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Bill Lawrence Joins SecurityGate.io From NERC To Serve As CISO

Houston, TX—June 1, 2021SecurityGate.io, the #1 risk management SaaS (Software as a Service) platform for industrial cybersecurity today announced the hiring of Bill Lawrence to serve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Bill joins SecurityGate.io from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he led as Vice President and Chief Security Officer. 

At NERC, Bill was responsible for the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and for directing security risk assessment and mitigation initiatives, protecting critical electricity infrastructure across North America. Additionally, he led coordination efforts with government agencies and stakeholders on cyber and physical security matters. These included analysis, response, and sharing of critical sector information.  

With SecurityGate.io he will lead the security operations and IT management teams and oversee vulnerability management and incident response program activities. The company will also lean on his experience to help guide product development efforts and lend his experience to customers as they execute their cybersecurity strategies. 

Bill had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy where he served as a pilot of F-14B Tomcats and F/A-18F Super Hornets, flying off of carriers on three deployments to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. He also served as the deputy director in the Character Development and Training Division at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he taught courses in Ethics and Cyber Security. In 2012, after over 20 years of faithful service, Commander Lawrence honorably retired from the U.S. Navy. His awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, four Air Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, and various unit and campaign awards. 

Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree in International Relations from Auburn Montgomery, and a master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College. He also has a Project Management Professional certification and several cyber security certifications, including a Certified Information System Security Professional certification. 

“We’re so excited to have Bill join the team. He has a tremendous amount of experience helping other security leaders across government, private, and public organizations with cybersecurity strategy. He puts us in an advanced position of understanding what leaders struggle with today and what will be needed in order to secure their organizations in the years to come,” says Ted Gutierrez, CEO and co-founder at SecurityGate.io. 

SecurityGate.io is doing it right by focusing on the “people and process” aspects of the golden triangle of cyber security in the OT/ICS environment, enabling asset owners to level-up team capabilities and remove skill gaps,” says Bill Lawrence. “I’m very pleased to bring my risk management, cyber security, and threat intelligence experience from the Navy and the electricity sector to this rapidly growing team.” 

Read more here about Bill’s work at NERC and where he sees SecurityGate.io adding the most value for electric utility organizations. 

 

About SecurityGate.io 

SecurityGate.io is a Houston-based cybersecurity software company. Their risk management platform helps industrial companies understand cyber risks sooner and make improvements faster. This is done by replacing slow, manual risk management processes with digital automation, agile workflows, and data intelligence.  

The company was recently included in Gartner’s 2021 Market Guide for Operational Technology Security and Takepoint Research’s 2021 Buyer’s Guide for Industrial Cybersecurity Technology and Solutions. SecurityGate.io serves customers such as Chevron, Westlake Chemical, Diamond Offshore, and Patterson UTI.

Matt Wilbanks

Wilbanks is responsible for global go-to-market strategy and marketing activities, and as a key member of the leadership team, developing the company's overall strategic vision. Matt brings experience in leadership, sales, and marketing from the technology space to SecurityGate.io.

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