Archive for March 8, 2023

“Tool Bloat” Slows Cloud Threat Resolution Time: Palo Alto Networks

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According to a survey conducted by Palo Alto Networks, 39% of global organizations reported a surge in breaches over the past year. The security vendor polled over 2500 respondents in the US, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore and the UK:

  • 90% said they are unable to detect, contain and resolve cyber-threats within an hour
  • 42% reported an increase in mean time to remediate
  • 30% reported a major increase in intrusion attempts and unplanned downtime

Part of the challenge appears to be the complexity of their cloud security environments – partly caused by tool bloat.

  • 76% said that the number of cloud security tools they use creates blind spots
  • 77% said they struggle to identify what tools are necessary to achieve their objectives

previous Palo Alto study revealed that organizations rely on over 30 tools for security, including 6–10 cloud security products.

I have two comments on this. The first is from Dave Ratner, CEO at HYAS:

   “The growing complexity of cloud environments, whether it is hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, or simply a growing infrastructure, means that it’s easy to lose the visibility of what’s actually going on inside the environment.  Without the proper visibility, it’s increasingly difficult to ensure proper controls, which provides great opportunities for bad actors to hide without being seen, communicate with their command-and-control for instructions and data exfiltration without being detected, and otherwise perform nefarious actions at will.  

   “What’s required is the proper level of visibility and observability into the environments to detect, in real-time, any and all anomalous communications — only then can organizations actually enforce their controls, cut down on the mean-time to detect anomalous communications, and shine a light on the bad actors’ hiding spots.  

   “While this visibility may have been performed in the past through deep packet inspection or other mechanisms, the growth and complexity of the cloud environments makes that nearly impossible at scale; nevertheless, organizations which monitor and track their DNS traffic can actually address this problem in a light-weight, easy to deploy, easy to manage, and inexpensive to operate manner.  This allows organizations to shift left, move into a true business resiliency and business continuity program, detecting and shutting down anomalies in the network before they become significant breaches and issues.”

Bryson Bort, Founder and CEO at SCYTHE follows up with this:

   “A threat can only hack what they can touch: surface area is the technical range of this. The more code (software) with the more features accessible (beware default configurations!), the more opportunities you have provided a potential threat. A large percentage of software is installed with the default configurations (this is now part of the threat’s text matrix for their attacks) or sub-optimally configured (likely increasing risk).

   “First step, which takes a just few minutes: map all of your tools by category of what they defend (assets, users, etc) against the NIST CSF defensive phases: Identify (Configuration Management), Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Now you know what’s generally covered and you’ve identified overlap where you are over-exposed. Now, make the tools work for you! Invest in validating your assumptions (does this block/see what I think it does?) and optimizing how they’re configured.

   “Security is defined by the threat, so a Continuous Threat and Exposure Management approach is the best practice by driving real threat behaviors safely in your environment and continuously so it’s helping you adapt to the rate of change of your business.”

The complexity of managing cloud environments has clearly become the next battleground between threat actors and those who defend against them. Hopefully those who are on the side of the good guys read reports like these and take action to prevent bad things from happening to them.

SAP Introduces SAP Datasphere 

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SAP SE today announced key data innovations and partnerships that give customers access to mission-critical data, enabling faster time to insights and better business decision-making. SAP announced SAP Datasphere solution, the next generation of its data management portfolio, which give customers easy access to business-ready data across the data landscape. SAP also introduced strategic partnerships with industry-leading data and AI companies – Collibra NV, Confluent Inc., Databricks Inc. and DataRobot Inc. – to enrich SAP Datasphere and allow organizations to create a unified data architecture that securely combines SAP software data and non-SAP data.

Until today, accessing and using data located in disparate systems and locations – across cloud providers, data vendors and on-premise systems – has been a complex challenge. Customers have had to extract data from original sources and export it to a central location, losing critical business context along the way and recapturing it only through ongoing, dedicated IT projects and manual effort. With today’s announcements, SAP Datasphere helps eliminate this hidden data tax, enabling customers to build a business data fabric architecture that quickly delivers meaningful data with business context and logic intact.

