Amy De Salvatore Joins vArmour Board of Directors
Over the past decade, cybersecurity threats have increased dramatically. Enterprise spending on cybersecurity has raised to compensate and defend against these new threats, with spending seeing the largest increase in history over the last 12 months, according to the Foundry’s 2021 CIO poll on tech priorities.
Yet, organizations still face an uphill battle. The landscape that organizations must protect is larger, more dispersed, and more diverse than ever before. The modern organization today is incredibly interconnected across a web of apps, services, workloads, users, devices and clouds. These connections enable incredible digital transformations, but many organizations unfortunately have little visibility or control over these assets. This can put them at incredible risk.
Traditional infrastructure security and protection approaches are insufficient to discover and protect the internal attack surface because they have siloed or “castle-keep” view of the infrastructure, provide a limited asset inventory view without any business context, and do not account for all the constantly changing relationships and dependencies between the interconnected applications, users, and data.
The result: organizations everywhere face blind spots that allow security vulnerabilities and noncompliance gaps to persist. Without a unifying view of the relationships and dependencies – across the different environments and also within each domain – it’s impossible to understand the big picture. Organizations need to be able to understand what is happening, look at what should happen, and control what they want to have happen.
This shift is exactly why we’re seeing growing recognition for internal attack surface management, a new category Gartner now calls Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM). Companies like vArmour help fill these gaps with its contextually rich cyber asset attack surface management solution, helping organizations manage the attack surface through discovering, observing and controlling the relationships and dependencies of applications, users, devices and data. What’s more, it’s clear to me that the internal attack surface cannot just include managed and unmanaged devices, but also the applications that run on them. This business context is critical to understand and control the attack surface in our modern, digital, connected world.
I’ve watched this trend evolve first-hand for the better part of a decade in top leadership roles at companies like ForeScout Technologies, Documentum and at NightDragon, an investor in vArmour. I am proud to now join the vArmour Board of Directors to help bring my robust background of strategic operating experience and industry knowledge around asset access and management to support vArmour’s future growth strategy.
Additionally, throughout my time in asset access and management companies, I’ve also learned that go-to-market execution is key for these markets. Leveraging my more than 25 years of experience in business development, strategic alliances, go-to-market expansion and operations at leading technology companies, I hope to help vArmour optimize its go-to-market efforts for maximum success in its market segment.
While board appointments are made based on skill and experience relevant to helping the company achieve its next phase of growth, I am also proud to join a growing group of women paving the way for increased gender diversity in the Board room. By bringing new perspectives and backgrounds, I hope to enrich the overall Board discussions and inspire women at vArmour and in the broader cybersecurity industry that they can do it too.