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Former IBM Global CISO and CIO of NSA Join Privva’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board

ARLINGTON, VA - 10/14/2019 (

Industry Experts Join Privva’s Advisory Board

Privva is delighted to announce the formation of our new Advisory Board. This board will help shape and guide the strategy of the Privva third-party risk management platform.

"I am excited to welcome Joanne and Lonny to the Privva team.

Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop our industry leading solution for third-party risk assessment,” said Ishan Girdhar, Privva CEO.

The initial members of the advisory board are:

Joanne L. Martin - IBM, Former global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and VP of IT Risk

Joanne brings with her more than 30 years of progressively responsible technical and business experience at IBM, which culminated in her role as their global CISO and vice president for IT risk. During her time with IBM, she led a global technical community of 200,000 people and was instrumental in the development of the company’s IT risk program and IT security architecture. She was also responsible for the performance architecture behind the company’s first supercomputer. Joanne began her career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she conducted the first comprehensive analysis of the scientific workload and its relationship to the performance of supercomputers.

Lonny Anderson - Former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service

Lonny is a proven leader with 36 years of DoD and Intelligence Community experience. A recognized leader in the support of the National Intelligence mission, Mr. Anderson has expertise in counterterrorism and signal intelligence operations. Mr. Anderson dramatically changed the way the NSA/CSS collects, delivers, shares information in direct support of the national-level decision makers and the warfighter.

Mr. Anderson served as the Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. In this role, Mr. Anderson serves as the principal for all functions and authorities related to information technology and technology infrastructure for NSA/CSS across the Extended Enterprise.

About Privva

Privva is an award-winning, cloud-based vendor risk assessment platform delivering value for a diverse customer base across industries including legal, financial services, technology, healthcare, and media. The most flexible platform in the market, Privva’s solution streamlines the assessment process from authoring to automatic recurring delivery. Developed with a philosophy that risk is contextual, Privva’s adaptable features enable a tailored approach to assessing risk with an intuitive user interface that drives a responsive experience throughout the process. Privva’s Vendor Security Assessment offering centralizes security questionnaires, risk ratings and scoring of responses for third-parties that have access to enterprise networks or sensitive data. Through the use of Privva’s workflow and templates, the time it takes to assess a vendor is reduced by up to 75% and annual recertification can be automated.

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