SAP Datasphere

Available today, SAP Datasphere is the next generation of the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution. It enables data professionals to deliver scalable access to mission-critical business data. With a unified experience for data integration, data cataloging, semantic modeling, data warehousing, data federation and data virtualization, SAP Datasphere enables data professionals to help distribute mission-critical business data – with business context and logic preserved – across their organization’s data landscape. SAP Datasphere is built on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), which includes strong enterprise security capabilities, such as database security, encryption and governance.

No additional steps or migrations are required for existing customers of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, who will benefit from new SAP Datasphere functionality in their product environment. New functionality includes data cataloging that automatically discovers, manages and governs data; simplified data replication to deliver data and its constant updates in real-time; and enhanced data modeling that preserves the rich business context of data in SAP applications. Additional application integration capabilities that link data and metadata from cloud solutions from SAP to SAP Datasphere are planned.

Messer Americas, a leading industrial and medical gas company in North and South America, needed simple and secure access to data from SAP and non-SAP solutions within the company to strengthen data-driven decision-making and free up IT resources to focus on other strategic tasks. With SAP Datasphere, Messer Americas was able to build a modern data architecture that maintained the context of its enterprise data.

Strategic Partnerships

SAP and its new open-data partners will help hundreds of millions of users across the world make informed business-critical decisions rooted in massive amounts of data. SAP’s strategic partners provide the unique strengths of their ecosystems and enable customers to combine all their data like never before. 

Initial partners include:

  • Collibra plans to have a tailored integration with SAP, enabling customers to achieve an enterprise governance strategy by building a complete data catalog with lineage across their entire data landscape – both SAP and non-SAP data. Collibra makes trusted data discoverable across any organization. 
  • Confluent plans to connect its data streaming platform, empowering companies to unlock valuable business data and connect it with external applications in real time. Confluent’s cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion – permitting the uninhibited flow of real-time data from various sources across an organization.
  • Databricks customers can integrate their Data Lakehouse with SAP software so data can be shared with semantics preserved, helping customers simplify their data landscape.
  • DataRobot enables customers to leverage multimodal automated machine learning capabilities on top of SAP Datasphere and bring it directly into their business data fabric on whichever cloud platform it resides.

For more information, visit the Announcement Blog.

The City Of Hamilton Ontario Bans TikTok And “Paused” Their TikTok Account

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The bad news for TikTok continues to pile up. Hot on the heels of a likely ban in the US, comes news that the city of Hamilton Ontario which is just west of Toronto is going not only ban TikTok from city issued devices, but they have also “paused” their TikTok account which they created this year:

In a notice on Friday, the city’s director of communications pointed directly at federal and some provincial government bans as motivation for a similar directive targeted for city staff.

He said the ban was “out of an abundance of caution” after consultation with the IT division, senior leadership and social media team.

“In addition, the city’s Communications TikTok account will be paused and made dormant while staff await result of the Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner probe alongside privacy regulators from provinces of Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta,” Matthew Grant said in an update.

Well, that’s not good if you’re TikTok as it’s all these bans and investigations into the social media app are going to make the average citizen think twice about having it on their phones. If I were ByteDance, I would extremely concerned as these bans clearly have momentum now.

Nyriad Field CTO Adam Roberts to Speak at Storage Technology Showcase 

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Nyriad announced today that Field CTO Adam Roberts will present at Storage Technology Showcase(STS) and discuss how organizations can achieve exceptional performance and stability with erasure codes on a combined CPU/GPU design. Nyriad will also showcase UltraIO, the company’s data storage system that helps organizations enhance agility, accelerate innovation, and gain the competitive advantage necessary to achieve business growth and success.

Today’s data-driven organizations must process massive amounts of data to reengineer operations, accelerate innovation and implement more efficient service delivery models. These organizations rely on computing performance to help drive their success with greater agility, reliability and efficiency. However, traditional RAID implementations for block storage pose performance issues and failure domain problems that can lead to serious risks.

Nyriad offers a new approach that implements erasure codes on a combined CPU/GPU architecture with intelligent data placement, enabling true performance and resilience in the same solution. A properly designed combined CPU and GPU architecture, leveraging block-level erasure codes, provides stable performance even after numerous drive failures, retaining performance similar to an optimized array. Block-based erasure codes can be implemented in such a way that the storage system will experience less than a 5% performance degradation to the array, even when as many as 20 drives out of a 204-drive array have been marked as failed.

