A recent report found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hasn’t always terminated Personal Identity Verification cards or security clearance for ex-employees. And that many issues around access management still remain. Although the Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified these weaknesses and offered clear recommendations back in 2018, many of these issues remain unresolved; others won’t be implemented until 2024. Of further concern, due to questionable record keeping, the exact magnitude of the problem can’t be determined.
Let’s explore how the Alert Enterprise Guardian Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) specifically addresses the six most recent OIG recommendations and can help the DHS and companies across all industries digitally transform their identity security, credentialling and access management program.
A major overhaul in their off-boarding process will certainly go a long way in creating a safety net and revoking access. However, that’s still not the be-all and end-all solution. If systems and departments operate in siloes, a major gateway to security attacks will remain. Because when systems don’t operate congruently, attacks can’t effectively be monitored or stopped in their tracks. And that’s exactly what the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned against in their recent Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Convergence Action Guide.
As the only true cyber-physical security SaaS provider, we offer hundreds of out-of-the-box connectors to help converge physical security with IT, OT and HR systems. Whether its workplace access, visitor management, insider threat protection or anything in-between, digital transformation and security convergence are the only ways forward—and what should be the first and foremost recommendation to the security challenges the Department of Homeland Security has been facing.
Contact us to learn how we can help you improve your security posture and connect your current infrastructure with our future-proof security solutions. P.S. No coding required.
Chief Strategy Officer
David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions.
As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP.
Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries
Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.
Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.
He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.
Chief Operations Officer
CFO and Co-Founder
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.
Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.
Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.
Founder and CEO
Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.
Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.