Dallas, TX – October 11, 2016 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of technology leadership services, today announced that Tim Mather, a renowned security strategist and chief information security officer (CISO) for businesses like Apple, Symantec, Verisign, KPMG and EMC, has joined the Silicon Valley practice. Mather brings more than a decade of CISO leadership experience, a position often hailed as one of the most powerful positions within modern organizations due to its responsibility for intellectual property protection and information security.
Prior to joining Fortium, Mather served as CISO for companies like Cadence Design Systems, Splunk and Symantec, where he was heavily invested in intellectual property protection and securing infrastructure and information platforms. He also served as chief security officer (CSO) for Apigee and as Chief Security Strategist RSA (the security division of EMC). Earlier in his career Mather built information security functions from the ground up for Verisign and Symantec, which helped them avoid major security breaches. Mather was a consultant and advisory director in information protection for KPMG LLP, where he demonstrated thought leadership and innovation in cloud computing through customer engagements and speaking opportunities. While with KPMG UK, he was the senior advisor to I-4, providing innovative, provocative and thought leading content for CISOs of major multi-national organizations.
“Security breaches are so common in today’s business environment that some leaders are starting to build ransoms into their annual budgets. With that kind of acute risk, it’s no wonder that the CISO role is taking the top technology position in some businesses, with the CIO now reporting to security in some cases,” said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO. “Tim is among an elite faction of security strategists who has built multiple global information security programs from the ground up. There are probably less than a few dozen individuals with his knowledge on the planet, and businesses need his expertise more than ever. The partners are eager to have him on board.”
“Security standards change so rapidly and breaches occur so frequently that traditional security firms are being displaced, creating a huge disruption in the marketplace as businesses scramble to keep information and intellectual property safe,” said Mather. “Combine that with the severe shortage of cybersecurity talent available, and businesses are suddenly facing a situation that leaves them susceptible to devastating attacks. I joined Fortium because I want to collaborate with my CIO peers to help businesses avoid the risks, embarrassment and financial burden of inadequate security.”
Mather has co-authored two successful books, Cloud Security and Privacy and The Executive Guide to Information Security, both of which are available on Amazon. He holds three master’s degrees: the first in international policy studies from Middlebury Institute, the second in national security studies from Georgetown University and the third in information security from Brandeis University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
About Fortium Partners
FORTIUM PARTNERS is an IT turnaround and technology services firm providing world-class IT leadership to clients focused on finding solutions to complex IT infrastructure issues or difficult-to–solve operational challenges. FORTIUM serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert project teams and operational leadership resources in technology-related roles. FORTIUM resources have 25 or more years of technology experience, most recently in a senior leadership role.
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, FORTIUM PARTNERS also operates offices in Atlanta; Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco; Phoenix; Las Vegas; New York; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Chicago; Detroit; Jacksonville; and London, U.K.
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