Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) select Aporeto for its “innovative” security solution

TENAFLY, NJ – Security Current™ today announced that cloud application security provider Aporeto won Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® NYC.

Security Shark Tank® brings security providers and face-to-face with CISO buyers. Participating vendors, referred by security executives to present, are given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution in a rapid-fire question and answer session with the executives. Interested in sourcing innovative technologies, the executives score each vendor based on innovation and vision, ease of use and implementation, value to the industry and the presenter’s ability to clear and effectively articulate their solution and its business value.

“The Security Shark Tank® is the ideal way to source new technologies,” said host and moderator Tomás Maldonado, CISO, International Flavors and Fragrances. “The vendors are vetted by our peers prior to pitching so their products are relevant. The unique format allows us to hear the real-world concerns of our peers and the provider’s responses. The Security Shark Tank® is bar none one of the most effective and enjoyable events that I’ve attended.”

The panel included:

Anthony Chryseliou, Senior Manager, Global IS InfoSec, Sony

Bala Rajagopalan, CISO, Blue Mountain Capital

David Cass, CISO, IBM

David Hahn, CISO, Hearst

David Sheidlower, CISO, Turner Construction

Daniel Conroy, CISO, United Technologies

Erik Winebrenner, CISO, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Henry Jiang, Head of Cyber Risk, SGCIB

Hussein Syed, CISO, RWJBarnabas Health

Jackie Diaz, VP of Governance Risk and Compliance, NFL

Michael Palmer, CISO, NFL

Paul de Graaff, Senior Director, Security and Compliance, WW

Rahul Bhardwaj, Principal – Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance, FICO

Stephen Katz, Executive Advisor, Security & Privacy, Deloitte

“With the field flooded with security vendors, the Security Shark Tank®’s real-time two-way exchange offers security executives the opportunity to immediately cut through all of the noise and hear the perspective of their peers. It is invaluable. I know the CISOs are looking forward to the next one during at RSA in March,” said Michael Palmer, CISO, NFL.

Aporeto is a Zero Trust security solution for cloud, containers and microservices, allowing companies to achieve granular segmentation. The Aporeto platform protects cloud applications from attack by authenticating and authorizing all communications with a cryptographically signed identity assigned to every workload. Aporeto alleviates reliance on un-manageable error-prone IP whitelist policies.

“The CISOs found that Aporeto’s technology is impressive in innovation and importance to the industry. Their approach to cloud application security was differentiated and can potentially bring significant value to enterprises,” said Hussein Syed, CISO, RWJBarnabas Health.