Storage Technology Showcase is a vendor-neutral symposium for high-volume digital and long-term storage engineers and executives. STS addresses the current and future challenges of fast-moving storage technologies. Attendees and participating solution providers represent thought leadership from around the world, with installations of 100s of petabytes of local cloud or on-premise storage.

Event details

  • Storage Technology Showcase will be held March 13-15 at the Marriott University Park in Tucson, Arizona
  • Roberts’ presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. pacific time
  • Attendees may stop by and visit Nyriad’s station at the Marriott

Guest Post: Americans lost a record $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022

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Americans are losing more to fraud than ever before. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, based on the numbers provided by the Federal Trade Commission, consumers in the United States lost an unprecedented $8.8 billion to various scams in 2022 — a 43% rise from the previous year. 

While fraud losses increased, the number of fraud cases dropped by a fifth from 2.9 million in 2021 to 2.4 million in 2022. 

Fraudsters utilize a range of techniques and scams to cash in from unsuspecting victims. However, some scams are more lucrative than others. 

Investment-related fraud hurt consumers the most, with reported losses reaching $3.8 billion in 2022, up 116% from $1.8 billion in 2021. Funds lost to investment fraud alone constituted nearly half the total losses to fraud in the US last year. Overall, there were 104,703 investment fraud cases recorded in 2022. 

While US citizens lost the most money to investment fraud, imposter scams were the most prevalent, with 725,989 cases reported in 2022. Together they cost US consumers $2.7 billion — 11% more than the previous year.

The third spot on the list is occupied by business and job opportunities fraud. US consumers reported 92,723 such fraud instances, totaling $367.4 million in losses. Compared to 2021, losses to business and job opportunities fraud increased by 76%.

Other fraud types that caused US consumers significant losses include online shopping and negative reviews scams ($358.1) and prizes, sweepstakes, and lottery scams ($301.9 million).

​​Cybersecurity writer at Atlas VPN, Ruta Cizinauskaite, shares tips on how to avoid falling victim to fraud:

“While fraudsters continuously find innovative ways to deceive victims, there are some general rules you can follow to protect yourself from falling victim to fraud. Be wary of unsolicited calls, emails, or messages, try to verify the identity of the person or organization contacting you, and take the time to think through any requests or offers before making a decision. Most importantly, don’t share your personal information, such as your social security number, bank account information, or credit card details, unless you are absolutely sure it is necessary and legitimate.”

To read the full article, head over to:


A TikTok Ban Appears To Be Very Likely In The US

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I’ve been saying for a while that given the fact that TikTok hasn’t really done anything to take the fact that it is Chinese owned and the Chinese Communist Party exerts influence in how it operates, it should be banned. It now appears that a ban is coming in the US. There’s a bill that is making its way through the Senate that has White House backing called the RESTRICT act:

The legislation would empower the Commerce Department to review deals, software updates or data transfers by information and communications technology in which a foreign adversary has an interest. TikTok, which has become a viral sensation in the U.S. by allowing kids to create and share short videos, is owned by Chinese internet giant ByteDance.

Under the new proposal, if the Commerce secretary determines that a transaction poses “undue or unacceptable risk” to U.S. national security, it can be referred to the president for action, up to and including forced divestment.

The bill was dubbed the RESTRICT Act, which stands for Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, formally unveiled the legislation on Capitol Hill alongside a bipartisan group of Senate co-sponsors. The White House issued a statement publicly endorsing the bill while Warner was briefing reporters.

“This bill presents a systematic framework for addressing technology-based threats to the security and safety of Americans,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement, adding that it would give the government new tools to mitigate national security risks in the tech sector.

Sullivan urged Congress “to act quickly to send the bill to the President’s desk.”

“Critically, it would strengthen our ability to address discrete risks posed by individual transactions, and systemic risks posed by certain classes of transactions involving countries of concern in sensitive technology sectors,” said Sullivan.

A TikTok spokeswoman did not respond Tuesday to CNBC’s request for comment.

TikTok has to be freaking right now as a ban in the US would likely create a domino effect of other countries banning TikTok. So one has to wonder how TikTok will respond to this as if they lose in the US, they lose everywhere.

This should be interesting to watch.

