Cohesity Expands Security Advisory Council with Kelly Bissell, Now Microsoft and Former Accenture Security Executive

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Cohesity Expands Security Advisory Council with Kelly Bissell, Now Microsoft and Former Accenture Security Executive

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Cohesity, a leader in data security and data management, today announced that Kelly Bissell, CVP of Microsoft Security Services, has joined the Cohesity Security Advisory Council. announced to welcome Bissell, the seventh member of the Council, has nearly 30 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity, having held security leadership roles at Accenture and Deloitte.
The Cohesity Security Advisory Council is led by Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, which includes Mandiant, Netflix, Facebook, the National Security Agency (NSA), and now Microsoft, Accenture and Deloitte. and government agencies, we bring together industry-leading visionaries with deep security and IT expertise. Bissell’s addition will help Cohesity improve data security and cyber resilience in customer and partner environments, placing a high priority on addressing emerging and ongoing cyberattacks, including ransomware. This indicates that Bissell said:
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“Cyberattacks continue to grow in complexity, sophistication and growth. Cybersecurity and data security/management leaders must work together to protect data from attacks. I am pleased to join the Security Advisory Council of Cohesity, a company dedicated to improving the security posture of enterprises through a modern data security and data management platform that seamlessly delivers data protection, cyber data storage, classification and rapid recovery. It plays the most important role in , which is essential in enabling our customers to return to business as usual after an attack.”
Sanjay Poonen, Cohesity CEO and President, said:
“Just as healthcare needs the best doctors to fight disease in today’s threat landscape, it takes the best security-minded people working together to protect businesses from cyberattacks such as ransomware. Kelly is one of the security industry’s most experienced veterans, and his mission to transform the security market and better serve our customers complements our work at Cohesity. We are excited to work with him and the experts on Cohesity’s Security Advisory Council and leverage each other’s strengths to create a safer world for our customers.”
Building a prominent Security Advisory Council
The newly enhanced Cohesity Security Advisory Council advises the Cohesity team, customers and partners on security trends, emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The Council is made up of industry leaders with decades of expertise in developing technologies and standards to help organizations protect data and increase cyber resilience. We will work with industry associations and the broader technology ecosystem to prevent the impact of cyberattacks.
The Council is made up of Bissell and industry leaders such as: ● Kevin Mandia: Current Director of Cohesity, CEO of Mandiant ● Alex Stamos: Director of Stanford Internet Observatory, Krebs Stamos Group partner, former CSO of Facebook and Yahoo!
● Jason Chan: Former Vice President of Information Security at Netflix ● Marianne Bailey: Partner at Guidehouse, former senior NSA
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● Laura Barrowman: Cohesity Executive Advisor, Credit Suisse Chief Information Officer
● Sheila Jordan: Cohesity Executive Advisor, Honeywell Chief Digital Technology Officer, Former Symantec CIO
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