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SpyCloud Appoints Cisco and Thales e-Security Executives to its Board of Directors

SpyCloud welcomes two cybersecurity industry veterans to the team

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – SpyCloud, the pioneer in breach discovery and credential recovery, has appointed John N. Stewart, SVP, Chief Security and Trust Officer of Cisco, and Alan Kessler, President and CEO of Thales e-Security to its Board of Directors. SpyCloud announced the new members on stage at FinovateFall 2017, an annual event showcasing cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology.

SpyCloud brings these highly-coveted members to its Board as it rolls out new account takeover (ATO) prevention capabilities. “As we continue the momentum to becoming leaders in ATO prevention, we’re excited to leverage Kessler and Stewart’s business acumen and leadership,” said Ted Ross, CEO and Co-Founder of SpyCloud. “They both bring vast industry knowledge and expertise which will help us capitalize on new opportunities in the market.”

The bios of SpyCloud’s new Board appointments:

John N. Stewart – In John’s role as SVP, Chief Security & Trust Officer at Cisco, he aides the industry leading, multibillion-dollar security business, oversees the functions protecting Cisco and its public and private customers, and contributes to effective practices across the security industry. Throughout his career, John has invested in, and served as a Board Director for, multiple startup companies.

Alan Kessler – As CEO of Thales e-Security, Alan is responsible for leading a world-class team of data security professionals in its mission to be the undisputed leader in advanced data security solutions, delivering trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. Alan became CEO of Thales e-Security following the acquisition of Vormetric Data Security by Thales Group. He joined Vormetric in 2012 with the firm belief that the company had the potential to be a data security front runner.  

About SpyCloud

Powered by a world-class team of researchers and industry veterans, SpyCloud helps businesses of all sizes prevent account takeovers by proactively alerting security staff when their employee, company and consumer assets are being traded in the underground. SpyCloud’s automated ATO prevention capabilities have already helped companies protect millions of customers worldwide.  For more information, please visit

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