this thinking and is at the forefront of bringing cyber safety to public systems on behalf of Claroty. She possesses the unique balance of technology domain expertise, coupled with experience bringing companies and products to market for the first time in the public sector. We are excited to have Heather lead Claroty forward in our mission to protect the cyber-physical systems that sustain our lives."
Claroty empowers organizations to secure cyber-physical systems across industrial (OT), healthcare (IoMT), and enterprise (IoT) environments: the Extended Internet of Things (XIoT). The company's unified platform integrates with customers' existing infrastructure to provide a full range of controls for visibility, risk and vulnerability management, threat detection, and secure remote access. Backed by the world's largest investment firms and industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed by hundreds of organizations at thousands of sites globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
To find out more about Claroty, visit claroty.com.
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