Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the world’s most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, announces Dr. Boaz Gelbord has joined Akamai as senior vice president and chief security officer, effective today. Gelbord will assume direct leadership of Akamai’s existing information security organization which includes responsibility for cybersecurity, information security compliance, and the protection of Akamai’s systems, data, employees, and the world’s leading intelligent edge platform across more than 4,000 locations in 135 countries around the world.
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Gelbord has over 15 years of experience building and leading information security teams in the U.S. and Europe. His most recent chief information and security officer (“CISO”) positions include Dun & Bradstreet, Bloomberg LP and Amplify Education. He served as an appointed member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (“NSTAC”) Cyber Moonshot Subcommittee where he advised the White House on cybersecurity strategy.
“The internet has become a lifeline for virtually every business and for most people during the pandemic and keeping it running smoothly and securely is our business,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai chief executive officer and co-founder. “Dr. Gelbord brings extensive global operational, product development security, and security operation centers experience to enhance our ability to protect the internet.”
“We are continually reminded of the vulnerability of the internet with every day bringing news of attacks on enterprises and critical infrastructure,” said Dr. Boaz Gelbord. “Akamai plays a vital role in maintaining a reliable and secure internet. I look forward to contributing to its future success at this unique moment in history.”
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Gelbord graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and earned a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in mathematics from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Gelbord reports to Mani Sundaram, Akamai’s executive vice president and chief information officer, leading Akamai’s global services (customer success, professional services, support services), information technology, and information security organizations.