Posted 09 Oct 2018

Former 75th United States Secretary of the Navy to Deliver Keynote at SecurityScorecard CISO User Conference

New York, NY, October 9, 2018 - SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, will host the company’s annual CISO User Conference on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at SecurityScorecard headquarters in New York, New York. At this year’s SecurityScorecard CISO User Conference attendees will be exposed to the latest research and findings in the vendor risk management arena as the recognized top innovators in the cybersecurity space. 

“As SecurityScorecard continues to expand globally, the annual CISO User Conference serves as a cybersecurity consortium to brainstorm the next phase of understanding the vendor risk ecosystem with the top minds on the front lines,” said Sam Kassoumeh, Co-founder and COO of SecurityScorecard. “SecurityScorecard customers and partners are at the heart and forefront of our product innovation and roadmap for the company’s security ratings platform.” 

The conference keynote, Translating National Risk to the Enterprise Ecosystem, will be delivered by SecurityScorecard advisor and former 75th United States Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus. Mabus served as Secretary of the Navy under President Obama from 2009 to 2017. As Navy secretary, Mabus oversaw an annual budget of over $170 billion and almost 900,000 people. Mabus has also served as governor of Mississippi, ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and chairman and CEO of Foamex, a manufacturing company.

In addition, attendees will participate in round tables focused on:

  • SecurityScorecard Roadmap
  • Vendor Risk Management
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Self Monitoring & Reputation Management
  • Compliance 

SecurityScorecard continually monitors over 200,000 businesses across the world and rates them on an easy to understand A-F scale. Companies that rate as a D or F are 5.4 times more likely to be breached than companies that rate as an A or a B. The platform also provides ratings across 10 risk factors, which give deeper insights into the company’s security.

About SecurityScorecard

Headquartered in the heart of New York City, SecurityScorecard's vision is to create a new language for measuring and communicating security risk. The company was founded in late 2013 by Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, two former cybersecurity practitioners who had served, respectively, as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Security and Compliance. With cloud solutions becoming an increasingly integral part of the security technology stack Yampolskiy and Kassoumeh recognized the need to address third- and fourth-party risk as well as better understand the security capabilities of their business partners. Since its founding, the company has grown dramatically and now counts hundreds of leading brands as customers. SecurityScorecard is backed by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital, GV, NGP Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, AXA Venture Partners among others. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com.

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