Veritas Technologies announced the creation of the Veritas Public Sector Advisory Board. The board is made up of renowned experts from the public sector who will advise Veritas, already the leading provider of data protection for the public sector, on ongoing developments such as the recent executive decree on improving national cybersecurity. .
Veritas is focused on solving the unique and complex challenges of government organizations that demand guaranteed and simplified recovery in the face of the increasing global threat landscape.
Over the past year, the public sector has undergone an unprecedented digital transformation that has brought many legacy processes into the digital age. With more sensitive information than ever being transmitted over digital platforms, combined with the growing threat of ransomware, there is a growing demand for data protection and management strategies that protect sensitive information from constituents. Alignment with National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines for securing nationally critical software is critical.
The Advisory Board will work closely with executives at Veritas to help prioritize the most important programs and initiatives, in addition to recommending actions and direction on strategic business opportunities and strategies to go to market, leverage. the market, customers and operational strategies for the public sector. . It will also help strengthen and elevate strategic partnerships in the cyber ecosystem.
“Veritas’ large public sector customer base will greatly benefit from the breadth and depth of public sector experience that this elite group of executives brings to the table,” said Kevin Youngquist, vice president of US public sector sales at Veritas. “I am very excited about the strategic advice and guidance it will provide to help us ensure closer alignment with the cybersecurity and data protection needs of public sector customers. In this era of nation-state attacks and ransomware, it is imperative to gain an early insight into emerging and changing trends. This team will help strengthen customer relationships and strengthen strategic partnerships. “
The members of the Veritas Public Sector Advisory Board are:
Karen S. Evans, Former CIO, US Department of Homeland Security: As a former CIO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ms. Evans has strategically aligned the resources and assets of the department’s technology staff, including security, infrastructure and delivery, and management of supply chain risks to support DHS core missions and activities.
Ms. Evans previously served as First Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security, Energy Security and Emergency Response for the U.S. Department of Energy and Administrator for the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology in the Office of Management and from the budget.
Frank Finelli, Managing Director, Carlyle: Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Finelli worked at Carlyle for over 20 years on investments in the defense and aerospace industries, as well as on the development of the creative platform portfolio value, purchase and risk reduction. He brings a wealth of experience to the demands of the information technology market.
He has been selected several times for the Defense News 100 Most Influential and Executive Mosaic WASH100 awards. Previously, Mr Finelli served as legislative assistant to then-senator Dan Coats (R-IN), a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Select Committee.
Vice-Admiral Nancy Norton, US Navy, Ret.: Vice-Admiral Norton was Director of the Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Security, US Pacific Command; director of integration warfare for information warfare; Deputy Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); and from February 2018 to February 2021 as Director, DISA, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network.
She is the recipient of various personal and campaign awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. She is also the recipient of the Navy League Award, the Young AFCEAN Award, the Copernicus Award and the Frank B. Rowlett Award from the National Security Agency for her individual achievements in information security.
Dr Barry West, Founder / CEO, West Wing Advisory Services, LLC: Dr West previously served as Senior Advisor and Senior Risk Management Officer at DHS, including spearheading the Executive Order on Cybersecurity. In addition, he served as CIO of six different federal government agencies.
He is also the past president of two of the largest government IT associations in the United States: the American Council for Technology (ACT) and the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). Dr. West has also held positions in the private sector including President of MicroTech, President of Mason Harriman Group and Executive Vice President of SE Solutions. He has represented the US government IT community at four different global gatherings of NATO countries.