Susumu Omori, former Head of Japan at Credit Suisse and UBS Securities, joins Cyber Security Cloud as Global Strategic Advisor

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Cyber Security Cloud, Inc. (CSC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Susumu Omori, former head of Japan at Credit Suisse Securities and UBS Securities, has been appointed as a global strategic advisor to the company, effective April 1, 2020.

"Mr. Omori's appointment will enable us to receive a broad perspective based on his past experiences, focusing on the Company's overseas business strategies," says Hikaru Ohno, President, and CEO of Cyber Security Cloud, Inc.

Background and Objective
In recent years, the number of cyber-attacks is on the rise and the threat of cyber-attacks on enterprises has become a serious issue with direct implications on business risk. Against this backdrop, CSC provides web application security services that leverage world-leading cyber threat intelligence and AI technology. CSC also started expanding its overseas business with its U.S. subsidiary.

And now, CSC has invited Mr. Susumu Omori, who has experience at foreign financial institutions such as Credit Suisse Securities and UBS Securities as the former head of Japan, as well as served as a member of the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Market Operations Committee, to serve as its global strategic advisor to help CSC formulate management and IR strategies for the expansion of its global business and to strengthen its corporate governance, including corporate compliance. By doing so, CSC plans to strive to strengthen its governance and provide its customers with services that create a secure cyberspace, not only in Japan but around the world.

■ Comment by Mr. Hikaru Ohno, President, and CEO of Cyber Security Cloud, Inc.
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Susumu Omori, who has served as head of Japan for renowned foreign financial institutions, as our Global Strategy Advisor. Mr. Omori's appointment will enable us to receive a broad perspective based on his past experiences, focusing on the Company's overseas business strategies. By doing so, we will be able to make great strides as a global company and further strengthen our governance.

■ Comment by Mr. Susumu Omori
I decided to join Cyber Security Cloud as a global strategic advisor because I shared the company's philosophy of "creating a secure cyberspace that people around the world can use safely" and felt a strong need for the company in society at a time when IT has become an essential part of the infrastructure. I am determined to contribute to the company's growth on a global scale and the realization of its philosophy by drawing on my experience at Credit Suisse Securities and UBS Securities.

【Mr. Susumu Omori's Bio】

  • 1974: Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  • 1990: Joined Credit Suisse First Boston and became Representative in Japan and Manager of Tokyo Branch
  • 2005: Appointed President of UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
  • 2012: Appointed President and Representative Director of UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
  • 2015: Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
  • 2016: Appointed full-time auditor of the company (current position)
  • 2017: Outside Director, Seeks Co., Ltd. (current position)

■ About Cyber Security Cloud, Inc.
With an aim to create a secure cyberspace that people around the world can use safely, Cyber Security Cloud provides web application security services worldwide using the world's leading cyber threat intelligence and AI technology. CSC is also certified as the 7th AWS WAF Managed Rules Seller in the world by AWS (Amazon Web Service) which boasts a 47.8% global cloud market share. *1
As a leading cybersecurity company, CSC plans to continue to strive to improve and develop new technologies and aim to be a company that can deliver effective security solutions to contribute to the information revolution.

*1: Gartner(July 2019)・・・Worldwide Iaas Public Cloud Services Market Share, 2017-2018 (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

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