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The platform of the future is Netskope

Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Cloud Firewall, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Private Access for ZTNA built natively into a single solution to help every business on its journey to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

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Next Gen SASE Branch is hybrid — connected, secured, and automated

Netskope Next Gen SASE Branch converges Context-Aware SASE Fabric, Zero-Trust Hybrid Security, and SkopeAI-powered Cloud Orchestrator into a unified cloud offering, ushering in a fully modernized branch experience for the borderless enterprise.

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Designing a SASE Architecture For Dummies

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Netskope NewEdge is the world’s largest, highest-performing security private cloud and provides customers with unparalleled service coverage, performance and resilience.

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Plan your path toward a faster, more secure, and more resilient network designed for the applications and users that you support.

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Netskope Cloud Exchange

The Netskope Cloud Exchange (CE) provides customers with powerful integration tools to leverage investments across their security posture.

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Make the move to market-leading cloud security services with minimal latency and high reliability.

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Safely enable the use of generative AI applications with application access control, real-time user coaching, and best-in-class data protection.

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Zero trust solutions for SSE and SASE deployments

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Netskope achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

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How Netskope can enable the Zero Trust and SASE journey through security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

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SASE Week 2023: Your SASE journey starts now!

Replay sessions from the fourth annual SASE Week.

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What is Security Service Edge?

Explore the security side of SASE, the future of network and protection in the cloud.

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Netskope’s talented and experienced Professional Services team provides a prescriptive approach to your successful implementation.

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Supporting sustainability through data security

Netskope is proud to participate in Vision 2045: an initiative aimed to raise awareness on private industry’s role in sustainability.

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Netskope recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge.

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Thinkers, builders, dreamers, innovators. Together, we deliver cutting-edge cloud security solutions to help our customers protect their data and people.

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Netskope’s partner-centric go-to-market strategy enables our partners to maximize their growth and profitability while transforming enterprise security.

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Chief Strategy Office (CSO)

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Never before has the need to manage digital risk been so important. As your organization embraces cloud services it must adapt to the changes in the business environment and the threat landscape, quickly and seamlessly. With over 250 years of combined experience in leading enterprise organizations, the Chief Strategy Office is an invaluable source for enterprise security consultation.
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Industry leading expertise

A data-centric, contextualized, digital and cyber risk strategy is imperative to your success. To help ensure the strength of your security program, we offer complimentary consultations with our top strategy experts for qualifying customers. Register below for access to consultations such as:

  • Architecting for the future with SASE and Zero Trust
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  • Regulatory & Compliance challenges in the Cloud
Netskope CSO Team

Our CSO team

Jason Clark

Chief Strategy Officer

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer

James Christiansen

VP and CSO Cloud Strategy

Lamont Orange

CISO

Bob Gilbert

VP, Security Cloud GTM Strategy and Chief Evangelist

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Ilona Simpson: Chief Information Officer, EMEA, Netskope

Ilona Simpson

Chief Information Officer, EMEA

Nathan Smolenski

CISO, Head of Cyber Intelligence Strategy CISSP, CISM, CISA

Shamla Naidoo

Shamla Naidoo

Head of Cloud Strategy

Neil Thacker

CISO, EMEA

David Fairman

CSO, APAC

James Robinson

James Robinson

Vice President, Information Security

Damian Chung

Business Information Security Officer

Mark Day

Chief Scientist

Steve Riley

Field CTO

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Jason Clark

Chief Strategy Officer

Jason Clark has designed, built, and executed successful strategic cybersecurity programs for more than 30 years. As Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Security Officer for Netskope, he is a widely recognized expert on connecting business and security strategy together, with the use of security transformation to manage risk, protect data, and drive business value for the world’s most discerning enterprise and government customers. Prior to Netskope, Jason held chief security and strategy officer positions along with CISO positions for organizations such as Optiv, Forcepoint, Emerson Electric, The New York Times Company, EverBank, BB&T, and the United States Army.

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Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer

A highly regarded and awarded researcher in security, behavioral anomaly detection, and deep packet inspection, Krishna brings two decades of technical and thought leadership as founder and chief technology officer at Netskope. Krishna leads Netskope’s data science and user behavior research and is a prolific writer and speaker on a range of cloud security topics. He has authored more than 20 patents and co-authored the industry’s first Cloud Security for Dummies book. Prior to Netskope, Krishna held numerous leadership positions, including founding Top Layer Networks and serving as a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks.

