The Security Consortium Appoints Michelle Koblas As Trusted Advisor

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Experienced Security Expert Joins Ranks of TSC Trusted Advisors™

The Security Consortium, a leader in security services and consulting, today announced that it has appointed Michelle Koblas to its roster of Trusted Advisors™. Koblas has over 25 years of experience leading IT and information security functions and a background that includes product and architectural review; policy development; design and audit of security and operational controls; and network management and design. She joins a team of distinguished TSC Trusted Advisors that lead and supervise TSC customer engagements.

"Michelle is not only a seasoned security expert, but she also possesses strong business skills and brings an industry perspective to complex technical and security problems. She also has a talent for working successfully with both technical and non-technical audiences. I'm extremely pleased that she has joined our technical team," said Andy Cottrell, TSC’s Chief Scientist. "With her experience and operational focus, she will be an asset in TSC's ability to quickly assess security risks and give sound business advice on the technical issues presented by our customers."

Michelle led Information Security teams for eBay and Cisco, and spent six years managing Cisco's internal network and Internet connectivity. Prior to that, Michelle was a research scientist for NORUT Information Technology in Norway, focused on network protocol research for one of the first video-conferencing applications to support telemedicine. She was responsible for deployment of the NASA Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation facility's first gigabyte network.

Michelle is CISSP certified and received an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.

About The Security Consortium

Design, testing, counsel and leadership services from The Security Consortium (TSC) provide companies with the ability to balance the need for security with business objectives. TSC brings together design, network and product expertise with testing and process feedback to create competitive advantage for companies. By focusing on overall business results instead of narrow test requirements, TSC helps companies improve the processes used to create, purchase, and operate security products. The result is competitive advantage for both buyers and sellers through lower TCO, better quality and usability, fewer security vulnerabilities and more successful business operations. TSC is a privately held company, founded in 2007 and based in San Jose, California.

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