UPDATE: Kevin Bocek, VP Ecosystem and Community at Venafi had this comment:

The recently introduced RESTRICT Act would establish new, broad powers for the US Government to target possible threats to national security, personal privacy, and competitive threats. This goes well beyond a TikTok ban. It could change everything, from the phones in our pockets, to who gets to use emerging AI. And it brings back memories of the Encryption Wars of the 1990s when governments sought to control encryption technologies that we take for granted with bans and backdoors.

We’re now at a serious point in time, where the technologies in our pockets, homes, streets, businesses, airports and beyond can be used as part of kinetic warfare. And the RESTRICT Act targets the issues that we must face in the West.

Governments are finally waking up to the fact that adversaries don’t just use missiles and tanks – but instead, they take advantage of modern-day technology, controlled by machines connecting to the Internet. The worrying reality is that this technology can be monitored and controlled. For example, cranes built in China that offload containers from ships can not only be monitored but also potentially hijacked to create chaos and damage. Likewise, technologies from generative AI, to the graphic cards that make machine learning happen, are available globally and can be abused by adversaries.

The potential impact of the RESTRICT Act isn’t just a ban on TikTok. It’s the opening to what’s likely to be a decades long technology Cold War. One where the machines and software they run – which powers economies and innovation – will become a battleground for governments looking to stop adversaries in the AI, always-connected, and cloud computing driven age.

International Women’s Day – #EmbraceEquity

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International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated globally on Wednesday, March 8. This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity.

According to the IWD site (just one of many dedicated to this important day), International Women’s Day “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.”

While great strides have indeed been and continue to be made in the tech industry, it is important to note that there remains work to be done. According to Zippia, in 2022, Women held just 28% of computing and mathematical jobs in the US, and made up 34.4% of the workforce of the U.S.’s largest tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft).

Executives from Datadobi, DH2i and Imply had this to say regarding this important and timely topic: 

Erica Cronan, Global Marketing Manager, Datadobi:

“Although the message of International Women’s Day is not restricted to just one day of the year, the chosen subject for this year urges us to think explicitly about eliminating biases. The impression of what women can and cannot do is a major source of hardship for many.

We’ve come a long way in eradicating some of the stereotypes about women in technology, but we still have a ways to go. Encouraging women and allies of women worldwide to demonstrate their support in a variety of ways is crucial to breaking barriers. Look inside yourself to see what beliefs you might be holding that are still contributing to the issues that women encounter in the workplace.

In the same way, I urge women in tech to be open to mentoring new team members. We can achieve gender equity and a more balanced workplace by having strong female role models in the field. I am grateful to be a part of an organizational culture that supports diversity and encourages women to express their creativity and develop new skills. The leaders and organizations we as women must select must promote equality.” 

Francesca Corsini, US Regional Sales Manager, Datadobi:

“I am very fortunate to have strong female role models and to work for a company that values growth, support, and opportunity for everyone, equally. Their mentorship, guidance, and support helped me establish a career in tech. Hard work and dedication should not go unrecognized regardless of social, economic, racial, and religious differences and choices.

Innovation and technological breakthroughs are driven by our unique ideas, differences, and perspectives. It is our responsibility to continue building a world that fosters equal opportunity and brings a diverse set of minds to the table.”

Jamie Hawkins, Marketing Director, DH2i

“Today more than ever, women have more opportunities to create the future we want. While overcoming biases, the world’s workplaces continue to make great strides, with prevailing research touting the benefits of doing so. According to McKinsey, companies with significant female representation are 25% more likely to outperform male-dominated competitors. Likewise, Gartner research states that inclusivity can improve team performance by as much as 30%. 

I myself am fortunate to work for a company that fosters an inclusive workplace that empowers every individual to reach their full potential. Beyond ethical motivation, DH2i recognizes that an inclusive workplace is a powerful business strategy that brings a rich variety of backgrounds, experience and thought-processes to the table. In doing so, organizations can enjoy fresh approaches to problem solving, original thinking and innovation that result in significant competitive advantage, greater profits, increased shareholder value and long-term success.” 

Juleen Konkel, General Counsel, Imply (

“Although we only celebrate it one day out of the year, the spirit of International Women’s Day is something we should take with us and remember every single day. That spirit of creating a world where we see and recognize the contributions of women on this planet.

