Veteran cybersecurity leader Ed Hammersla has joined the behavioral-biometric authentication technologies company.
Hammersla brings over 40 years of software and cybersecurity experience to Plurilock as an independent director, including successful tenures at Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), Forcepoint, Raytheon Cyber Products, IBM, NEC, Informix Federal, and Sterling Software.
A startup veteran with deep ties to the venture capital community as a CEO, investor, and advisor, Hammersla was also instrumental in the development of the trusted Linux platform that gave rise to industry-standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and now serves on the external advisory board of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute.
Plurilock enables organizations to compute safely—and with peace of mind. Plurilock’s software leverages state-of-the-art behavioral-biometric, environmental, and contextual technologies to provide invisible, adaptive, and risk-based MFA solutions with the lowest possible cost and complexity.
“We’re in a moment of rapid change in the security industry,” says Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson. “Companies are shifting rapidly to a remote workforce posture even as the best practices of a few years ago—one-time passwords, biometric scans, anti-malware, and so on—are really showing cracks and unplanned costs. Ed has a deep understanding of the day-to-day security needs and realities in the verticals that we serve—and how these will evolve going forward.”