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Quick Heal Appoints Global Industry Veteran Richard Stiennon to Board of Directors
Posted on September 28, 2021
Richard brings extensive global industry experience leading and advising some of the largest cybersecurity companies.
Pune : Quick Heal Technologies Limited (“Quick Heal”), a leading provider of cybersecurity and data protection solutions for consumers, businesses and governments, today announced the appointment of the industry veteran world Richard Stiennon to its board of directors. The appointment comes at a time when Quick Heal is accelerating its research and development efforts aimed at launching into next-generation solutions such as Zero Trust, Data Privacy and Endpoint Detection and Response.
With over 25 years of experience, Richard is one of the most renowned analysts and thought leaders in the global cybersecurity industry. During his career, he has advised the management teams and boards of some of the largest cybersecurity companies, including Symantec, McAfee, Cisco, Microsoft and Trend Micro. During his previous terms, he held leadership positions at Gartner, PwC, Webroot Software, Fortinet and Blancco Technology Group. He was an advisor to the Extreme Cyber Advisory Panel for the Commonwealth Bank in Australia. In addition, he had performed due diligence in connection with several M&A transactions, including the acquisition of Trustwave by Singtel.
Currently, Richard is Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 and sits on the advisory boards of several startups. He is the author of Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry and Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey. He has also written Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and the Washington Post bestseller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He holds a BA in Aerospace Engineering and an MA in Warfare in the Modern World from King’s College London.
Dr Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, said, “We are delighted that Richard Stiennon is joining our Board of Directors. His expertise and extensive experience in cybersecurity will help Quick Heal continue to grow and deliver innovative products in the area of corporate security. His advice will also be useful in Quick Heal’s journey in global markets. It is an exciting time for us as we expand our presence in the corporate segment with the “Seqrite” ® brand. We look forward to Richard’s contribution to the Board of Directors and the continued success of Quick Heal.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Stiennon said “I am delighted to join the board of directors of Quick Heal Technologies. Quick Heal is well positioned to grow in the corporate space and offer innovative solutions that can quickly and easily help organizations protect themselves against the ever-growing wave of cyber attacks. I have advised management teams on their cybersecurity strategy for 25 years. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to guide Quick Heal in its next step. ”