Alert Enterprise Appoints Mark Weatherford as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to Guide in New Era of Cyber-Physical Convergence and Digital Transformation

February 2, 2021

Alert Enterprise Inc., the leading physical-logical Security Convergence software company today announced the appointment of Mark Weatherford as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In the CISO position Weatherford will guide strategic aspects of data management and protection, advising cyber-physical Security policies and procedures within Alert Enterprise. In addition, Weatherford will reach out to businesses and executive professionals in the Cyber and Physical Security industries to further accelerate Security Convergence adoption.

“We’re excited for Mark to take on this vital industry and company position,” said Jasvir Gill, CEO and Founder of Alert Enterprise. “His national and global thought leadership on Cybersecurity brings not only increased awareness but positive and substantial industry change. And in this new era of accelerated digital transformation, his deep expertise will be incredibly valuable for our customers in their cyber-physical Security journey.”

Weatherford arrives at Alert Enterprise at a time in which cyber-physical platforms are rapidly converging, with digital systems increasingly in control of IT, Physical Security, OT and loT—expanding the description of the CISO position. A recent Gartner report predicts 75% of CEOs will be personally liable for cyber-physical incidents by 2024 – necessitating a more comprehensive and holistic approach by Security practitioners and enterprises at identifying and dissuading threats.

“Cyber-physical Security is no longer simply an opportunity, it’s an obligation for every organization. You only have to look to recent news to see the devastating effects a cyber-attack and physical Security breach can have on an organization and nation,” said Mark Weatherford. “The Alert Enterprise platform is uniquely positioned to address this ongoing change, and with a fast growing customer list of top global brands, I’m looking forward to addressing this challenge head on.”

Weatherford, a current Alert Enterprise Advisory Board member, 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 Information Security Officer; and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

At Alert Enterprise digital identity and trust are at the center of everything we do. Our mission is to bring people, processes, data and technology together in a unique way to help organizations protect what matters most. We call it Security Convergence. We develop game-changing Security Convergence solutions that deliver identity governance, access management, Security intelligence and compliance validation across enterprise IT, HR, cyber and Physical Security environments.

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David Cassady

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. 

Mark Weatherford

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.

Harsh Chauhan

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.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

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.

Jasvir Gill

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.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.