Center for Internet Security Taps Ex-AF CIO as ChairFormer De facto Federal CIO Karen Evans also Named to Board
Gilligan, who took over last month, succeeded CIS co-founder Franklin Reeder, president of The Reeder Group, who led the group since its inception nine years ago. Reeder will remain on the board.
The new chairman is one of the more influential leaders in information security in Washington, and serves on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency.
Also elected to the CIS board was Karen Evans, the former administrator for e-government and IT in the Office of Management and Budget, who served as the de facto federal CIO in the Bush White House. Gilligan and Evans head their own IT consultancies. Phil Venables, chief information security officer of the investment firm Goldman Sachs, also was named to the board.
CIS is a self-described organization that helps enterprises reduce the risk of business and e-commerce disruptions resulting from inadequate technical security controls, and provides enterprises with resources for measuring information security status and making rational security investment decisions. CIS develops and distributes consensus-based benchmarks for secure configuration of operating systems, software applications and network devices.
Interviews with Gilligan