Press Release

Cybersecurity Veteran Frank Shirmo Joins KUDO as VP of Compliance and Cybersecurity

Thursday, 10 September, 2020

New York City, NY – Veteran cybersecurity expert Frank Shirmo has joined the KUDO team as Vice President of Compliance and Cybersecurity. In this new role, Shirmo will further develop and execute the company’s security strategy and implement it in the product roadmap. In addition to degrees in Computer Science, he maintains multiple industry certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), and Certified Mobile Device Security Professional (CMDSP®). He is a global cybersecurity leader having served federal, state, and local governments and commercial entities of all sizes.

Shirmo is an active member of the non-profit International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² contributing to the education of thousands of cybersecurity professionals worldwide for over ten years.

“Frank brings more than 30 years of experience in security and compliance to KUDO at a time when we are experiencing tremendous growth. He will ensure that we meet and exceed the highest standards in privacy and security as we continue to offer the most secure multilingual conferencing platform on the market,” said KUDO CEO Fardad Zabetian.

In reference to his new role, Shirmo said: “Security tops compliance! Compliance-driven security does not provide adequate protection. When you have high profile clients ranging from governments, international organizations, and multinational corporations, security becomes paramount.”

From the beginning, KUDO has made security and enterprise readiness its highest priority by offering features such as strong encryption, Single Sign On (SSO), Managed Private Cloud, and a strict set of periodic security assessments to ensure data, platform integrity, and meeting protection.

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