1 February 2016: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today announced that Gary Gagnon has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Group Security.
Mr Gagnon is an experienced senior cybersecurity professional and an industry expert in critical infrastructure protection with over 25 years of experience. He has pioneered investigative approaches into cyber threats and Internet vulnerabilities, developing strategies to protect both public and private organisations. For the past thirty years Mr Gagnon has been at the MITRE Corporation where he held several positions focused on solving information security issues for a variety of Department of Defence organisations. He was also the director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Centre (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – the first FFRDC solely dedicated to cybersecurity.
Mr Gagnon has both taken part in and led initiatives to bring together experts from industry, government and academia to demonstrate integrated cybersecurity solutions. As part of this work he investigated numerous technologies including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, computer forensics and virtual Private Networks.
Ruy Pinto, Group Chief Operations Officer, Inmarsat said: “I am delighted to welcome Gary to Inmarsat. Cybersecurity is of the upmost importance to us; both from an operational perspective and in the services we provide to our customers on a global basis. Gary brings with him a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity which will be of great benefit to Inmarsat as we continue to innovate and grow our business, adding new capabilities and services for our partners and customers.”
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
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