Cohesity Expands its Security Advisory Council with Addition of Kelly Bissell, Current Microsoft and Former Accenture Security Executive
SAN JOSE, Calif. — November 15, 2022 — Cohesity, a leader in data security and management, today announced the addition of Kelly Bissell, CVP of Microsoft Security Services, to the Cohesity Security Advisory Council. As the council’s seventh member, Bissell brings nearly 30 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity with former security leadership roles at Accenture, and Deloitte.
The Cohesity Security Advisory Council, led by Mandiant CEO, Kevin Mandia, brings together industry leading visionaries with deep security and IT expertise from a host of enterprise and government agencies — including Mandiant, Netflix, Facebook, and the National Security Agency (NSA) – and now Microsoft, Accenture, and Deloitte. Bissell’s addition is a testament to the high priority Cohesity places on helping customers and partners advance data security and cyber resiliency within their environments while addressing emerging and ongoing cyberattacks, including ransomware.
“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,” said 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 utilize our combined forces in creating a more secure world for our customers.”
Building on a Distinguished Security Advisory Council
With newly added strength, the Cohesity Security Advisory Council will advise the Cohesity team, customers, and partners on security trends and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The council is composed of industry leaders that bring decades of expertise developing technologies and standards to help organizations protect their data and increase cyber resilience. The council will work with industry groups and the broad technology ecosystem to prevent the impact of cyberattacks.
In addition to Bissell, the council is comprised of leading industry experts, including:
Kevin Mandia: Current 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 vice president of Information Security at Netflix.
Marianne Bailey: Partner at Guidehouse, and former senior cybersecurity executive at the NSA.
Laura Barrowman: Current Cohesity board advisor and chief information officer at Credit Suisse.
Sheila Jordan: Current Cohesity board advisor and chief digital technology officer at Honeywell, former CIO at Symantec.
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