Bothell, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Vertafore (http://www.vertafore.com), the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced that Joshua Schmidt has been promoted to vice president, chief information security officer (CISO). Schmidt joined Vertafore in 2008 as director of Information Risk Management.
“Within the Information Risk Management group, we have aligned our policies with international data protection standards and continually strive to exceed compliance requirements across all applicable laws and regulations—not only for Vertafore as an entity but also for our customers,” said Schmidt. “In doing so, we engage in a wide range of activities such as employee awareness training, risk assessments, product threat modeling, secure code reviews, application vulnerability testing, and defense-in-depth and breadth practices so that customers can trust that we manage their data as securely as they themselves might.”
Schmidt has assisted many financial services companies in aligning their information risk management programs with regulatory requirements and international standards, including acting as Deutsche Bank’s data privacy officer for the Americas. Additionally, Schmidt has supported large online retailers and insurance carriers with integrating security into their software development practices.
He has also held security and data privacy leadership positions at consulting firms such as KPMG LLP and IOActive, Inc., and industry groups such as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Information Systems Security Association, and the Washington Technology Industry Association.
All Vertafore solutions are built on top of a secure infrastructure that has achieved Verizon Cybertrust Security Certification. The certification demonstrates that Vertafore employs proven security processes and technologies to proactively safeguard user information.
Schmidt earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Central Washington University. Schmidt also holds Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations.
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Vertafore delivers software and services that transform the business of insurance. Unique to the industry, more than 20,000 customers rely on Vertafore to provide integrated technology that connects the entire industry with the most complete source of solutions—agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management—so their businesses run better and are more profitable. For more information about Vertafore, please visit http://www.vertafore.com.
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