Icertis announced that Alissa Abdullah, PhD, Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mastercard, Mark Simos, Senior Cybersecurity Architect, Microsoft, and Professor Rolf Schwartmann, President of the German Society for Data Protection and Privacy have joined the Icertis Information Security Advisory Board (ISAB).
Formed in 2020, the Icertis ISAB helps guide Icertis’ Zero Trust security model for enterprise infrastructure, information assets and customer environments, defining and advancing best practices related to security policy, configuration, monitoring and remediation. The Icertis Security Advisory Board is led by Icertis CTO and co-founder, Monish Darda, and led by Icertis CISO, Sandeep Kulkarni, as well as Chief Information Security Officer, Amit Malhotra, and Application Security Manager, Gaurav Tarey.
“A strong Security Advisory Board is the foundation of good data security and compliance practices,” said Monish Darda, Chief Technology Officer at Icertis. “As contract lifecycle management becomes the fifth system of record and Icertis becomes the de facto standard for contract intelligence across the enterprise, it’s critical that we manage all aspects of contract security. holistic way. We are delighted to add Alissa, Mark and Rolf to this team. Each brings world-class expertise in their field and will serve as an invaluable advisor as we maintain the trust of our customers and partners now and in the future.
The ISAB focuses on the three pillars of security in safeguarding Icertis and customer environments worldwide: infrastructure security, platform security, and data protection and compliance. Within these pillars, Icertis addresses ethics in artificial intelligence (AI), contractual compliance for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), and more, leveraging technologies such as blockchain. and AI, and compliance with contractual obligations to securely ensure the intent of each contract is fully realized.
The new members of the Icertis Information Security Advisory Board are:
Alissa Abdullah, PhD is currently Deputy Chief Security Officer of Mastercard, is an active board member of Girls in Tech, Inc. and Smartsheet. She was named one of the 300 Most Powerful Executives in American Business by Black Enterprise magazine and was listed as one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology. She also won a FedScoop 50 Federal Leadership Award.
“Security, data protection and compliance are critical in today’s global business climate,” said Dr. Alissa Abdullah, deputy director of security at Mastercard. “Icertis has proven leadership in these areas, and I look forward to applying my knowledge of data governance and data security to help the company stay ahead of tomorrow’s risks, while continuing to helping clients transform contract management.
Professor Rolf Schwartmann is head of the Center for Media Law at the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He is also President of the Society for Data Protection and Privacy (GDD) and was a member of the Data Ethics Commission.
“I am honored to provide Icertis with ongoing information and advice on data security and European compliance laws,” explained Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Director of the Media Law Center at TH University of Applied Sciences. Koln. “With best practices and the visionary expertise of its Information Security Advisory Board, Icertis is well positioned to maintain a resilient and secure infrastructure, while fostering a culture of security awareness and compliance across organization.”
Marc Simos is co-chair of The Open Group’s Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) working group and has been a major contributor to the Zero Trust Core Principles and Zero Trust Commandments publications. He is the lead cybersecurity architect for Microsoft.
He is a recognized cybersecurity thought leader focused on helping organizations achieve their cybersecurity and digital transformation goals. Mark has presented at numerous conferences including Black Hat USA, RSA Conference, Gartner Security & Risk Management, Microsoft BlueHat, Microsoft Ignite, and Financial Executives International. He is a recipient of The Open Group: Author Award.
“Icertis structures and connects commercial contract data to help customers act faster and meet their commitments, making it essential to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information systems, identity and data assets,” said Mark Simos, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Microsoft. “It is a pleasure for me to play a role in improving the security of the company’s infrastructure and applications.”