Former Walmart Chief Information Security Officer Kerry Kilker Joins Semperis’s Strategic Advisory Board
Fortune One Cybersecurity Trailblazer to Extend Semperis’s Cyber Resilience Vision
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semperis, the leader in identity-driven cyber resilience, today announced that Kerry Kilker, former Walmart Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), joined the company’s strategic advisory board. In this role, Kilker will bring over 30 years of experience building and operating world-class cybersecurity programs to guide Semperis’s accelerating customer growth and technology innovation.
“Working at the largest retailer in the world, I was constantly on the cusp of the digital revolution—combating the severe cyber risks it introduced, while still enabling the business to harness its transformative power,” said Kilker. “As a strategic advisor to Semperis, I’m excited to continue this mission by helping companies in the retail sector and beyond to be more cyber resilient so they can embrace the future, not fear it.”
Kilker is currently Chief Operating Officer and CISO at Fishtech Group, a Kansas City-based cybersecurity solutions provider. Prior to Fishtech Group, Kilker served as Senior Vice President and CISO at Walmart, where he was responsible for protecting the global enterprise, including 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries, and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. In 2017, Kilker was honored with the peer-voted Global CISO Breakaway Leadership Award for his exceptional impact, innovation, and influence in the cybersecurity community.
“Kerry’s cybersecurity expertise and strategic acumen are second to none. We’re privileged and honored to add someone of Kerry’s caliber to our strategic advisory board,” said Semperis CEO Mickey Bresman. “With the escalation of ransomware attacks, wipers, and the like, cyber resilience is top of mind for organizations. Kerry’s unique background and customer insights will be invaluable as Semperis enters its next stage of growth to meet market demand.”
The addition of Kilker to Semperis’s strategic advisory board comes on the heels of the company experiencing triple-digit revenue growth in 2019.
Semperis empowers customers to protect their Microsoft Active Directory (AD) infrastructure from ransomware and cyberattacks. Key features include:
- Clean Restore: Eliminates the risk of malware reintroduction from system state and bare-metal (BMR) backups.
- Anywhere Recovery: Eliminates the need for matching hardware and recovers AD directly to the cloud.
- Advanced Automation: Reduces AD recovery time up to 90 percent.
- Multi-Dimensional Monitoring: Eliminates blind spots and detects malicious changes that other tools cannot see.
- Active Threat Intelligence: Continuously scans AD for vulnerabilities so customers can take action before attackers do.
- Rapid Response: Provides auto remediation and expedites incident assessment.
AD protection is one of the best security investments an organization can make because if AD is corrupted, encrypted, or wiped out, the impact on an organization’s business operations can be devastating.
For more information about Semperis AD threat protection and recovery, visit www.semperis.com.
Semperis is an enterprise identity protection company that helps organizations recover from cyber breaches and directory service failures on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s patented technology for Microsoft Active Directory is used by Fortune 500 companies, governments, financial, healthcare, and other industries worldwide. Semperis is a Microsoft Partner, and its solutions are recognized by Gartner.
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