CipherCloud Announces Newest Advisory Board Appointments

Appointees extend CipherCloud's cloud security leadership

Sep 10, 2015, 09:00 ET from CipherCloud

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CipherCloud, the leader in cloud security and visibility, announced the appointments of three top cyber security luminaries to its advisory board. The new appointees will collaborate with other information security experts on the CipherCloud board to advise the company on strategies to advance its market leading portfolio. The new appointees include:

  • Howard Schmidt, former White House Cyber Coordinator
  • Matthew Green, Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute
  • Brian Honan, Director at BH Consulting

They join current board members: Gilles Samoun, CEO, NTR Global and former CEO and Founder, Qualys; Paul Simmonds, co-founder and board member, Jericho Forum and former CISO, AstraZeneca; and Chris Zoladz, CEO, Navigate LLC and former VP of Information Protection & Privacy, Marriott International.

"CipherCloud continues to forge our leadership in the cloud security space and we are proud to add Howard, Matthew and Brian to our advisory board," said Pravin Kothari, founder, CEO and chairman of the board, CipherCloud. "Their depth of cyber security insights into the public and private sectors will enhance our efforts to enable governments and enterprises around the world to proactively protect their cloud information from hacks and other breaches."

Formerly the top ranking security adviser to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Howard Schmidt is a partner at Ridge-Schmidt Cyber LLC, where he guides enterprise and government leaders on cyber security strategy. Schmidt also serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode). His expertise in the area of government policies will provide valuable advice to the board on how developing regulations impact the cloud and security industries.

Matthew Green holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, where he teaches practical cryptography. He helped create Zerocoin, an extension that builds anonymity for use with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions. Green also co-founded and serves on the Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP) board. He brings cutting edge security and cryptographic research insight to help CipherCloud shape its technology innovation and roadmap.

Brian Honan is an internationally renowned expert in the cyber and information security spaces. He has advised numerous private sector companies and government departments and entities, such as the European Commission, on IT security strategy. Honan is a leading expert in consumer privacy and enterprise security issues. He is a champion of innovative technologies that address these pressing concerns. 

About CipherCloud:

CipherCloud, the leader in cloud security and visibility, enables companies to adopt the cloud while ensuring data protection, compliance and control. CipherCloud delivers a comprehensive multi-cloud security platform that integrates advanced data protection, content control, monitoring, cloud discovery and risk analysis. The largest financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunication, and gaming companies across more than 25 countries have put their trust in CipherCloud.

CipherCloud, named as SC Magazine's Best Product of the Year, technology is FIPS 140-2 validated and has received investments from premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Transamerica Ventures, Delta Partners and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @ciphercloud.

CipherCloud Contact:

Lise Feng

Director of Corporate Communications


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