CyberArk Establishes Public Sector Advisory Board

October 13, 2020

Former Military & White House Leaders Sign On to Help CyberArk Extend Cybersecurity Leadership and Reduce Risk within the Public Sector

NEWTON, Mass. and PETACH TIKVA, Israel – October 13, 2020CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged access management,  today announced the formation of the CyberArk Public Sector Advisory Board.  The Board is the first of its kind led by a privileged access management vendor, and is comprised of former public sector officers and leaders who will work with CyberArk to provide guidance and insight on evolving cybersecurity risks and regulatory requirements.

Inaugural board members are:

  • Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret); founder and president of Spinnaker Security LLC. Michael brings executive leadership, including crisis management, from both public and private sector experiences.
  • Theresa Payton, former White House CIO; current CEO and chief advisor of Fortalice. Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation and technology implementation.
  • Bruce T. Crawford, Lieutenant General (Ret) and former CIO of the United States Army where he was responsible for setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network. In his 34 years of service, Bruce served in a variety of leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.

As government organizations invest in technology-led initiatives to transform how they deliver services, build more resilient critical infrastructure and drive greater operational efficiencies, they must also balance risk reduction and compliance priorities. The new Public Sector Advisory Board will deepen CyberArk’s sector-specific expertise and extend cybersecurity resources to benefit customers including government agencies and departments at the federal, state and municipal levels.

“Whether targeting sensitive data or critical infrastructure, attackers continue to focus on government agencies in order to cause disruption and destabilize trusted services,” said Michael Brown. “To properly defend against these persistent threats, there needs to be a cohesive, strategic partnership between the public and private sectors. The establishment of the CyberArk Advisory Board strengthens this collaboration and reinforces the company’s dedication to its customers and improving their cybersecurity resiliency.”

CyberArk holds the most comprehensive set of privileged access management-related certifications and achievements for the government sector, including international Common Criteria certification by the National Information Association Partnership (NIAP). CyberArk is also included on the U.S. Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL) and the U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) under the Cybersecurity Tools (CST) device type (Tracking Number (TN) 1712401). The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution has been independently validated and awarded an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ under the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). CyberArk helps federal agencies meet compliance requirements including FISMA/NIST SP 800-53, Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, NERC-CIP, HSPD-12 and more.

“Government agencies at all levels are faced with an increasing number of targeted attacks, including phishing and ransomware that can halt entire operations and put citizens at risk. This dynamic landscape combined with accelerating IT modernization initiaives make it more critical than ever for government agencies to understand the threat landscape and proactively reduce risk,” said Adam Bosnian, executive vice president, CyberArk. “We are honored to inaugurate this board with Michael Brown, Theresa Payton and Bruce Crawford. Their years of public service and experience in shaping national and international cybersecurity policy will be invaluable as we elevate the services and solutions we deliver to government customers and partners.”

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CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) is the global leader in privileged access management, a critical layer of IT security to protect data, infrastructure and assets across cloud and hybrid environments and throughout the DevOps pipeline. CyberArk delivers the industry’s most complete solution to reduce risk created by privileged credentials and secrets. The company is trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, to protect against external attackers and malicious insiders. A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan. To learn more about CyberArk, visit, read the CyberArk blogs or follow on Twitter via @CyberArkLinkedIn or Facebook.