New CSO, CISO appointments
She received a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
August 5, 2019: Armis appoints Curtis Simpson as CISO
Simpson is responsible for ensuring that the enterprise IoT security vendor’s product maintains a high standard and focus on platform and customer security and privacy. His responsibilities also include Armis’ corporate-wide information security management activities, including compliance, strategic planning, governance and controls.
Simpson brings 20 years of diversified information technology experience, with direct information security and management experience in positions of increasing responsibility at Sysco, a Fortune 54 corporation. As vice president and global CISO at Sysco, Curtis directed a portfolio of business-focused security and compliance programs responsible for reducing security risks faced by a global organization.
“We’re thrilled to have Curtis join the Armis team,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and co-founder of Armis, in a press release. “As enterprises grapple with the major gaps in unmanaged and IoT device security, Curtis’ vast expertise in managing the types of IoT devices, especially those that are un-agentable, that we are working to protect will be a significant advantage to our own success as well as the success of our customers.”
“I was attracted to Armis’s unique approach to solving this important and growing challenge that every business out there faces today — securing every connected device across the enterprise,” said Simpson in a press release.
August 5, 2019: HSBC Bank appoints Grant Bourzikas CISO
Previously, Bourzikas was with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, as CISO and vice president of McAfee Labs and Data Science. In this role, Bourzikas developed the McAfee product vision and strategy, as well as the operational plan to transform McAfee Labs into a modern, cloud-first data-driven organization. He previously worked for Ameren, a major US power company, as the CISO responsible for cybersecurity strategy and operations.