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ShardSecure collaborates with Entrust to address data security issues 

ShardSecure and Entrust have formed a strategic technology partnership to provide cloud data protection to a growing market of enterprise and mid-sized businesses. The ShardSecure-Entrust collaboration, which is part of the Entrust Ready Technology Partner Program, ensures that data in cloud environments is adequately protected against outages, attacks, and other forms of data compromise. 

John Grimm, VP of Strategic Alliances at Entrust commented, “The ShardSecure alliance exemplifies how Entrust continues to leverage its trusted hardware security module (HSM) technology across a growing range of traditional and state-of-the-art data protection applications like ShardSecure’s microsharding. This partnership delivers advanced protection across our joint customer’ unstructured and structured data assets. 

Organizations today need to know that their mission-critical data is secure on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid deployments. Our partnership ensures robust defense-in-depth protection by establishing a root of trust for the protection of all cryptographic keys underpinning security.” 

ShardSecure’s unstructured data protection supplements Entrust’s structured data protection, resulting in a robust holistic solution that addresses a wide range of customer needs. The integration makes use of Entrust nShield HSMs via a PKCS #11 interface to provide secure at-rest encryption for the ShardSecure engine encryption keys. This ensures that encryption operations such as encrypting and decrypting are protected by the nShield HSM, adding a critical layer of security to a defense-in-depth strategy. 

ShardSecure’s software mitigates the impact of cloud-based ransomware, enables secure cold storage migration, and protects files at the file level. Its self-healing data assists businesses in maintaining high availability and data resilience in the face of outages, attacks, and other interruptions. ShardSecure’s mission is to keep data in the hands of its owners while assisting businesses in saving money on storage and security. 

Julian Weinberger, ShardSecure Field CTO stated, “We’re very pleased to be announcing this tech alliance. There is a growing need for strong partnerships that address the complexity and breadth of the data security challenges we’re facing today, and the ShardSecure-Entrust alliance does just that. The Entrust portfolio of hardware security modules, key management, and cloud security technology, combined with ShardSecure’s strong solutions for unstructured data, will bring greater data security and trust to the market. We look forward to growing this partnership in the coming months.” 

Hornetsecurity has appointed Irvin Shillingford as Regional Manager for Northern Europe 

Hornetsecurity announced appointment of Irvin Shillingford as Regional Manager for Northern Europe. Shillingford has more than 30 years of experience expanding software and cyber solutions at important companies. He has held a number of senior leadership positions managing business development teams and effectively utilizing the channel to achieve shared growth objectives. His background will support Hornetsecurity’s expansion and development throughout the UK, Benelux, and Nordic regions. 

Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity, commented, “Northern Europe is a key strategic region for us with increasingly high revenue potential. Outside of the US, it holds the greatest footprint of Microsoft 365, with the UK and the Netherlands noted within the top five usage countries. 

“Our flagship solutions excel in these environments, so it was essential we appointed the right candidate to lead the growing team and to religiously support mutual success with our resellers, MSPs and distributors. We are excited to see where Irvin will take the growth levels.” 

The hiring of Shillingford is a component of Hornetsecurity’s strategic growth plan for 2023, which calls for the company to expand product availability, provide top-notch customer service, and assist all of its clients in reducing cyber threats. 

Hornetsecurity provides email security, web security, and cloud security among other cyber security solutions. The company’s cutting-edge technology is intended to protect organizations of all sizes from the most recent cyber threats. 

The company is a market leader in cyber security solutions, and this appointment is a strategic move to further strengthen its position in Northern Europe. Hornetsecurity is well-positioned to continue its growth and success in the region with Shillingford at the helm. 

Irvin Shillingford, Regional Manager Northern Europe, commented “I’m excited to join Hornetsecurity at a key growth phase for the business. My knowledge of the regions and extensive commercial experience will enable me to make a positive contribution in a senior leadership role and drive this company forward.” 

Cyberpion expands its management team and names Marc Gaffan CEO 

Cyberpion has announced the appointments of Ido Samson as CRO, Doron Gill as VP of Engineering, and Marc Gaffan as CEO. Nethanel Gelernter, a co-founder, will concentrate on fostering innovation and expanding Cyberpion’s EASM platform as he transitions from CEO to CTO. 

Gaffan was most recently CEO of Hysolate, an endpoint security startup acquired by PerceptionPoint. Gaffan was also the co-founder and CEO of Incapsula, which was acquired by Imperva.  

Gill comes from Logz.io, where he worked in a similar capacity. His primary responsibility as head of engineering will be to scale the engineering organization in order to accelerate development and feature velocity. Samson comes to Hysolate as Vice President of Sales. 

Nethanel Gelernter, co-founder of Cyberpion stated, “We experienced strong growth in 2022 and see even more opportunity in the year ahead. Bringing in experienced, proven growth executives like Marc to scale the business will allow me to focus all my energy on product innovation and differentiation. EASM is a growing and competitive market, and we are seizing this opportunity in 2023.” 

Marc Gaffan, CEO of Cyberpion commented, “Fully understanding and managing the organization’s external attack surface has become a major concern and a high priority for most security teams. 

A large area that is currently being overlooked by many organizations is their hyper-connected attack surface, the third-party infrastructures that their systems connect to and are reliant on but are out of their control. This can be up to four times larger in size and significantly more complicated to manage and control. From an attacker’s perspective, it’s part of their playing field as they try to hack their way into the organization’s IT fabric.” 

