SOURCE: Vigilant LLC

Vigilant LLC

November 04, 2009 09:19 ET

Vigilant Deepens Bench With Appointment of Chief Information Security Officer Bill Edwards

Seasoned Security Pro Brings 25 Years of Security and Technology Experience

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Vigilant LLC, a provider of on-site and managed IT security services, today announced that Bill Edwards has joined the company as chief information security officer (CISO). An experienced security executive with more than two decades of experience running security operations for leading technology and financial services organizations, Edwards will direct security policy, design security architecture and ensure compliance with industry standards.

In his role as CISO, Edwards will guide the development of Vigilant's portfolio of security programs and planning services, which are designed to create alignment between IT security functions and the larger business and IT risk issues. Edwards will also play a critical role in strengthening Vigilant's ties to the CISO community among large enterprises and ensuring that the company's service offerings support the emerging needs of the market.

"Bill brings unparalleled expertise to Vigilant and gives our executive team the indispensible opportunity to share a table with someone who's always sat on the opposite side," said Alison Andrews, CEO, Vigilant. "We're thrilled to have Bill on board and are eager to leverage his previous experience to continue helping our customers maximize their security investments to achieve fast, successful results."

Prior to joining Vigilant, Edwards spent 10 years as the chief security officer (CSO) at TD Ameritrade, a leading online brokerage firm. Prior to TD Ameritrade, Edwards held the position of vice president of security at Datek Online, an online brokerage firm that was acquired by TD Ameritrade. Edwards is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

"As a former Advisory Board member, I'm intimately familiar with the value the Vigilant team provides to its customers and the vision it brings to the industry, and I'm excited to be part of this great expanding team," said Edwards. "By combining forces, I hope to extend the successes I've had over the years and help Vigilant and its customers meet their security and business needs."

Edwards' appointment is part of an overall expansion of Vigilant's management team, which also includes the appointment of Isaac Kohn as director of professional services, Henry Li as director of Fusion services and Beth Ruck as director of marketing and strategic alliances.

About Vigilant

Vigilant LLC provides on-site and managed services that help IT security teams better defend and enable today's dynamic business by refining and extending the security information and event management infrastructure. The company's pragmatic approach solves today's urgent security problems, while enabling rapid progress toward longer-term security program objectives. Vigilant empowers customers to more efficiently respond to shifting threats, achieve regulatory compliance, prioritize protection of services that drive revenue and competitive advantage, and measure progress of the overall IT risk management program. Founded in 2003, Vigilant is headquartered in New York and serves a wide range of global and regional organizations whose mission requires them to secure highly sensitive and regulated services.

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