SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs, today named former HSBC executive Linda Gallagher as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and vice president of product planning & evangelism. Ms. Gallagher will drive market and product solutions that continue to evolve Agiliance RiskVision™ from cyber-threats to enterprise risks. She reports to chief executive officer Joe Fantuzzi.
“Linda is an innovator in financial services application security. Her teams were early to integrate security with the SDLC approach which includes security architecture, source code testing, geo- and user-specific threat vector correlation, and risk analytics”
For nearly 10 years, Linda Gallagher has managed HSBC’s global application security and was CISO of software delivery information security risk. Her teams designed application security architectures to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities as well as developed application risk analytics to engage lines of business risk owners. She previously spent 10 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in IT security operations, security product design, and software development. Ms. Gallagher serves as an advisor to security software company Topia Technology and has partnered with RedSeal Networks. She holds technical degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and Monmouth University.
Ms. Gallagher joins Agiliance as the company is winning global customers, particularly in the banking and federal government market sectors. The mature ecosystems in these industries are being threatened by advanced persistent threats, fraud, consumerization of IT, new outsourcing risks, and increasingly rigid regulatory mandates. Agiliance RiskVision provides accessible Real-Time Context™ for business unit and mission risk owners that is lacking in centrally-controlled and un-scalable Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions. Agiliance RiskVision big data risk deployments showcase fast time-to-remediation with scaled key performance indicators, covering 10s of thousands credentialed risk users, millions of assets under management, and object data in excess of 10s of terabytes.
“Linda is an innovator in financial services application security. Her teams were early to integrate security with the SDLC approach which includes security architecture, source code testing, geo- and user-specific threat vector correlation, and risk analytics,” said Joe Fantuzzi, president and chief executive officer at Agiliance. “Linda will help Agiliance evolve our Agiliance RiskVision platform by drawing on her industry experience and collaborating with our product teams and advisors to define and deliver innovative and market-winning advancements that defy the status quo.”
“With the growing volume of continuous threats, risks have extended from core infrastructure to web and mobile applications on smart devices and in the cloud,” said Linda Gallagher, Agiliance CISO and vice president product planning & evangelism. “I am excited about the opportunity to join Agiliance and develop pragmatic new ways to improve threat management and usability that will help defeat cyber, fraud, and other risks across all industries.”
This week, Ms. Gallagher is attending the Executive Women’s Forum National Conference on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy held in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 22 – 24, 2013.
In related news, 2BSecure LLC and Agiliance last week delivered the Cyber Stress Test free online service, which scores an organization's cyber security risks in the face of real-time and sustained threats.
Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs. Agiliance RiskVision is automating how Global 2000 companies and government agencies achieve continuous monitoring of big data across financial, operations, and IT domains to orchestrate incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time. Agiliance RiskVision customers demonstrate automation use cases within 30 days on-demand, and within 60 days on-premise, made possible by a configurable platform and applications, broad library of technology integrations, and vast domain and regulatory content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing assets, data, people, and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. Its real-time risk analysis leads to optimized business performance and better investment decisions. For more information, please visit www.agiliance.com.