Cigent Technology, Inc., an innovative cyber security technology provider, has formed a Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of distinguished public sector industry leaders. The Cigent SAB will work closely with the Company’s leadership team to formulate strategic and go-to-market priorities surrounding the forthcoming generation of industry-first storage products with built-in cyber security.
"This is an important milestone for Cigent as we prepare to go to market with new approaches to fighting the war on cyber crime," said Brad Rowe, Cigent’s CEO. "We are in a unique position to change the way people, companies and government agencies protect themselves and their data from those wishing to do harm. Because of this, we needed a unique group of strategic advisors. We thoughtfully curated this board to include public sector industry experts whose collective experience ensures Cigent has the guidance we need to navigate our way in the dynamic and complex cyber security solutions market.”
The new SAB will be chaired by John Zangardi, who previously served as Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Acting Do DCIO/Principal Deputy, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for C4I, IO and Space. Zangardi is an internationally recognized IT, cyber security, and data analysis leader and executive. He is a regular conference speaker and has testified before US House and Senate committees on topics such as IT modernization, cybersecurity, supply chain, and space.
"Cigent has both the technology, the expertise and market vision to provide a truly new approach to protecting a variety of entities against cyber crime,” said Zangardi."I’m very pleased to have been asked to chair the Board of Strategic Advisors for Cigent and support its strategic planning and market execution. ”Additional Cigent SAB members include:
- Chris Cummiskey is the Chief Executive Officer of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, LLC, a firm that specializes in cyber, homeland security, government technology and acquisition consulting. Mr. Cummiskey serves as a strategic advisor to Federal agencies, state governments, private sector companies and boards of directors. Mr. Cummiskey has 24 years of government experience in senior leadership positions at both the Federal and state levels. Mr. Cummiskey served at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), most recently in the number three position as Under Secretary for Management. Prior to serving at DHS, Mr. Cummiskey was appointed Arizona State CIO. He was also elected to six terms in the Arizona State Legislature.
- Lisa Marie Cheney is a thought leader and noted expert on federal government business development. She has served at the highest levels of government and within the commercial industry. Her areas of expertise include defense and national security, intelligence, energy, homeland security, cybersecurity, and foreign policy issues. Ms. Cheney currently serves as the President of Innovative Business Group, a firm specializing in federal business and strategy development. Ms. Cheney also serves on the Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Advisory Board, and on the advisory board of NEC North America.
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