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June 27, 2012

Allgress Opens A New Window On Security and Risk Management

Wanted to highlight a podcast that I published on Network World yesterday.  It is about a company called Allgress, which recently emerged from stealth.  Allgress helps with GRC and risk management.  They have built the product based on the feedback and advice of some major CISOs, including Dave Cullanaine formerly from eBay.

I had a chance to sit down and talk with Jeff Bennet, President/COO of Allgress and Dave Cullanine, who needs no introduction to those of us in the security world.

Here are bios of Jeff and Dave:

Dave Cullinane

Dave Cullinane photoDave Cullinane is a globally recognized leader and visionary in the IT security industry. He served for five years as a vice president and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for eBay, where he was responsible for global fraud, risk and security strategy and programs that provided security for eBay and its many global businesses, including StubHub, InternetAuction.co, and GSI Commerce. Prior to joining eBay, Dave was the CISO for one of the largest banks in the United States. He has more than 30 years of IT security experience and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a former Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).

Dave is a founding member and chairman of the board of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He is the past president and chairman of the IT-ISAC, an organization dedicated to sharing security related information across companies in the IT industry. He served as a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and the National Council of ISACs. He is an ISSA Fellow, and was recently elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He serves on ASIS International's CSO Roundtable Committee and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of CSO Magazine and SC Magazine. He was awarded SC Magazine’s Global Award as Chief Security Officer of the Year for 2005 and CSO Magazine’s 2006 Compass Award as a “Visionary Leader of the Security Profession.” In 2012 he was awarded SecureWorld’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the information security community.

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett photoJeff Bennet is the Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Bennett brings almost two decades of business leadership, product development, and IT security and compliance industry experience to the company. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and led several companies, including digital defense services firms SiegeWorks and SiegeWorks International. In 2006, FishNet Security, the nation's leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training, acquired SiegeWorks. Following the acquisition, Bennett served as executive vice president of services at FishNet. He has served on the advisory boards of other leading security providers. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Hayward.

The podcast is only about 25 minutes. Enjoy!

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