Optiv Co-Founder and ex CEO Dan Burns Joins SecurityAdvisor Board of Directors Blog


SecurityAdvisor, the only personalized security awareness platform that quantifiably reduces security incidents, today announced the appointment of Dan Burns to its Board of Directors. The announcement follows the company's influx of top-tier executive talent and $7.3M Series A funding.

"We've been able to attract world-class talent and generate significant momentum within the market based on the power of our platform's ability to meaningfully reduce security incidents by delivering personalized security coaching when employees engage in risky behaviors"
-- said SecurityAdvisor CEO Sai Venkataraman.

"Dan's extensive expertise in driving explosive growth for businesses that are solving fundamental security issues is exactly what we need to continue our upward trajectory and validate our approach to CISOs."

Dan Burns has more than 28 years of business, technology, and cybersecurity industry expertise. Burns co-founded and served as CEO of Accuvant, which later became Optiv due to the Accuvant and Fishnet Security merger, where he was responsible for strategic planning, sales growth, and problem resolution for the $2 billion Fortune 500 company. Burns joined SecurityAdvisor's board to help the emerging security company execute its go-to-market plans and disrupt the security awareness training industry especially as current approaches do not change user behavior or improve security outcomes.

"The largest attack surface today are our people- our employees and contractors. SecurityAdvisor helps enterprises manage their largest attack surface with bite sized and personalized advice to “at risk” employees and contractors. I think their approach of engaging people in the natural path of events is truly disruptive and helps security teams meaningfully engage their people. I am joining SecurityAdvisor in their mission to make people the strongest link in cyber security ,"
-- said Burns.

Further he says "Providing employees with personalized security training in real-time is perfectly suited for decentralized businesses that rely on remote workers to succeed. SecurityAdvisor's patented platform provides CISOs and security leaders with deep analytics to quantify the progress of their workforce and easily justify their investment."

SecurityAdvisor's ability to deliver contextual educational content to workers during 'teachable moments' quantifiably improves organizations’ security culture. Using the patented SecurityAdvisor platform, enterprises were able to:


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