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Randy Barr Joins Qualys as Chief Security Officer
Former WebEx CSO to Lead Security and Compliance Initiatives for QualysGuard Platform
Slough, Berkshire - November 5, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announced Randy Barr has joined the company as Chief Security Officer (CSO). With over 13 years of information technology and leadership experience in highly scalable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments, Randy will be responsible for security, risk management and business continuity planning of the QualysGuard platform used by thousands of organisations worldwide. He will also lead the Qualys CSO Advisory Board efforts to collaborate with customers on devising and implementing security and compliance best practices.
“Qualys has pioneered the SaaS model for delivering security applications to enterprises and remained focused over the past ten years on delivering to customers quality solutions to address complex IT security and compliance challenges,” said Randy Barr. “I am thrilled to join Qualys at this exciting time when cloud computing solutions are becoming prominent to help enterprises defend against recent threats.”
Randy most recently was the Information Security Officer at Yodlee responsible for insuring a high-level security posture of Yodlee’s Internet based financial services. This includes security and risk assessments of Internet based financial services, 7x24 global support functions, and corporate environments. Before Yodlee, Randy served as CSO for WebEx Communications, a Cisco company; the leading provider of web communication services with over 30,000 customers worldwide.
At WebEx, Randy built a security department from the ground up and was responsible for the company's global security infrastructure. In this role, he led the company’s successful attainment of the SysTrust Seal, SAS-70 Type II incorporating the ISO-17799 Control Objectives, DIACAP / FISMA reviews which lead to the Authority to Operate on the NIPRNET network for the Department of Defense and the Independent Security Report. Prior to his appointment as CSO, Randy held several management positions within WebEx and leadership positions in the healthcare, gaming and high-tech industries.
"Randy was one of our early adopters when he was at WebEx and helped us shape the security of our SaaS platform,” said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. “His strong technical background in securing global infrastructures will help us consolidate the global expansion of the QualysGuard SaaS Platform while bringing the CSO point of view at the core of what we do.”
Randy is a frequent speaker at security conferences including CSO Perspectives, RSA, BITS Security Forum, The Security Standard and SaaS/Gov. He has also been quoted in numerous articles and was featured on the front cover of SC Magazine. Randy holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand ITsecurity risk and compliance management solutions – delivered as a service.Qualys’ Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hoursanywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view oftheir security and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.
Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed serviceproviders and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM,I(TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign.For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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