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-- Industry Veteran Jason Clark Assumes Newly Created Position of Chief Security and Strategy Officer --
Denver – December 5, 2013 – Accuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, today announced that Jason Clark has joined the company in the newly created position of chief security and strategy officer. Clark is developing a comprehensive suite of solutions that help CXO executives change their security strategies through innovation to ensure success while aligning to business goals. He is also aggressively building out the Office of the CSO, a street team of extremely seasoned CISOs that bring value to the security executive community.
“Jason’s appointment underscores Accuvant’s expanded commitment to providing strategic solutions that help CSOs and CISOs solve the specific security problems that nearly all organizations face today,” said Dan Burns, chief executive officer for Accuvant. “Most security organizations are struggling. They need help prioritizing initiatives, but they also need help with technology, people and process decisions. Pairing Accuvant’s talented information security consultants with seasoned security business executives through our Office of the CSO enables us to support security executives in truly every aspect of their jobs.”
Clark brings to Accuvant more than 20 years of experience building and executing successful strategic security programs. He was previously the chief security and strategy officer for Websense, where he was a driving force behind the company’s transformation into a strategic player and provider of critical technology for chief security officers (CSOs). In his prior role as chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president of infrastructure for Emerson Electric, Clark significantly decreased the company’s risk by developing and executing on a successful security program for 140,000 employees across 1,500 locations. He was previously the CISO for The New York Times, and has held security leadership and technical roles at EverBank, BB&T and the U.S. Army.
Clark, a well-known thought leader and highly requested speaker, hosts 20 CISO roundtables per year and has been ranked as a top 10 Global Security Leader by ExecRank. He has been quoted in and published by multiple media outlets and has presented at or keynoted more than 40 conferences worldwide, including RSA, Gartner Security Summit, CSO Perspectives, CSO Security Standard, Evanta CISO Summit and ISSA events.
Accuvant is the Authoritative Source for information security. Since 2002, the company has served more than 5,200 clients, including half of the Fortune 100 and more than 900 educational institutions and government entities. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices across the United States and Canada and has the largest and most skilled team of technical security professionals in the world – Accuvant LABS. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com.
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