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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2016) - Securonix announced today that Vice Admiral (Ret.) Mike McConnell, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, has joined the company in an official capacity as senior advisory board member. McConnell brings to Securonix a lifetime of experience in addressing some of the largest and most complex security threats that our country has faced.
"Securonix is innovating analytics capabilities that are game changing in cyber security," said McConnell. "I'm delighted to be a part of a company that is helping businesses and government tackle the fraud and insider threat problem and I'm looking forward to helping clients protect what is most critical to their organization's growth."
McConnell served as Director of the National Security Agency from 1992 to 1996, providing global intelligence and information security services to the White House, Cabinet officials and Congress. In 1996, Booz Allen Hamilton recruited McConnell to create its first information security business -- a ten million dollar cyber security division that eventually grew into a one billion dollar business. McConnell joined the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as its initial Chairman of the Board in 2005, where he led efforts to increase collaboration within the intelligence and national security communities. In 2007, McConnell was appointed Director of National Intelligence by George W. Bush, becoming the second person to hold the title.
"We are honored to have Mike McConnell join the firm as a member of our Board of Advisors," said Sachin Nayyar, CEO of Securonix. "McConnell brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise addressing some of the country's largest and most complex data protection and security concerns. He was among the first to recognize the critical threat cyber crime would pose to the security of the United States. We continue to grow our advisory board with some of the most important figures in cyber security and rely heavily on their guidance and advice."
As a member of the Securonix Board of Advisors, McConnell joins a distinguished group of national security leaders and security industry experts including former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, international cyber security expert Bob Rose, former Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Intelligence Community Patrick Gorman, and former NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis.
Securonix is working to radically transform all areas of data security with actionable security intelligence. Our purpose-built advanced security analytics technology mines, enriches, analyzes, scores and visualizes customer data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats from within and outside their environment. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques that track users, account and system behavior, Securonix is able to detect the most advanced data security, insider threats and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Globally customers are using Securonix to address the most basic and complex needs around advanced persistent threat detection and monitoring, high privileged activity monitoring, enterprise and web fraud detection, application risk monitoring and access risk management. For more information visit www.securonix.com.
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