AlertEnterprise Appoints Mark Weatherford as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to Guide in New Era of Cyber-Physical Convergence and Digital Transformation
AlertEnterprise Inc., the leading physical-logical Security Convergence software company today announced the appointment of Mark Weatherford (News - Alert) as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
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Mark Weatherford, AlertEnterprise Chief Information Security Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
In the CISO position Weatherford will guide strategic aspects of data management and protection, advising cyber-physical Security policies and procedures within AlertEnterprise. In addition, Weatherford will reach out to businesses and executive professionals in the Cyber and Physical Security industries to further accelerate Security Convergence (News - Alert) adoption.
"We're excited for Mark to take on this vital industry and company position," said Jasvir Gill, CEO and Founder of AlertEnterprise. "His national and global thought leadership on Cybersecurity brings not only increased awareness but positive and substantial industry change. And in this new era of accelerated digital transformation, his deep expertise will be incredibly valuale for our customers in their cyber-physical Security journey."
Weatherford arrives at AlertEnterprise at a time in which cyber-physical platforms are rapidly converging, with digital systems increasingly in control of IT, Physical Security, OT and loT-expanding the description of the CISO position. A recent Gartner (News - Alert) report predicts 75% of CEOs will be personally liable for cyber-physical incidents by 2024 - necessitating a more comprehensive and holistic approach by Security practitioners and enterprises at identifying and dissuading threats.
"Cyber-physical Security is no longer simply an opportunity, it's an obligation for every organization. You only have to look to recent news to see the devastating effects a cyber-attack and physical Security breach can have on an organization and nation," said Mark Weatherford. "The AlertEnterprise platform is uniquely positioned to address this ongoing change, and with a fast growing customer list of top global brands, I'm looking forward to addressing this challenge head on."
Weatherford, a current AlertEnterprise Advisory Board member, has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC (News - Alert)); the Department of Homeland Security's first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama Administration; California's first Chief Information Security Officer; and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.
At AlertEnterprise digital identity and trust are at the center of everything we do. Our mission is to bring people, processes, data and technology together in a unique way to help organizations protect what matters most. We call it Security Convergence. We develop game-changing Security Convergence solutions that deliver identity governance, access management, Security intelligence and compliance validation across enterprise IT, HR, cyber and Physical Security environments. For more information, visit www.alertenterprise.com.
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