NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Former career covert CIA operations officer, Valerie Plame joins the advisory board of Global Data Sentinel (GDS), the cyber defense platform that secures, encrypts and protects data across all domains, networks and devices. The GDS Solution provides a new type of architecture which is ready to rise to the enormous challenges of cyber security for enterprises and governments in this technologically hostile world. During her tenure as a CIA operations officer, Ms. Plame worked to protect America's national security and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.
"Data theft – with all its serious consequences to personal, corporate and national security – is at an all-time high, as business and government centers are compromised on a daily basis," said Valerie Plame. "Not only are data breaches becoming more commonplace, they are costing businesses billions of dollars a year in damages as well as destroying reputations and brands. Joining GDS enables me to become part of the team working effectively in the battle against cybercrime."
Welcoming Valerie to the GDS team, joint founders of GDS John-Philip Galinski and Nigel Walker said that the appointment was further evidence of the company's commitment to delivering the highest possible levels of security solutions.
GDS provides sophisticated hierarchical encryption of all digital data specifically for the enterprise environment. It is designed to be easily deployed on any network and simply integrates with existing applications to provide proactive cyber defense against both external and internal threats. The inclusion of tamperproof audit and reporting, multi-factor identity management, and the ability to rigorously apply data and corporate governance policies provides a unified and seamless end-to-end solution. In addition, GDS has a proprietary hardware solution fully integrated with its software to provide secure data streaming to and from any device.
"Global Data Sentinel provides a unique cyber defense platform designed as an operating system, allowing clients to retain control of their data, wherever that data resides. It is clear that current methods of data security all simply provide an illusion of protection and false sense of security," concludes Steven Fadem, GDS Chairman. "What we provide is no illusion – it is a one-stop secure platform making unprecedented levels of data protection available, affordable, and easy to implement for businesses across the world."
The GDS solution encrypts all digital information and allows that level of security to travel with the data between networks and devices, only releasing the information when requested by authorized personnel using secure enhanced access systems. The simple to use and highly intuitive interface masks a degree of complexity and security for business data that is unprecedented and more than meets all current regulatory guidelines and practices. It also allows clients to track where files have been, who has accessed them, for how long and where they were forwarded – with the ability to revoke access to files even after they have left a company's own network.
About Global Data Sentinel
Global Data Sentinel was founded in 2014 with the single purpose of improving corporate and government proactive cyber defense capabilities. GDS utilizes a number of proprietary tools to provide an integrated, centrally-managed solution designed to maintain data security, integrity and confidentiality. It is a total cybersecurity platform for all security needs for cloud, network, device, intra-company and intercompany collaboration, and client data sharing and retrieving. The GDS technology is currently in early adoption for a major television network, gaming company, consumer electronics hardware manufacturer, cloud host, pharmaceutical company, and media/entertainment enterprise. For more information regarding Global Data Sentinel, visit www.globaldatasentinel.com.
SOURCE Global Data Sentinel