Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Information Security Luminary Steve Katz Joins Veriphyr Advisory Board

Identity and Access Intelligence SaaS Provider Taps Prominent Financial Services Expert as Strategic Counselor

Veriphyr, a leading provider of Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI), today announced that Steve Katz, one of the leading authorities on information security for the financial services sector, has joined the company as the first member of its Board of Advisors. Mr. Katz will provide strategic technology, go-to-market, and business development counsel to Veriphyr’s management team.

Former CISO at Citibank, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch
Mr. Katz is one of the preeminent figures and leading thinkers in matters of financial services information security. He is the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Citibank, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch, and was appointed as the Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Katz is a founder and president of Security Risk Solutions LLC, a leading information security consulting firm.
Veriphyr has developed a very powerful platform for analyzing mountains of identity and access rights, policy and usage data to extract actionable security and regulatory compliance intelligence,” said Steve Katz. “The applications for this technology in the highly regulated and risk sensitive financial services arena are significant. I am looking forward to working with Veriphyr to help them expand their footprint in this market.”
Veriphyr’s identity and access intelligence SaaS solution proactively detects data privacy breaches and inappropriate access to applications, databases, and systems. The company’s advanced data analytics transform identity, rights, and activity data to expose threats and regulatory violations that span privacy, compliance, risk, and security.
Steve Katz is one of the most respected, knowledgeable, and connected information security experts in the financial services industry,” said Alan Norquist, Founder and CEO of Veriphyr. “His decision to join the Veriphyr advisory board gives our technology a major credibility boost in the financial services market. We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve to our team, and are fortunate to have him as a trusted advisor.”
About Veriphyr
Veriphyr Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI) service discovers data privacy breaches and inappropriate access to applications, databases, and systems. Veriphyr applies advanced data analytics to transform identity, rights, and activity data into actionable intelligence for business management in privacy, compliance, and security.

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