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Former US Cyber Director Chris Inglis joins Claroty's advisory board
Thu, 11th Jan 2024

Claroty, a vendor specialising in the protection of cyber-physical systems, has welcomed former U.S. National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to its advisory board.

Inglis has an illustrious career history in both the military and civilian sectors. His extensive expertise in the fields of cybersecurity and national defence is expected to bolster the company’s ongoing mission to secure the world’s critical infrastructure.

Inglis has previously held influential positions, such as being a Commissioner on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Security Agency for eight years, and Special U.S. Liaison to London for three years. He has consistently shown his dedication to advancing cybersecurity through his role on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Advisory Council.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chris Inglis to Claroty’s advisory board and to harness his immense wealth of knowledge to help drive the development of our security solutions and our partnerships with the public sector, including the U.S. federal government," said Yaniv Vardi, CEO of Claroty.

Inglis echoed these sentiments. "Given the critical need to protect the infrastructure on which essential functions to our daily lives depend, we need to give equal, if not greater, attention to the cyber-physical technologies that make up the foundations of those systems, be it oil pipelines, electrical grids, or hospitals," he said.

Inglis further emphasised the importance of Claroty's work, stating, "The White House Cyber Strategy and the series of National Defense Authorisation Act Sections, which call upon the Department of Defense to modernise and secure their OT infrastructure, reinforces the level of criticality. Claroty has proven, purpose-built solutions that address these needs at scale, and I’m looking forward to contributing to their development of even greater innovation for a world that increasingly requires them.”

Inglis is continuing to shape the future of cybersecurity through his work as a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force and Naval Academies and serves as a senior advisor to Hakluyt and Company. He also serves on the Huntington Bancshares Board. Inglis held the inaugural Senate-confirmed position of U.S. National Cyber Director in the White House from 2021 to 2023.

His military career spans 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, and he retired as a Brigadier General.

Vardi expressed his enthusiasm over the new addition to the board, stating, "His extensive experience, leadership, and deep understanding of cybersecurity from a government perspective will be invaluable, especially as we guide our customers through evolving cybersecurity regulatory environments and deeply complex global threat landscape."

Claroty’s advisory board, chaired by U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers includes executives from Fortune 500 companies and spans industries such as transportation, biotechnology, and digital infrastructure.