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Interpres Security Taps Renowned Security Experts to Establish Interpres Security Advisory Group

To address the needs for the modern CISO and business leaders to shift the security mindset from risk-based modeling to threat-based modeling, Interpres Security established the Interpres Security Advisory Group, bringing together experts from the CIA, NSA, DISA, Sourcefire, the DOD, and other leading cybersecurity practices.

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In the wake of the SEC adopting rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose material breaches of any cybersecurity incident and greater pressure on organizations to demonstrate a well-reasoned and defendable cybersecurity program, sound expert guidance is now more important than ever before.

In an effort to address the needs for the modern CISO and business leaders to shift the security mindset from risk-based modeling to threat-based modeling, Interpres Security today announced the establishment of the Interpres Security Advisory Group, bringing together experts from the CIA, NSA, DISA, Sourcefire, the DOD, and other leading cybersecurity practices.

The inaugural members of the Interpres Security Advisory Group (ISAG) bring several decades of industry experience to Interpres, including:

Rob Richer, Former Associate Deputy Director for Operations (ADDO), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):

Mr. Richer retired in November 2005 from the CIA as the Associate Deputy Director for Operations, where he was responsible for leading the Clandestine Services’ worldwide collection and operational efforts with a specific focus on national security priorities and threats. After retiring from the CIA, he joined Blackwater USA as the company’s Vice President of Intelligence. In January 2007, he assumed duties as the CEO of Total Intelligence Solutions. Richer currently serves as a consultant on Middle East and national security issues and is a senior partner with International Advisory Partners.

Tom McDonough, Former President/COO, Sourcefire:

Mr. McDonough holds more than three decades of management experience in the enterprise software and cybersecurity industry. He has extensive operational expertise and a consistent track record of building and optimizing the performance of Go-To-Market teams that generate predictable revenue and profitable growth. Earlier in his career, McDonough served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sourcefire for 11 years, prior to its $2.7B acquisition by Cisco in October 2013. Before Sourcefire, McDonough was the CEO of a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) company, Mountain Wave, that was acquired by Symantec in 2003.

Tim Kosiba, President and CEO, Mountaincrest Consulting, LLC:

Mr. Kosiba retired from federal service after 33 years, holding multiple roles in both offensive and defensive cybersecurity. He has held senior leadership positions in cyber at NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, United States Cyber Command, and the FBI’s Computer Analysis Response Team, assisting in the prosecution of federal criminal activity. Recently, Kosiba served as the CEO of Bracket F, where he brought his expertise to assist federal, state, local, and healthcare communities nationally and internationally.

Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson, Founder, Pinnacle Strategic Consulting, LLC:

Mr. Wilson was the driving force behind the 2018 DoD Cyber Strategy and the first ever department-wide Cyber Posture Review, assessing the U.S. Department of Defense cyber capability. A retired Major General of the United States Air Force, Wilson has been at the forefront of cyber, space, intelligence operations, and capability development with over three decades of service.

Pete Dinsmore, Former Deputy CTO for Mission Assurance at DISA:

Mr. Dinsmore was previously the Deputy CTO for Mission Assurance at Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Principal of Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Possessing more than three decades of industry experience, Dinsmore’s expertise lies in IT/security research as well as organizational leadership.

Shane Shook, PhD, Venture Partner at Forgepoint Capital:

Dr. Shook currently serves as a Venture Partner at Forgepoint Capital. In addition to his VC career, Shook is also a cybercrime investigations expert with more than 30 years of experience in information technology and security consulting. Previously, Dr. Shook served as the Chief Knowledge Officer and Global Vice President of Consulting at Cylance. Prior to Cylance, Shook worked with McAfee as an independent consultant and with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), LECG, and KPMG, where he led services teams as a Managing Director. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer at ZeroFox and spent a decade as a Cryptologic Linguist in the United States Air Force. Dr. Shook currently sits on the Board of Directors for CyberHaven, SolCyber, and BehavioSec.

Lou DeSorbo, Founder at CIOSO Global:

Mr. DeSorbo is a seasoned expert in the information security/business consulting space in his role as the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Eagle Advisors. With experience spanning over two decades, his experience is marked by a proven track record of delivering transformative solutions to a diverse portfolio of clients across industries. Prior to creating Blue Eagle Advisors, Mr. DeSorbo held pivotal leadership positions at top-tier consulting firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte. He also currently works as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Greg Sullivan

Greg Sullivan, Former Global CIO at Carnival Corp.:

Mr. Sullivan is the former Global Chief Information Officer for Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company. Mr. Sullivan holds decades of experience in business information and security as CEO of IT consulting and services company Avanade (formerly G.A. Sullivan) and CEO and CTO of cybersecurity firm Global Velocity, building the startup through the early stage and into full operation.

“The Interpres Advisory Group (ISAG) members are joining as Interpres enters an exciting period of rapid growth and momentum. Our management team is looking forward to working closely with each member as we continue to scale the business and address the ever growing needs of the CISO,” said Nick Lantuh, CEO and Co-Founder of Interpres Security. “Each advisory group member brings a unique perspective to Interpres and is fully aligned with our mission to help organizations right-size their defenses to focus on the threats that matter most to them.”

For more information on the Interpres Security Advisory Group (ISAG) members click here and see the official press release here.