Veteran Cybersecurity Executive Mark Weatherford Joins BlackCloak's Advisory Board
AlertEnterprise CSO and National Cybersecurity Center Board Member brings decades of infosec and physical security experience to the leader in digital executive protection
ORLANDO, FLA. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 24, 2022
BlackCloak, the leading provider of digital executive protection for corporate executives, board members, and high-access employees and their families, today announced that veteran cybersecurity executive Mark Weatherford has joined its Advisory Board. Currently the Chief Security Officer and SVP of Regulated Industries at AlertEnterprise, Mark brings decades of experience consulting with startups, government, and enterprise security organizations to BlackCloak.
Mark joins Malcolm Harkins on the Advisory Board. The former Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance was appointed to the advisory board in February 2021.
“In today’s threat landscape, the need for digital executive protection is crystal clear,” said Weatherford. “I’ve been impressed by BlackCloak’s approach to mitigating this growing problem, and I am excited by the opportunity to help a company as unique as BlackCloak continue to scale.
In addition to his role at AlertEnterprise, Mark also currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at the National Cybersecurity Center. Previously, Mark has held a variety of executive level cybersecurity roles including Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, Principal at The Chertoff Group, Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and the first Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Colorado.
“There are very few cybersecurity executives in the world as accomplished as Mark Weatherford,” said Dr. Chris Pierson, BlackCloak’s founder and CEO. “His knowledge and guidance will be invaluable to us as we continue to pioneer digital executive protection in the face of unprecedented risk to personal digital lives. We’re very thankful that he has agreed to join our Advisory Board, and look forward to his mentorship in the years to come.”
A former naval cryptologist, Mark has also served as the Director of Navy Computer Network Defense Operations, Director of the Navy Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT), and established the Navy’s first operational red team. In 2008, Mark became California’s first Chief Information Security Officer. In 2011, he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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BlackCloak protects corporate executives, high-access employees, and high-net-worth individuals and families from targeted cyberattacks, online fraud, and other risks to them and their companies through their personal digital lives. Used by Fortune 1000s and mid-market organizations across all industries, BlackCloak’s SaaS-based digital executive protection solution protects the digital privacy, personal devices, and home networks of people with little time and a lot to lose. Executives and high-profile individuals get peace of mind knowing that their family, wealth, reputation, and finances are secured. Corporate security teams rest easy knowing that their organization is protected from threats to IP, finances, physical security, data and other digital assets that originate in their executives’ personal digital lives.