ObserveID strengthens its advisory board with appointments of veteran cybersecurity experts Raj Badhwar and Kurt John
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2022 – ObserveID, an identity-first company featuring a Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) SaaS platform for hybrid and multicloud environments, today announced the addition of two new members to its Strategic Advisory Board. The new advisors will join the current board to provide strategic guidance to the senior management team on the company’s ongoing strategy and product evolution of its real-time identity intelligence, automation, and governance solution.
Joining the ObserveID Board of Advisors (in alphabetical order) are:
Raj Badhwar – former SVP and Global CISO, Voya Financial
A seasoned leader in IT and cybersecurity with 25+ years of experience, Raj has worked in senior roles at some of the world’s largest organizations. Raj is a Director and Secretary of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) and holds several notable board and advisory positions. He has authored The CISO’s Next Frontier and The CISO’s Transformation, has co-authored 14 security patents, and written many security articles for magazines. Read more about Raj at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajbadhwar/
“ObserveID has the capability to secure multicloud workloads, provide single-pane-of-glass visibility into cross-functional risk gaps and compliance issues, and the ability to detect and mitigate security risks, gaps, and threats,” said Raj Badhwar, former SVP and Global CISO at Voya Financial. “I am happy to join the advisory board to help ObserveID’s management team continue to pursue their successful strategic growth initiatives.”
Kurt John – Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA
Kurt is an accomplished innovation and Cybersecurity executive, currently responsible for strategy, governance, and implementation of Cybersecurity for Siemens USA – Siemens’ largest market. Throughout his career, he is most proud of driving and implementing a collaborative culture that prioritizes proximity and responsiveness to his customers. Kurt is involved in many board and advisory positions and was named one of the “Most Influential People in Security in 2020” by Security Magazine. Read more about Kurt at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtmjohn/
“ObserveID solves a problem in cloud access that time and again is the culprit for unauthorized access,” said Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Siemens USA. “And, providing insights, automation and dynamic control while alleviating complexity creates a phenomenal tool that mitigates risk while driving efficiency. The mission is a good one and the team is great so I was happy to join the advisory board to help achieve that mission.”
“Our senior leadership team is excited to welcome Raj and Kurt to our Strategic Advisory Board. We were most impressed with their business acumen and cybersecurity expertise, and believe their input will be valuable in helping guide our company through future phases of growth,” said Axay Desai, Founder and CEO of ObserveID. “Raj and Kurt bring a wealth of complementary knowledge, experience, and talent to our current board, that will play an integral role in guiding our strategic decisions, and broadening our client relationships. I am confident that our advisory board will challenge us to rise to exciting opportunities and help strengthen ObserveID’s position in the fast-growing identity-first CIEM space.”
Badhwar and John join the current ObserveID Board of Advisors announced in 2021 (in alphabetical order):
As the Founder of SHE and Standout To Lead, Aarti is a recognized champion for empowering women in cybersecurity and in joining corporate boards. Aarti has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers to achieve equality for underrepresented groups in STEM and in leadership providing a collective voice within the organization and closing the gender diversity gap. Read more about Aarti at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aartigadhia/
With a storied career in financial services technology and cybersecurity, Tom has led many successful IAM programs utilizing custom build as well as off-the-shelf technology supporting internal, external, customer, and third-party cloud identities alike. With his unparalleled passion for the space, Tom is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in IAM and a recent winner of the 2021 IAM Evangelist of the Year award. Read more about Tom at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/identitymgmtexpert/
Stephenie Southard – VP and CISO, Baxter Credit Union (BCU)
With an impressive 25+ years of industry experience in IT and Security, Stephenie is an accomplished professional who is well-known by industry peers for her successful leadership and expertise. A highly demanded public speaker, Stephenie was a 2020 “Chicago CISO of the Year” Nominee, ranked “10 Best CISOs of 2021” by Tech Magazine, and most recently, recognized by Global Touch, Inc.®, as an “IT Wondrous Woman.” Read more about Stephenie at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenie-southard-b16a8021/
About ObserveID, Inc.
Founded by industry veteran Axay Desai, ObserveID is an identity-first Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) platform that provides proactive protection for hybrid and multicloud environments. ObserveID features an easy-to-deploy SaaS platform that uses real-time identity intelligence, automation, and governance to help organizations continuously monitor, detect, and mitigate breaches by reducing the attack surface. In the event of abnormal behavior detection or a potential threat, the ObserveID solution will automatically begin remediation by enforcing policies in place.
ObserveID provides enhanced dynamic compliance and governance reporting in real-time, and access detection of human and machine identities, using Principles of Least Privilege, Zero Trust, and Just-in-Time Provisioning. The ObserveID platform emphasizes complete observability throughout the entire identity lifecycle by managing the end-to-end provisioning process automatically through a feature-rich, customizable Single Pane of Glass dashboard. ObserveID offers both a complete suite solution through its end-to-end platform for organizations beginning their cloud security journey, and an Enterprise edition with seamless integration with most existing IGA/PAM/IAM solutions to complement and enhance the organization’s ROI and operational efficiency.