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SafeStack snags Google, Microsoft cybersecurity experts for new advisory board

11 Jul 2017

New Zealand-based cybersecurity firm SafeStack has signed up major talent to its advisory board to help the company achieve further growth across the globe.

The company, which provides agile security, governance, security advice for startups and training, now has a former Microsoft evangelist and a senior product executive from Google on board.

SafeStack CEO Laura Bell unveiled the new board in a blog post this week. She says the process of finding candidates took three months and spanned the entire world.

New to the board are:

Rudy Bublitz, chief of Flying Kiwis Angels. He is an angel investor and startup specialist. He founded a UK consulting business with more than 400 staff.

Jessica DeVida, former Microsoft evangelist and now Chef technical evangelist. DeVida worked with the Windows IT Pro community to introduce DevOps and automation. She is also the founder of UberGeekGirl in the US and serves on the advisory board for the Mitch Hill Center for Applied Business IT.

Kevin Kanji, CISO of international payment and CRM company TSG. He works across consulting, security, banking and finance.

Ally Miller, Google senior product executive and head of O’Reilly Security Conference. She currently works with Google to create product strategies to mitigate security risks to the platform and end users. She has experience across security, behavioural analytics, product/platform development, e-commerce, retail and financial services.

Courtney Schneider, research and global ICS cybersecurity policy for Waterfall Security Solutions in Israel. She has worked for tier 1 global consulting firms in New Zealand, Israel, the United States and France.

Sam Stewart, head of technology at Culture Amp. He has worked as a security consultand and pentester. He has also spoken at hacker conventions.

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