Accuvant Reinforces Commitment to the C-Suite with Two New Hires

  Accuvant Reinforces Commitment to the C-Suite with Two New Hires

   -- Seasoned Information Security Executives James Christiansen and James
               Robinson Join the Accuvant Office of the CISO --

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 24, 2014

Accuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, today announced
the appointments of James Christiansen and James Robinson to the Accuvant
Office of the CISO. The information security executives join Accuvant chief
security and strategy officer Jason Clark in a mission to bring value to the
chief information security officer (CISO) community by helping executives
think differently about their strategy so they can change, innovate and be
more successful.

“The CISO role is relatively new to organizations, and is an executive
function that requires a unique combination of security, technology, process
and business expertise,” said Clark. “James and James each have the experience
to help organizations go beyond technology to resolve their struggles and
tangibly connect information security policies, procedures and practices with
business goals. I am truly looking forward to combining their expertise with
those of Accuvant’s talented information security consultants. Together, we’ll
be able to affect positive change while advancing the security industry as a

Christiansen was formerly the chief information risk officer for Evantix and
chief security officer for Experian Americas. He joined Experian after serving
as chief information security officer for General Motors where his
responsibilities included worldwide implementation of security plan for the
largest financial (GMAC) and the largest manufacturing corporation in the
world. Christiansen previously served as senior vice president and division
head of information security for Visa International, where he was responsible
for the company’s worldwide information security program.

Prior to joining Accuvant, Robinson served as security architecture and
strategy officer for Websense. In that role, he was accountable for internal
security strategy development, innovation and implementation. He previously
served as product security officer for Emerson Network Power, a division of
Emerson Electric Company, where he built the company’s first product security
organization, including program and reference models, which were later adopted
by Emerson Electric’s CTO office. While in that role, Robinson also secured a
patent for his innovative approach to securing critical datacenter
infrastructure. Prior to Emerson Network, Robinson worked for Emerson Electric
where he played an integral role in significantly decreasing the company’s
risk by developing and executing on a successful security program for 140,000
employees across 1,500 locations. He has held positions of increasing
responsibilities with other Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch and
State Farm insurance where he ran one of the most successful penetration
testing engagements in the company’s history.

The Accuvant Office of the CISO provides support in five main areas:

  *Creating or adjusting security strategies to be business-driven and threat
  *Communicating and selling the vision to executives;
  *Making everyone aware of the threats, model actors and indicators;
  *Providing timely advice and assessment of current plans and strategies;
  *Delivering industry-wide thought leadership in advancing the role of the

About Accuvant
Accuvant is the Authoritative Source for information security. Since 2002, the
company has served more than 5,500 clients, including 37 of the Fortune 100
and more than 900 educational institutions and government entities.
Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices across the United States and
Canada and has the largest and most skilled team of technical security
professionals in the world – Accuvant LABS. For more information, please visit


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