Bugcrowd Expands its Advisory Board with the Appointment of Two Distinguished Industry Executives
Strategic human resources leader and leading cybersecurity expert will provide insightful strategic and operational guidance as Bugcrowd continues its record growth
SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 09, 2020 — Bugcrowd, the #1 crowdsourced cybersecurity company, today announced the addition of two board advisory members, Norma Lane, chief human resources officer and executive vice president of people and places at InfoBlox, and Dave Gerry, chief revenue officer and head of global operations at WhiteHat Security, a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of NTT Ltd. Both advisors bring a broad set of operational, technical and business management expertise, providing an immediate impact to Bugcrowd as it expands its global workforce and continues to evolve its cybersecurity platform.
Lane and Gerry join an advisory board composed of a deep bench of technology and cybersecurity executives. Members include Jeremiah Grossman, the founder of WhiteHat Security and currently CEO of Bit Discovery; Tejas Shah, chief information officer of Arlo; HD Moore, a leading security researcher; and Don Listwin, CEO of iSchemaView.
Lane has over 20 years of experience in the field of people management and, prior to InfoBlox, held several executive-level human resources roles at LiveOps, ShoreTel, Apple, Kaiser Permanente, and Fortinet Technologies. Lane has also been an advocate for tolerance and diversity in the workplace and has been instrumental in helping to strengthen the position of women executives within the technology sector.
“Bugcrowd is an amazing company that is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone,” said Lane. “Today women only make up 20-24% of all roles in cybersecurity and face continued discrimination in many forms that can inhibit their professional careers. I am thrilled to join an organization that is dedicated to opening up more opportunities for women and being a strong champion for diversity.”
Gerry brings nearly a decade of global operations and revenue leadership experience to the table and has been an advocate for ethical hacking in the cybersecurity industry since 2012. He has held several executive roles in the AppSec industry including Sumo Logic, Veracode and The Herjavec Group. In addition to his work, Gerry also volunteers for prestigious organizations such as the Forbes Business Development Council, an invitation-only organization, as well as InfraGard. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector that offers a vehicle for mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure.
“Bugcrowd and WhiteHat have been working together for years to help our clients fend off cyberattacks that continuously attempt to infiltrate the IT infrastructure of organizations,” said Gerry. “As both a customer and a partner of Bugcrowd, I am excited to accept an advisory role because our companies have a like-minded and proactive approach to safeguarding digital business.”
“Both Dave and Norma bring a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to their roles as Bugcrowd advisory board members,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO of Bugcrowd. “Bugcrowd is rapidly growing to meet the industry-demand for crowdsourced cybersecurity, serving as a force multiplier in any company’s security strategy. The addition of Dave and Norma rounds out our already strong advisory board composed of industry experts whose knowledge and strategic guidance will continue to help Bugcrowd thrive.”
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Bugcrowd is the #1 crowdsourced security company. Top Fortune 500 organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their Bug Bounty, Vulnerability Disclosure, Next Gen Pen Test, and Attack Surface Management programs. Bugcrowd’s award-winning platform combines actionable, contextual intelligence with the skill and experience of the world’s most elite hackers to help leading organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities, protect customers, and make the digitally connected world a safer place. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Learn more at www.bugcrowd.com.