Former Informatica, YL Ventures CISO Joins BigID As New Chief Security Officer

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Veteran executive, Roger Hale, will lend expertise to BigID’s security and data protection initiatives

BigID, the leader in data-centric personal data privacy and protection, today announced the appointment of Roger Hale to Chief Security Officer. As CSO, Roger brings more than 35 years of information security experience spanning venture capital, cloud, data management and more.

At BigID, Roger will be responsible for leading initiatives related to security and risk management, internal compliance, product innovation and industry evangelism. Prior to BigID, Roger served as CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures, advising early-stage startups on ideation support, product incubation and driving sales growth. Before joining YL Ventures, Roger was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Informatica, helping to build and lead security initiatives to bolster Informatica’s big data platform. He also previously served as the CISO at Inkling, and held senior leadership positions at Lending Club and Symantec.

“The breadth of Roger’s expertise makes him an ideal candidate to accelerate BigID’s security initiatives'' said Dimitri Sirota, Co-founder and CEO of BigID. “He has a proven track record of spearheading robust in-house security policies and security-focused innovation, and will serve as a crucial member of our team as BigID enters its next stage of corporate growth.”

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About BigID

Based in New York and Tel Aviv, BigID uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer and employee data at petabyte scale. Using BigID, enterprises can better safeguard and assure the privacy of their most sensitive data, reducing breach risk and enabling compliance with emerging data protection regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act. BigID has raised $146 million in funding since its founding in 2016 and has been recognized for its privacy innovation as the 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox winner, a CB Insights 2018 Cyber Defender, Network Products Guide 2018 IT World Awards “Hot Company of the Year” winner, a 2019 InformationWeek Vendor to Watch, a 2019 Business Insider enterprise vendor “to bet your career on,” and a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Learn more at or visit us at to schedule a demo.

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