The National Cybersecurity Strategy unveiled by the White House on March 2 began a new era of expectations for cybersecurity, one that shifts to a shared responsibility between companies and vendors. In the spirit of the new industry framework, Rubrik, known as the “Zero Trust Data Security Company,” announced the members of the company’s CISO Advisory Board.
Rubrik’s CISO Advisory Board is chaired by Chris Krebs, the first Director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and founding partner of the Krebs Stamos Group. The members include:
- Aaron Hughes, Senior Vice President and CISO, Albertsons
- Marnie Wilking, CISO, Booking.com
- Marene Allison, former CISO, Johnson & Johnson
- Amit Aggarwal, Head of Cybersecurity, Moderna
- Christophe Blassiau, SVP, Cybersecurity & Product Security, Global CISO & CPSO, Schneider Electric
“Ransomware and cyberattacks of all types continue to pose one of the top risks to organizations of all sizes and sectors,” said Krebs. “We have to work across industries and disciplines to address this global crisis. This CISO Advisory Board is on an important mission to best understand the challenges CISOs face and create solutions that help them succeed and build resilient, secure organizations today and into the future.
The mission of Rubrik’s CISO Advisory Board is to lead on strategies for collaboration across private and public sector organizations to address the unprecedented growth of cyberattacks. Aligned with Rubrik’s focus on cyber resilience, the Advisory Board will help to:
- Identify emerging cybersecurity market trends;
- Formulate best practices for strengthening organizational security posture and resilience;
- Propel the industry to establish data security standards to advance cyber defense; and
- Determine nation-state implications and public policy frameworks.
Cyberattacks have gone beyond human comprehension in recent years. The emergence of new AI technologies and an explosion of data in the move to the cloud, have the potential to open limitless new ways for cyberattacks to happen, by many different actors,” said Bipul Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder of Rubrik. “Our CISO Advisory Board brings together some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity, with real-world experience to help us advance data security innovation. We believe data is the most critical asset for organizations and it must be secured to ensure cyber recovery and business resiliency.
During its inaugural meeting in early March, the Rubrik CISO Advisory Board began to unpack the National Cybersecurity Strategy. According to Krebs, “This is a clear signal that the administration sees working with the private sector as one of the key elements of any successful approach to enhancing America’s cybersecurity strategy.”
It’s also evident the administration recognizes the value of working with the private sector and that cybersecurity is a collective defense approach for protecting America’s businesses. It’s clear that across both the private and public sector, leadership must increase business resilience to ensure rapid recovery and restoration of business-critical operations when faced with a cyber event.