Rik Turner, Omdia Senior Principal Analyst, Cybersecurity said, “The EASM market is an expanding segment of late, as unfettered cloud migration and the broader trend of digital transformation drive an explosion of public-facing assets on the internet. The security challenges raised by this situation are leading organizations to adopt more proactive security approaches like EASM, both to complement and reduce the workload of reactive technologies such as XDR. 

This has driven a lot of M&A activity over the last couple of years, as larger security vendors have become aware of the need to move into this space, but there is definitely still room for innovative start-ups with a differentiated way of working, like Cyberpion.” 

Infoblox appointed Scott Harrell as CEO  

Infoblox announced that Jesper Andersen has decided to step down as CEO and retire. Scott Harrell has been appointed as the new President and CEO by the Board of Directors. Andersen will remain on the Board and assist Harrell with the transition.  

Harrell holds an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flaglar Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. Harrell has twenty years of experience in executive leadership and portfolio management from his time in executive positions at Cisco Systems and Intel. Harrell was the SVP and GM of Cisco’s $20 billion Intent Based Networking business unit before joining Infoblox, where he was in charge of the entire portfolio and engineering teams in the enterprise, Internet of Things, and data center markets. 

John Stalder, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Infoblox. His deep-domain expertise in building leading technology businesses at Fortune 100 companies makes him perfectly suited for Infoblox – as the company continues to invest in next-generation cloud-first DNS management and security solutions. We’re confident that he will lead the business to continued growth and adjacent market expansion.” 

Infoblox has grown significantly over the past ten years, increasing its customer base by 82%, partner relationships by 43%, and employee base by more than doubling, all while pushing the boundaries of technology. Harrell joins Infoblox at a crucial juncture when more and more businesses are adopting multi-cloud strategies and embracing remote workforces, both of which significantly increase DNS management challenges. 

Scott Harrell, CEO of Infoblox commented, “Infoblox is an innovative company with an incredibly talented team that consistently executes at extremely high levels. I am thankful for all Jesper has done for the company and the incredible culture that has been built under his leadership. 

Infoblox’s solutions are critical to the ongoing operations, availability, and security of enterprises across the world. I’m thrilled to join a company that embraces an innovation mindset anchored by its technology and its people, and I look forward to further accelerating Infoblox’s growth and market leading solutions.” 

“On behalf of the Board, we thank Jesper for his invaluable contributions and tremendous impact to Infoblox – transforming the company into a cloud-first market leader in comprehensive, world-class security and networking solutions. Infoblox’s momentum and growth is a testament to Jesper’s leadership, passion, and dedication to employees, customers, and partners. While Jesper’s retirement has been planned for a long time, we are excited to have him remain on the Board of Directors and continue to be an important strategic asset to the company,” commented Cary Davis and Parag Gupta, Managing Directors, Warburg Pincus. 

Jesper Andersen, former CEO at Infoblox said, “My time at Infoblox will remain the highlight of my career, where we were able to disrupt the industry and offer solutions to our customers unmatched by any competitor. 

Beyond our leading technology, I am proud to have worked alongside Infoblox employees across the globe to create a culture-driven by our core values – to make Infoblox an incredibly positive, innovative, and supportive workplace that I know they will carry forward. I have incredible confidence in Scott and the executive leadership team to continue our mission to drastically simplify networking and security for our customers.” 

DataGrail announced Chris Deibler as VP of Security 

DataGrail, a leading provider of data privacy management solutions, announced today that Chris Deibler has been appointed as the company’s Vice President of Security. In this role, Deibler will be responsible for overseeing the company’s security strategy and ensuring that its products and services meet the highest standards of data protection. 

Deibler brings more than 20 years of experience in security to his new role at DataGrail. He previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a major healthcare organization, where he led the development and implementation of the company’s security programs and policies. He also served as a security consultant for a number of other organizations in various industries, including financial services, retail, and technology. 

In his new role at DataGrail, Deibler will be working closely with the company’s product and engineering teams to ensure that the company’s solutions meet the ever-evolving security needs of its customers. He will also be working to establish and maintain strong partnerships with industry leaders and organizations, such as the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to stay at the forefront of security trends and best practices. 

“We’re thrilled to have Chris join the DataGrail team,” said CEO, Daniel Barber. “With his deep understanding of security and his experience leading security teams, Chris will be a valuable asset to our company as we continue to help our customers manage their data privacy needs. Chris’ leadership in security will ensure our customers that their data is secure with us.” 

Deibler said that he is excited to join DataGrail and help the company continue to provide industry-leading data privacy solutions to its customers. “Data privacy is a critical issue for organizations of all sizes and industries, and I’m looking forward to working with the DataGrail team to help our customers navigate this complex landscape,” he said. “I’m honored to be part of a company that is making such a positive impact in the industry.” 

DataGrail’s customers include companies of all sizes and industries, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The company’s solutions help organizations comply with data privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and protect their customers’ data from breaches and other security threats. 

With the appointment of Chris Deibler as Vice President of Security, DataGrail continues to solidify its position as a leader in data privacy management. With his expertise, the company is well positioned to continue helping its customers navigate the complex data privacy landscape and protect their sensitive information from security threats.