James Christiansen

VP and CSO Cloud Strategy

James Christiansen is Netskope’s VP and CSO Cloud Strategy. He is focused on Netskope’s global strategy to drive thought leadership in cloud security transformation.

James brings extensive expertise as a global leader in information security. Prior to joining Netskope, he was vice president CISO at Teradata where he led the global security, physical, and information security teams. Previously, James was vice president of information risk management at Optiv, chief information risk officer for Evantix, and CISO at Experian Americas, General Motors, and Visa International.

As a sought-after expert speaker on security, James has been featured at numerous prestigious events, including the Business Roundtable, Research Board, American Bar Association, American Banker, the RSA Conference, BankInfoSecurity, ISSA, ISACA, HIMSS, and MIS Training Institute. He has also been featured in The New York Times and quoted as an expert in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Bloomberg, and Healthcare IT News.

James is a patent inventor and has received three innovation awards in cyber security, GRC, and cloud computing. He is the author of the Internet Survival Series and contributing author of CISO Essentials, as well as numerous industry papers.

He earned his master’s degree in business administration with a focus on international management and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westminster College.

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Lamont Orange

CISO

Lamont has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young.

Prior to joining Netskope, Orange was CISO for Vista Equity Partners/Vista Consulting Group. He was responsible for managing the cybersecurity programs and development of cybersecurity talent within the Vista portfolio, which included more than 50 companies. Prior to Vista, Lamont was Information Security Officer for Websense. In that role, he was responsible for developing, maintaining and socializing the company’s internal security program. He was also responsible for working with current and potential customers demonstrating security of the solutions and the connection to the overall security ecosystem.

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Bob Gilbert

VP, Security Cloud GTM Strategy and Chief Evangelist

As Vice President of Strategy and Chief Evangelist at Netskope, Bob is dedicated to helping clients transform their security and networking infrastructure to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. He specializes in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Secure Access service Edge (SASE), and Zero Trust frameworks, providing expert guidance and innovative solutions.

Over the past 20 years, Bob has established himself as an influential speaker, captivating presenter, and skilled product demonstrator, engaging live audiences across 55 countries. He has a fervent passion for education, teaching cybersecurity courses at ESADE’s International Business School, and serving as a guest lecturer for the University of San Francisco’s MBA program for the past six years.

Throughout his 25-year career in Silicon Valley, Bob has held strategic leadership roles in product marketing and management. Prior to Netskope, he served as Chief Evangelist at Riverbed, where he played an instrumental role in the company’s growth from a modest start-up to a market leader in WAN optimization, boasting over 3,000 employees and $1B in annual revenue.

Bob’s fascination with cybersecurity began in the 1980s when, as a teenager, he hosted a popular Bulletin Board System (BBS) from his parents’ living room. It was then that he developed a firewall tool to safeguard his site from potential hackers, sparking a lifelong passion for protecting digital assets and shaping the future of cybersecurity.

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Mike Anderson

Chief Digital and Information Officer

Mike Anderson brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope, having built and led high-performing teams across a wide range of disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He is considered a thought leader, visionary, and speaker on digital transformation, leadership, and business agility.

He joins Netskope from Schneider Electric, a global fortune 500 industrial manufacturer, where he served as SVP, CIO and Digital Leader for North America. In 2020, Constellation Research named him a member of the Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations. The National Diversity Council also recognized him as a Top 50 CIO for diversity and inclusion. Before Schneider Electric, Mike served as CIO for CROSSMARK, where he digitally transformed the business capabilities for the 40,000 employee service provider to the retail and consumer goods industry. Also, he has held executive leadership roles at Enterprise Mobile, a Microsoft joint venture that is now part of Honeywell, Insight, Software Spectrum, and InVerge, a web services pioneer that he co-founded in 1999.

Mike serves on numerous technology and industry advisory boards and volunteers his time working with nonprofits focused on mental health and suicide prevention and those that benefit the development of our future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Ilona Simpson

Chief Information Officer, EMEA

Ilona Simpson serves as Chief Information Officer EMEA for Netskope. A seasoned CIO, she brings to the table over 20 years’ experience of initiating and leading the implementation of new business / technology strategies and operating models. During her career, she has delivered value through all phases of a business: high growth, downturns, new business integration and divestments.

