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Netskope Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for SSE Report

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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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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:

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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

CISO, Head of Cloud Strategy

Neil Thacker

CISO, EMEA

David Fairman

CSO, APAC

James Robinson

Deputy CISO

Damian Chung

Business Information Security Officer

Mark Day

Chief Scientist

Steve Riley

Field CTO

Yaroslav Rosomakho - Field CTO at Netskope

Yaroslav Rosomakho

Field CTO

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

Bob Gilbert heads up the product marketing efforts at Netskope. Bob is a prolific speaker and product demonstrator, reaching live audiences in more than 45 countries over the past decade. His career spans more than 25 years in Silicon Valley where he has held leadership roles in product management and marketing at various technology companies. Most recently he was the Chief Evangelist at Riverbed where he was a member of the pioneering product team that launched Riverbed from a small start-up of less than 10 employees to a market leader with more than 3,000 employees and $1B in annual revenue. Bob was first introduced to the world of cyber security as a teenager in the 80s when he hosted a BBS and had to develop his own terminal software to prevent Russian hackers from infiltrating his site being hosted from his parent’s home.

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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

CISO, 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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David Fairman

CSO, APAC

David Fairman is an experienced CSO/CISO, strategic advisory, investor and coach. He has extensive experience in the global financial services sector. At NAB, David was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) owning all aspects of Physical Security, Fraud, Investigations and Cyber Security. Prior to NAB, he was the Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Royal Bank of Canada. David has been a senior leader at JP Morgan Chase & Co as Deputy Technology Controls Officer and Global Head of Technology Risk and Control. David has also held several senior roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), including CISO RBS Americas and Head of Information Security EMEA.

David was raised and educated in Australia where he received his Bachelor of Information Technology in Software Engineering and Computer Science. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Project Management. David began his career in Information Security while serving in the Royal Australian Air Force’s Electronic Warfare and Communications group, where he gained valuable experience in the technology, policy and process aspects of security and risk management.  Subsequently, David worked in a variety of roles in technology and cyber, including in the utilities sector (gas and electricity). David holds a number of positions on boards of directors and was a founding member of the Security Advisor Alliance (www.securityadvisoralliance.org), and the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange. During his tenure at NAB, David was the Chair for the Board of Directors for the Australian Financial Crimes Exchange. David also advises a number of VC funds and Cyber Security companies.

In 2015, David was named as one of the Top 10 CISOs to know, and is seen as a thought leader in the cyber security industry as profiled by K-Logix.

David co-authored “Cyber Risk” (2016), and co-edited “Fintech: Growth and Deregulation” (2018) published by Risk Books.

David is passionate about education. He has held Adjunct Professorships at both the University of New York and the University of Toronto and is currently working with Deakin University in Australia.

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James Robinson

Deputy CISO

Robinson is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience in security engineering, architecture and strategy. He develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions that help executives change their security strategies through innovation.

Before his time at Netskope, Robinson was the VP third-party risk management at Optiv, where he worked as a core contributor around strategic internal initiatives including threat management, risk management, third-party risk management, vulnerability management and data program protection. Prior to Optiv, he was the security architecture and strategy officer for Websense. He also previously served as product security officer for Emerson Network Power, a division of Emerson Electric Company, where he built the company’s first product security organization, including program and reference models, which were later adopted by Emerson Electric’s CTO office.

He has held positions of increasing responsibilities with other Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch and State Farm insurance where he ran one of the most successful penetration testing engagements in the company’s history.

Throughout his career, Robinson has helped companies plan, build and run security programs, and he has developed solutions for network architecture and application security, penetration testing, incident response, security and risk assessment, forensics and investigations and product security. He attended Webster University where he studied business and management and holds a number of technical certifications.

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Damian Chung

Business Information Security Officer

Damian Chung is a cybersecurity leader with over ten years of security experience focused in healthcare.

As the Business Information Security Officer at Netskope, Damian is responsible for overseeing corporate security tools and processes and acts as the subject matter expert in the healthcare vertical. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the cybersecurity program at the University of Advancing Technologies in Tempe, AZ.

Prior to Netskope, Chung was the Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Engineering at Dignity Health where he implemented multiple cybersecurity controls and helped mature their security program by developing a healthcare-focused security roadmap.

Additionally, Damian has held the role of VP of IT, Cloud Security & Compliance for a healthcare technology company where he built a HIPAA compliant cloud service. Damian has an MSc from Arizona State.

Mark Day

Chief Scientist

Mark Day brings a diverse background to his role at Netskope, where he combines his interests in competitive analysis and technology strategy. He is author of the book Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works. He has more than thirty patented inventions, and has taught at both MIT and Harvard.

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Steve Riley

Field CTO

Steve Riley is a Field CTO at Netskope. Having worked at the intersection of cloud and security for pretty much as long as that’s been an actual topic, Steve offers that perspective to field and executive engagements and also supports long-term technology strategy and works with key industry influencers. A widely-renowned expert speaker, author, researcher, and analyst, Steve came to Netskope from Gartner, where for five years he maintained a collection of cloud security research that included the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers and the Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access. Before Gartner, Steve spent four years as Deputy CTO of Riverbed Technology and held various security strategy and technical program management roles at Amazon Web Services for two years and at Microsoft for eleven years. Steve's interest in security began all the way back in 1995, when he convinced his then-employer that it would be a good idea to install a firewall on their brand new internet connection.

Yaroslav Rosomakho

Field CTO

With more than 20 years of experience, Yaroslav Rosomakho has worked throughout his career to combine networking and security perspectives in addressing customer’s technical challenges. Prior to joining Netskope and becoming Field CTO, he started his career in the Cisco channel, achieving four Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certifications. Rosomakho later moved on to Huawei as a chief engineer for IP/MPLS where he helped some of the world's largest ISPs with their backbone re-design and network transformation initiatives. He also worked at Arbor Networks where he drove large-scale enterprise and service provider projects for internal security and managed services.

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Netskope CSO Publications

The Network is the Security-Perspectives on the design and implementation of security clouds-site

The Network Is the Security: Perspectives on the design & implementation of security clouds

Zero Trust Leading Practice

Zero Trust Leading Practice

Building a SASE-ready Architecture with Netskope Security Cloud and Your Existing Security Infrastructure

Building a SASE-ready Architecture with Netskope Security Cloud and Your Existing Security Infrastructure

ESG White Paper - Elastic Cloud Gateways

ESG White Paper - Elastic Cloud Gateways: The Evolution of Secure Cloud Access

Shift Your Web Security to the Cloud, for the Cloud - white paper

Shift Your Web Security to the Cloud, for the Cloud

SASE and the Seven Forces Shaping Security Transformation

SASE and the Seven Forces Shaping Security Transformation

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

The Business Value of a SASE, Zero-Trust Journey

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