Security Scoreboard website elects CISO council with representatives from financial services and technology firms

News by Dan Raywood

Security Scoreboard has elected a user council of senior security managers.

Security Scoreboard has elected a user council of senior security managers.

The website, designed to help visitors choose from information security vendors and launched this year by Boaz Gelbord, executive director of information security at Wireless Generation, aims to provide ‘a vital resource for anyone starting to research information security solutions for their organisation'.

Its user council consists of technical, policy, and executive security professionals who have volunteered to help build the Security Scoreboard community. This includes Jay Leek, manager of corporate IT security services at Nokia and Kyle Randolph, lead senior security researcher at Adobe and Randy Smith, manager of information security at UPS.

Senior professionals at OneWest Bank, Citibank, HDR, Medifit and the County of Los Angeles make up the inaugural council.

Gelbord claimed in January that Security Scoreboard features over 600 vendors and aims to become a valuable resource for CISOs, CIOs, system administrators, and anyone who is in the market for information security products and services.

He said: “Why Security Scoreboard? As an information security executive at a mid-size company in New York City, I constantly face the challenge of trying to quickly identify and assess the security vendors who offer solutions in a given space.

“While there is a ton of available vendor content - webinars, press releases, whitepapers, etc - I have always found one vital resource to be missing in the purchase process. Until now there hasn't been one convenient and objective place to see side-by-side profiles of all the vendors addressing a specific security challenge.

“Security Scoreboard fills this gap by providing a starting point to get oriented about all available solutions before doing a deep dive on those vendors that seem the most promising.”


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