In 2021, Constellation Research named Simpson a member of the Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognises the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organisations.

Prior to Netskope, Simpson served as VP and CIO at adidas, and Head of Cross-Functional Services (CIO) for INNOGY (E.ON), where she initiated and led data-driven, service-led transformation of the technology function. Simpson has also held regional, divisional and global CIO roles at Porsche, DHL Supply Chain and Aston Martin where she also was a member of Executive Committees.

Simpson is active in a number of technology and industry advisory boards. She holds an MBA from IESE Business School, and is a guest lecturer on technology and business topics. She is also an angel investor and volunteers her time to mentoring early stage technology-focused start ups.

Nathan Smolenski

CISO, Head of Cyber Intelligence Strategy CISSP, CISM, CISA

Nate is an experienced CISO and technology leader with over two decades of experience across insurance, financial services, management consulting, and software industry verticals.

Nate currently serves as Head of Cyber Intelligence Strategy as a member of the CSO team at Netskope; focused on cyber intelligence and the impacts of digital transformation on security programs and business strategies. Nate also is actively involved in security research, threat analysis, and attack surface discovery and management. Nate previously served as Head of Enterprise Security Strategy at Netskope.

Prior to rejoining Netskope, Nate served as the CISO for Corvus Insurance; a leading Insurtech startup focused on data and technology driven commercial insurance products. Nate has also previously served as CISO and held leadership roles at Zurich North America, Spencer Stuart, 21st Century Insurance, The NY Life Insurance Company, and Bank Julius Baer & Co NY.

Nathan maintains the CISSP, CISA, and CISM designations and has an educational background in business, technology, and homeland security. A 2016 nominee for Chicago’s CISO of the Year, Nathan is active in security communities around the U.S., actively serves as a board member and mentor for several cybersecurity technology companies, and as a board advisor to Ithaca College.

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Shamla Naidoo

Head of Cloud Strategy

Shamla Naidoo is a technology industry veteran with experience helping businesses across diverse sectors and cultures use technology more effectively. She has successfully embraced and led digital strategy in executive leadership roles such as Global CISO, CIO, VP, and Managing Partner, at companies like IBM, Anthem (Wellpoint), Marriott (Starwood), and Northern Trust.

Shamla has helped organizations in over 20 countries recognize the impact of digital transformation globally and advise their stakeholders on predicting and navigating the necessary changes in laws and regulations. In addition, she has worked with intelligence communities to use digital and cyber within their organizations to protect businesses and society from technology misuse.

Shamla remains actively engaged in the industry, with organizations like the Security Advisor Alliance, the Shared Security Assessments Group, Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS), Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), HMG Strategy Group, and the Round Table Network. In addition, she is an influential member of the legal community, creating and teaching courses on law, technology, and privacy for the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She frequently speaks at the American Bar Association and formerly served as the Committee Chair on Legal Technology for the Illinois State Bar Association. As a practitioner, teacher and coach, she enjoys the opportunity to help seasoned professionals to take their careers to the next level.

Neil Thacker

CISO, EMEA

Neil Thacker, a cybersecurity executive and co-founder holds over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity and technology industry.

As Netskope Chief Information Security Officer EMEA, Neil works alongside product and engineering teams to ensure the secure delivery of Netskope technology and services. With a focus on data protection and regulatory compliance, Neil works with Netskope customers to ensure their security programmes are both optimised and can deliver on their strategic requirements in a cloud-first world.

Prior to joining Netskope, Neil served at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank, Camelot Group and Forcepoint.
Neil is co-founder and board member of the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA), a not-for-profit organisation formed to both help security leaders in their role and to promote information security and cybersecurity careers to future generations.

Neil is Advisory Board member for the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) EMEA and member of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) where he contributes to the EU agency program to position the threat landscape, mitigation advice and threat analysis and innovation.

Neil is an Advisory Board member to NeuroCyber, supporting and coordinating national activity, awareness, knowledge and action on improving neurodiversity and inclusion in cybersecurity.

Neil is CISSP, CIPP/E and CEH certified and is a frequent speaker and writer on cybersecurity, data protection and privacy-related topics.

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