It’s especially important that the spirit of International Women’s Day carries over into the business world. Businesses thrive on innovation and creative ideas, and it’s proven that the best way to fuel innovation is to create a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. Inviting women to a seat at the table and to participate will challenge each other to work harder and think critically and more broadly — ultimately resulting in new opportunities and more success. Conversely, teams who are not mindful of this are more likely to become complacent and stagnant, unable to think outside an ever shrinking box. 

This year’s International Women’s Day theme of #EmbraceEquity is very fitting as it’s a time for businesses to look at the conversations they are having about the future and encourage those voices not often heard. Not only will it have positive effects on their bottom line, but it will also have positive impacts on their communities and the world for years to come.”

BBC Reports On Twitter Being Unable To Protect Users From Trolling And Other Evils Under Elon Musk…. And The Reporter Behind The Story Gets Death Threats As A Result

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Twitter has become a toxic swamp of hate under Elon Musk. There’s honestly no question about that. And its being highlighted by this story from the BBC which illustrates that perfectly:

Twitter insiders have told the BBC that the company is no longer able to protect users from trolling, state-co-ordinated disinformation and child sexual exploitation, following lay-offs and changes under owner Elon Musk.

Exclusive academic data plus testimony from Twitter users backs up their allegations, suggesting hate is thriving under Mr Musk’s leadership, with trolls emboldened, harassment intensifying and a spike in accounts following misogynistic and abusive profiles. 

Current and former employees of the company tell BBC Panorama that features intended to protect Twitter users from trolling and harassment are proving difficult to maintain, amid what they describe as a chaotic working environment in which Mr Musk is shadowed by bodyguards at all times. I’ve spoken to dozens, with several going on the record for the first time.

The former head of content design says everyone on her team – which created safety measures such as nudge buttons – has been sacked. She later resigned. Internal research by Twitter suggests those safety measures reduced trolling by 60%. An engineer working for Twitter told me “nobody’s taking care” of this type of work now, likening the platform to a building that seems fine from the outside, but inside is “on fire”.

Twitter has not replied to the BBC’s request for comment.

I encourage you to read this full story as it paints a really ugly picture of what Twitter has become under Elon Musk. If you’re in the UK, I also encourage you to watch this BBC Panorama documentary which also details how bad Twitter is under Elon Musk. It’s truly mind blowing.

Now I was going to post everything that I wrote above as part of this story. But I ended up breaking this story into a separate one to add more details. Specifically this which was brought to light by a reader of the blog this morning:

What you see here is Elon basically giving Twitter users who follow him the permission to harass and threaten anyone he doesn’t like. In this case, this reporter who highlighted how bad Twitter has become under Elon. That by any standard is unacceptable. The fact is that Elon is a bully, and like most bullies he’s a scared one as apparently he walks around with bodyguards who even go into the washroom with him. What simply needs to happen is that someone bigger and tougher, like the FTC for example, needs to take him down. Or his shareholders at Tesla for example need to rise up and oust him as CEO. Or Twitter needs to crash and burn on his watch which would make look like a bigger loser than he already is. Because by the time that Elon is all but encouraging his followers to go after those he doesn’t like, you know that he’s someone that needs to held accountable for his behaviour. And the sooner that happens, the better.

Elon Musk Mocks Twitter Employee While He Faces A FTC Probe

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Elon Musk is a total dirtbag. He mocked an ex-employee on Twitter, and it was savage:

Haraldur Thorleifsson, who until recently was employed at Twitter, logged in to his computer last Sunday to do some work — only to find himself locked out, along with 200 others.

He might have figured, as others before him have in the chaotic months of layoffs and firings since Elon Musk took over the company, that he was out of a job. 

Instead, after nine days of no answer from Twitter as to whether or not he was still employed, Thorleifsson decided to tweet at Musk to see if he could catch the billionaire’s attention and get an answer to his Schrödinger’s job situation. 

“Maybe if enough people retweet you’ll answer me here?” he wrote on Monday.

Eventually, he got his answer after a surreal Twitter exchange with Musk, who proceeded to quiz him about his work, question his disability and need for accommodations (Thorleifsson, who goes by “Halli,” has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair) and tweet that Thorleifsson has a “prominent, active Twitter account and is wealthy” and the “reason he confronted me in public was to get a big payout.” While the exchange was going on, Thorleifsson said he received an email that he was no longer employed.

