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Kudelski Security Announces Client Advisory Council to Further Leadership in Services and Product Innovation
Thursday, December 07, 2017

"Who's Who" of Cybersecurity Assembled to Help Facilitate Continued Growth and Meaningful Innovation

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division within the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and trusted innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations, today announced a new Client Advisory Council (CAC) comprised of a "who's who" of security leaders. Representing companies across industries and possessing deep security expertise, the CAC will provide insight into critical security challenges ranging from issues facing large enterprises to review and analysis of product and service innovations in development. Members will also work with Kudelski Security leadership on initiatives aimed at benefiting the entire cybersecurity community.

"It's validating to have experts of this caliber eager to work with us to further the state of cybersecurity," said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer of Kudelski Security. "This Council will provide us valuable guidance to ensure we stay focused on delivering benchmark solutions, as well as feedback on the cyber marketplace, partnerships and overall innovation to help make the world a safer place. It's an ambitious mission, but by pooling their expertise with our executive team, it's one we're confident will succeed."

Members of the Kudelski Security Client Advisory Council include:

    --  Almir Hadzialjevic, VP, Enterprise Risk & Security, Aaron's, Inc.:
        Oversees strategy and governance of the company's information security
        (IS) program, including physical security, business continuity and
        enterprise risk management. Previously, Hadzialjevic played a critical
        role in advising Fortune 500 clients in the Information Security Center
        of Excellence at Ernst & Young, LLP.
    --  Scott Goodhart, VP & CISO, AES Corporation: With more than 30 years of
        technical leadership, Goodhart oversees cybersecurity governance for
        five strategic business units in 16 countries. Over two decades, he has
        held senior posts for names such as MCI, Verizon, WorldCom and Discovery
        Communications. Goodhart began his career as a U.S. Marine Corps
    --  Jason Lish, CSO, Alight Solutions: Possessing more than two decades of
        IT leadership, focused on security, Lish oversees physical and
        cybersecurity. Previously, he held such posts as Senior Vice President
        of Security Technology & Operations at Charles Schwab and Senior
        Director of Cyber Security Operations for Honeywell International. Lish
        started as a Systems Analyst in the U.S. Air Force.
    --  John Hochevar, ISO, American Transmission Company: Over the past decade,
        Hochevar has spearheaded security initiatives for the company. He has
        more than 15 years of IS expertise and previously held senior IT/IS
        posts for such companies as FishNet Security and Johnson Controls.
    --  Pete Naumovski, VP & CISO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA):
        Responsible for BCBSA's IS program, including protecting electronic data
        and overseeing cybersecurity defenses. Previously, Naumovski held
        CISO-level roles at large corporations in the retail, e-commerce and
        wholesale distribution industries, including Vice President of IS and
        Compliance at OfficeMax.
    --  Don Kleoppel, CSO, Cerner Corporation: Kleoppel spearheads Cerner's
        enterprise security program, overseeing cybersecurity, governance risk
        and compliance, architecture, physical security and associate safety. He
        possesses more than three decades of IT experience, primarily focused on
        application development, architecture and security.
    --  Kyle Starkey, CISO, Early Warning: A 14-year veteran of the IS
        community, Starkey leads a team that assures the technical,
        administrative and physical aspects of security within the company.
        Previously, he held critical security roles for such household names as
        eBay, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Electronic Arts, Polycom and Fishnet
    --  Tony Spinelli, COO, Fractal Industries: Former VP & CISO for Capital
        One, Spinelli has devoted more than 25 years to advancing cybersecurity
        and risk management through roles with notable companies. He is an
        advisor and member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Department of
        Defense/NSA, as well as other publicly traded corporations.
    --  Robert A. Drawer, Global Director of IS, Mayer Brown LLP: With nearly 25
        years of IT experience, Drawer leads global IS operations. He is highly
        regarded for his advanced expertise, focused on data center environments
        within the legal, financial and software Industries.
    --  Ginny Davis, CIO and CSO, Technicolor: In addition to leading
        Technicolor's global information technology organization, Davis is a
        member of the Convergence Technology Council for the Media and
        Entertainment industries, as well as the International Corporate
        Executive IT Board.
    --  Erik M. Hart, CISO, Zebra Technologies: The principle lead of IS for
        Zebra's business, Hart is responsible for the development and delivery
        of strategy to optimize security posture. He is also currently the
        President of the InfraGard Chicago Members Alliance.

An additional function of the CAC will be supporting annual Kudelski Security CISO research initiatives aimed at spurring advancements in cybersecurity. These community-centered initiatives will focus on research related to specific CISO challenges - such as developing industry insights, best practices and standards - which will become published resources for the betterment of the industry.

The first of these initiatives is an executive strategic briefing titled, "Cyber Board Communication & Metrics." Developed with CAC members, the goal of the report is to help CISOs improve the Board's awareness of cyber challenges and gain their confidence in both security programs and the CISO overseeing them. Based on in-depth CISO interviews and collection of global surveys, the report features insights on challenging questions CISOs are asked by Boards, accompanied by response strategies, communication approaches and detailed advice on best-use of metrics.

The "Cyber Board Communication & Metrics" report will be available in January 2018, at no cost. To register to receive a copy, visit:

About Kudelski Security
Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today's most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation. For more information, visit

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