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Jasvir Gill Named a Founding Member of SIA’s Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee

May 7, 2022

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FREMONT, Calif. – Alert Enterprise Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jasvir Gill has been named an inaugural member of the Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee, the Security Industry Association (SIA) announced this week. 

Created by the SIA as a vendor-agnostic platform, the Utilities Advisory Board is a space for security professionals around the country to learn from one another and share insights regarding emerging trends, compliance issues and best practices. The board will provide collective recommendations for physical and cybersecurity, formally respond to rules from regulatory agencies, and create content for SIA events and publications. Gill will also serve as chairperson of the Technology Subcommittee, one of five subcommittees established to educate SIA members about specific topics. The other subcommittees will focus on cybersecurity, regulations, security practitioners and partnerships.

“It’s an honor to be named to the SIA Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee and I’m grateful to SIA CEO Don Erickson and the organization for the opportunity,” says Gill. “In today’s threat climate, security convergence across cyber, OT/industrial controls and physical security, is a moral imperative and the only way forward. As chairperson of the Technology Subcommittee, I will bring my experience working closely with utility organizations and passion for security convergence, to find new ways technology can support protecting our critical infrastructure.”

Having founded Alert Enterprise in 2007, Gill is a driving force and thought leader in security convergence and digital transformation. He brings over two decades of experience in cyber-physical identity access management and security. 

“Alert Enterprise has a proven track record of success working with utilities to help improve their cyber-physical security posture, which is more important today than it’s ever been. Jasvir is a fantastic fit as a member of this advisory board and the chairperson of the technology subcommittee.” said Michael O’Donnell, SAP National Vice President, Utilities.

All utility security practitioners and SIA members are invited to become members of the subcommittees, even if they aren’t part of the steering committee. 

About Alert Enterprise
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. And 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.

 

About SIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and

advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing

industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.