NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2020 – ShardSecure™, the data protection company whose Microshard™ technology reduces data sensitivity to mitigate the risk of cloud misconfigurations and accelerate cloud adoption, today announced that cybersecurity industry veteran John McNulty has joined their board of advisors. McNulty joins a seasoned team of investors and advisors which also includes cybersecurity luminary Tim Noonan, and VC funds like SineWave and 500 Startups, among others.
John McNulty is a cyber security veteran who held leadership positions at Intel and Genesys before guiding NASDAQ-traded Secure Computing as Chairman and CEO through tremendous turnaround and growth from 1999 to 2008, leading to its acquisition by McAfee for approximately $500 million. McNulty then went on to serve as President & CEO of InterAct911 Corp., a public safety software platform who he also saw through successful exit via acquisition by Constellation Software Inc. in 2015.
McNulty is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the network monitoring company cPacket Networks, and Bayshore Networks, a leading industrial control system protection company. McNulty recently served on the board of Opengear, which was acquired by Digi International for approximately $150 M in November 2019.
“I am excited to be supporting ShardSecure as they help organizations reduce data sensitivity and embrace the scalability of cloud,” said McNulty. “Cloud misconfigurations continue to be exploited by nefarious parties, to the detriment of some of today’s leading enterprises along with their customers. The market is in clear need of a solution that protects against security vulnerabilities caused by misconfigurations, and ShardSecure’s Microshard technology provides a unique solution by fragmenting and dispersing data to make it unreadable to would-be hackers.”
ShardSecure announced a seed funding round at the end of 2019 and has built and continues to build an experienced list of advisors, investors and customer advisory board members. “We’re thrilled to have John McNulty join Shard Secure as an advisor,” said CEO & Co-founder, Bob Lam. “He brings a wealth of industry knowledge, leadership and corporate governance expertise to our team and has an impressive track record in delivering shareholder results.”
Learn more about ShardSecure at https://shardsecure.com/, or at upcoming presentations at conferences including AGC’s 2020 West Coast Information Security & Broader Technology Growth Conference and RSA Security Conference on February 24, 2020.
ShardSecure’s Microshard™ technology reduces data sensitivity to mitigate the risks of security breaches caused by misconfigurations in the cloud. ShardSecure breaks down and distributes data to multiple locations, further obfuscating data by poising it with false shards to render it unreadable to would-be hackers. By reducing data sensitivity, ShardSecure helps accelerate cloud adoption, lowers compliance costs and enables secure file sharing. Learn more at https://shardsecure.com/.
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