NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Spirion, the leading provider of sensitive data risk reduction solutions, today announced that Donald Codling, former FBI agent having spent 23 years with the bureau, last serving as unit chief of the FBI Cyber Division, will join Spirion’s strategic advisory board, collaborating with Spirion’s leadership team on strategic planning, business, product, corporate development and partnering initiatives.
“Don has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the federal government, cybersecurity and cybercrime and it will prove invaluable to the evolution of Spirion as a company”
“Regulatory and compliance organizations tighten their grip on enterprises with each and every breach that makes headlines. It’s refreshing to see a company like Spirion that can ease the concerns of auditors and customers alike by showing them exactly where they’re most at risk,” said Codling. “I’ve seen firsthand at the highest government level how major task forces are combating cybersecurity vulnerabilities and compliance holes – with data sprawl as one of the leading challenges. I am thrilled to be working alongside Spirion’s top data security and privacy experts to simplify and automate the data discovery process to minimize data vulnerabilities and keep users compliant.”
Codling adds valuable expertise to the strategic advisory board stemming from his FBI experience supervising a variety of investigative programs with a primary focus overall on international cybercrime and cyber national security operations. Codling’s FBI investigations had a particular emphasis on the cybersecurity challenges that have had significant impacts on global financial services, energy and healthcare industries – each core vertical market segments for Spirion. Codling also has a background in cyber vulnerability aspects of Industrial Control Systems (ICS), digital currencies, theft of intellectual property, foreign counter-intelligence, technical operations and undercover operations.
“Don has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the federal government, cybersecurity and cybercrime and it will prove invaluable to the evolution of Spirion as a company,” said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO of Spirion. “It’s strategic to our business to add someone of Don’s caliber and talent in order to keep Spirion innovating above and beyond its competition as well as the adversary.”
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Spirion, headquartered in New York City, is the leading provider of data risk reduction solutions to help businesses reduce their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimize the cost and reputational damage that results from cyberattacks. Spirion’s data platform, the ninth-generation award-winning solution, helps organizations eliminate the risk of data breaches by discovering, classifying, monitoring and protecting personal information—including PCI, PHI, intellectual property or any data type unique to an organization— stored across the network and cloud. Spirion has thousands of customers, including leading firms in the financial services, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, energy, public sector, retail, transportation, education, manufacturing and media markets. For more information, visit the company at www.spirion.com.