It is my honour to write this blog introducing Marcus Alldrick, who is joining Cymmetria as Head of Risk.
I first met Marcus in 2005, at a European CISO conference. At the time he was CISO for Abbey, following a long career in information security in the UK. In fact, he was the chair at the conference, and one of those guys who had done it all, seen it all, and whom everybody respected. Myself, I was CISO for the Israeli government Internet operation known as Tehila; a “young hotshot,” or as Marcus defined it with a smile: “a diamond, just a little rough around the edges.” He and the rest of the gang accepted me and made me one of their own.
Over a decade later, he is still one of the professionals I respect the most, as well as one of the nicest people I have ever met.
Along his career he has held many positions in the field, from Principal Advisor with KPMG to Head of Digital Risk and Compliance with Lloyd’s of London. After 10 years at Lloyd’s of London, Marcus left his last role just over six months ago and has since been enjoying a return to risk advisory.
Today I am pleased to announce that he will be joining Cymmetria as Head of Risk, and will help guide us through the rapid-growth stage we are entering.
We look forward to working with him, leading Cymmetria into the future by managing and taking the right risks from an informed position.
Gadi is the Founder and CEO of Cymmetria. Prior to founding Cymmetria, he was VP of Cybersecurity Strategy for Kaspersky Lab, led PwC’s Cyber Security Center of Excellence (located in Israel), and was CISO of the Israeli government’s Internet operations. Gadi is widely recognized for his work in Internet security operation and global incident response, and is considered the first botnet expert. He is currently Chairman of the Israeli CERT.