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Cohesity adds Kelly Bissell to Security Advisory Council

Cohesity has welcomed Kelly Bissell, CVP of Microsoft Security Services, to the Cohesity Security Advisory Council.

Bissell has 30 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity under her belt, with former security leadership roles at Accenture and Deloitte.

According to the company, the Cohesity Security Advisory Council will advise the Cohesity team, customers, and partners on security trends and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Led by Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia, it brings together industry experts with security and IT experience from a range of enterprise and government agencies — including Mandiant, Netflix, Facebook, the National Security Agency (NSA), Microsoft, Accenture, and Deloitte.

“Cyberattacks continue to increase in complexity, sophistication, and volume. Leaders in cyber security and data security and management must unite efforts in protecting data against attacks,” said Bissell.

“I’m excited to join the Cohesity Security Advisory Council. The company plays a paramount role in helping enterprises improve their security posture through a modern data security and management platform that makes data protection, cyber vaulting, classification, and rapid recovery seamless, which is essential to helping customers return their businesses to normal operation in the event of an attack.”

“In today’s threat landscape, just like healthcare where it takes the best doctors to fight diseases, it takes the best security minds working together to protect businesses from cyberattacks such as ransomware,” added Sanjay Poonen, CEO and President, Cohesity.

“Kelly is one of the industry’s most seasoned security veterans and his mission – to transform the security market to better serve customers – is a great complement to our efforts at Cohesity. I’m delighted to be partnering with him, and the rest of our Cohesity Security Advisory Council experts to utilise our combined forces in creating a more secure world for our customers.”

Bissell is the council’s seventh member, joining Kevin Mandia, Cohesity Board Member and CEO of Mandiant, Inc; Alex Stamos, Director of Stanford Internet Observatory, Partner at the Krebs Stamos Group, and former CSO at Facebook and Yahoo; Jason Chan, former VP of Information Security at Netflix; Marianne Bailey: Partner at Guidehouse, and former Senior Cybersecurity Executive at the NSA; Laura Barrowman: Cohesity Board Advisor and Chief Information Officer at Credit Suisse; and Sheila Jordan, Cohesity Board Advisor and Chief Digital Technology Officer at Honeywell, former CIO at Symantec.

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