Like I said Elon is a total dirtbag. Something that someone who he clearly listens to must have told him because this happened:

“I would like to apologize to Halli for my misunderstanding of his situation. It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful,” he tweeted. “He is considering remaining at Twitter.”

Sure. Elon decided to take shots at a differently abled person in public and looked like the dirtbag that he is. Then he had to clean it up when the blowback became too much for him to deal with. Because like I said earlier, he’s a total dirtbag. But strangely, this isn’t his biggest problem. This is:

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up its investigation into some of Twitter’s most controversial decisions since Elon Musk took over the company last fall. That includes the company’s mass layoffs and the launch of Twitter Blue, as well as the company’s dealings with journalists involved with the so-called “Twitter Files,” according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

At issue, is Twitter’s 2022 settlement with the FTC over its use of “deceptive” ad targeting. Along with a $150 million fine, the company at the time agreed to a “comprehensive privacy and information security program,” as well as other strict measures meant to protect users’ privacy. But there’s been widespread concern from lawmakers and others that Twitter has not adhered to those requirements under Musk’s leadership.

Now, The Wall Street Journal reports that the FTC has sent at least a dozen letters to Twitter since last fall in an effort to get more information about the company’s handling of layoffs, Twitter Blue, the “Twitter Files” and other issues. The agency is also reportedly trying to depose Musk as part of the inquiry. The House Judiciary Committee also released a report about the FTC’s inquiries to Twitter.

If the FTC is investigating Twitter, Elon is deep trouble because they’re one of those agencies where if they’re knocking on your door, you’re likely guilty of something. And seeing as they want to depose Elon, I am going to guess that they are pretty sure that they have him dead to rights and want to prove it with him under oath. I’m calling it now, Elon is going do everything he possibly can to avoid being deposed. Because if that does happen, he’s screwed. And not in a good way.

UPDATE: The FTC has confirmed that it is investigating Twitter.

Silverfort introduces five senior appointments

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Silverfort, the leader in Unified Identity Protection, today introduces five new senior executive team members as it continues to strengthen go-to-market, finance, product, and customer success functions to support strong global growth, following a record year in which the company almost tripled its revenues. The appointments include new leaders as well as internal promotions and underline the company’s dedication to encouraging a diverse workforce, with over 15 female managers hired or promoted into management over the last year, and with women now representing almost 40% of all managerial roles and 50% of the Senior Management Team. 

The new and promoted members of Silverfort’s executive team and their respective positions are as follows:

Michelle Wideman, Chief Customer Officer

Michelle will oversee Silverfort’s Customer Success and Support teams, optimizing the customer journey to help them realize the full value of Unified Identity Protection. More than 20 years’ experience, including Chief Customer Officer roles at companies such as Dell Boomi and Onna, have seen her receive accolades from organizations such as PartnerHacker and Customer Success Collective. She is also a Distinguished Alumna at Elon University. 

Tarah Cammett, Chief Marketing Officer

With 23 years’ technology marketing experience at companies such as Carbon Black and Immersive Labs, Tarah brings brand, demand generation and global sales support together with empathic leadership to drive growth. Based in Silverfort’s Boston office, she was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity in 2021 by The Software Report. 

Irena Meaden, Chief Financial Officer

Newly promoted CFO Irena brings over 20 years in economics, corporate finance, risk, and business management. With previous roles at organizations spanning from Bank of Israel and AIG to fast-growth startups, she is well positioned to help Silverfort steer a sustainable and effective path to growth. 

Revital Aronis, VP of Product Management

Newly promoted VP of Product Management, Revital, will oversee the continual evolution of Silverfort’s Unified Identity Protection platform.  Starting her career at Israel’s elite 8200 Unit, and previously at Illusive Networks, her 15 years’ experience will help the company continually augment the platform to help customers address identity security risks using innovative technology. 

Leslie Bois, VP of Global Channels

A regular fixture on the CRN Channel Chiefs list, Leslie will be responsible for executing and accelerating Silverfort’s global channel strategy. Drawing on experience as Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances at Veracode and Kaspersky Lab, she will be responsible for putting in place a channel-first strategy to help Silverfort scale globally through a balanced ecosystem of partners.

More details on careers at Silverfort can be found on the website.