Introducing Our New Chief Security Advisor

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Virsec! We’re building even more enthusiasm as we are beyond excited to announce a new addition to our leadership team. Jim Routh has joined the company as Chief Security Advisor and Board Participant. Jim is a seasoned cybersecurity leader who recognizes the breakthrough technology that Virsec has pioneered. He will leverage his expertise in transformational security to support innovation while driving positive business results.

Who is Jim Routh? We’re glad you asked. He is a cybersecurity expert focused on applying risk management disciplines to converged security functions within global enterprises. A pioneer in applying robust security controls to allow leading brands to deliver world-class level security capabilities, he formerly served as the CISO for MassMutual, the CSO at Aetna, and the Global Head of Application and Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. He also was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC, and American Express and has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant, and leader of technology, analytic, and information security functions for global firms.

“Security has entered a third wave, driven by the skyrocketing success of more damaging and sophisticated attacks across cloud workloads and virtual server infrastructure.”

Why is this appointment important to our mission at Virsec? According to Jim, “Security has entered a third wave, driven by the skyrocketing success of more damaging and sophisticated attacks across cloud workloads and virtual server infrastructure.”

Therefore, it is time for security to be re-evaluated at its deepest levels and approached holistically by integrating security into IT and application infrastructure in runtime across a broad range of IT environments and application languages. “Virsec has pioneered this approach with its 48 patents and breakthrough platform, and I am excited to be able to help further position the company as the solution for modern cybersecurity challenges,” says Jim.

In today’s growing threat environment, it is imperative we change the way we think about the protection of our assets and infrastructure. Conventional security tools, like blacklisting models, were designed to address yesterday’s challenges, and we can’t continue to accept these offerings as the gold standard. Jim recognizes the value of Virsec’s unique approach to application-aware workload protection to achieve runtime protection. With his support and guidance, and with his backing, we are well positioned as the technology choice to solve the complex cybersecurity threats that organizations face each day.

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