Members to work with company leaders to effectively address asset owner and operator needs and challenges in combatting threats against industrial control systems
Dragos, Inc., the industry’s trusted leader in industrial threat detection and response, today announced the formation and appointments to its advisory board. The board includes distinguished and accomplished professionals from a range of disciplines, including the industrial sector, business strategy and operations, product marketing and strategic communications, and utility and energy communities. These individuals will serve as advisors and advocates of Dragos and provide strategic analysis and direction to the Dragos executive and management teams.
“Our advisors each have unique expertise that brings immense value to Dragos,” said Dragos CEO and Co-Founder Robert M. Lee. “Adding these advisors is not only an additional validation of our mission and approach, but also an amazing resource to our team as we rapidly expand.”
Additionally, each advisor will serve as a strategic partner in the development and success of Dragos’ short-term and long-term goals and will provide professional expertise and guidance within their respective fields to help navigate and mitigate potential risks, discover opportunities, and define benchmarks for continued success and organizational growth.
Members of the Dragos advisory board include:
Marty Edwards – Director of Strategic Initiatives at the International Society of Automation (ISA), the current Managing Director of the Automation Federation, and former Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT)
Ambika Gadre – Founder and principal consultant at Xplicable LLC and former leader at Bracket Computing, IronPort, and Cisco’s Network Security division
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, current advisor to the U.S. national laboratories and innovative energy investment funds, and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
Philip Jones – President of Phil Jones Consulting and former Commissioner of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC)
Tom Gillis – Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware, former CEO of Bracket Computing, and former vice president and general manager of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems
Doug Donzelli – Founder and CEO of Apprion and current Managing Director at MarketBridge Venture Partners
Jeff Williams – Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures and previous Senior Vice President of Sales at FireEye
“Dragos has put together an unmatched group of industrial cybersecurity professionals,” said Edwards. “I am eager to work with them from an advisory perspective and look forward to assisting them in addressing the needs and challenges of industrial asset owners and operators in the face of ever-increasing threats against these critical operational technologies.”
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall added, “Cyber adversaries are targeting the industrial control systems that are vital to the energy sector, creating critical vulnerabilities for companies and governments in the United States and around the world. Dragos’ experienced leadership team has innovated an effective capability that can rapidly diagnose this growing threat, reduce incident response time, and build resilience.”
Dragos applies expert human intelligence and threat behavior analytics to redefine industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity. Its industry-first, ICS cybersecurity ecosystem provides industrial security practitioners with unprecedented situational awareness over their environments, with comprehensive threat intelligence, detection, and response capabilities. Dragos’ solutions include: the Dragos Platform, software providing ICS-specific asset discovery, threat detection, and investigation capabilities; Dragos Threat Operations Center, providing ICS threat hunting, incident response services, and ICS cybersecurity training; and Dragos ICS WorldView, providing global, ICS-specific threat intelligence in the form of weekly reports and critical alerts upon discovery. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington DC, Dragos’ team of ICS cybersecurity experts are practitioners who’ve lived the problems the industry faces, hailing from across the U.S. Intelligence Community to private sector industrial companies. For more information, please visit dragos.com.
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