Brad Keller to Lead Product Management for Cyber Risk Innovator’s Vendor Risk Manager™(VRM) Product
Warren, New Jersey –– Oct. 8, 2014 –– Prevalent, the third-party risk and vendor threat intelligence innovators, today announced Brad Keller has been hired as Director of Third-Party Risk and Compliance.
In this role, Keller will be responsible for overseeing product management and the development of strategic alliances for Prevalent’s Vendor Risk Manager™ (VRM).
“For more than two decades, Brad has led the development and implementation of risk management programs in the banking and financial services industry,”says Norman Menz, CTO and Co-Founder of Prevalent. “We are delighted he has chosen to join Prevalent, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise as we further refine our VRM solution, and develop best practices around the identification, measurement and reporting on the risks associated with cybersecurity and third-party vendors.”
Prior to joining Prevalent, Keller served as Senior Vice President & Program Director for the Shared Assessments Program with The Santa Fe Group. During his career, he has developed and implemented vendor and business risk assessment programs for several banking institutions, helping them to substantially improve risk management while also passing federal regulatory scrutiny. Additionally, Keller has implemented leading-edge programs to identify and mitigate identity theft and online fraud, and has testified on behalf of the financial services industry at Congressional hearings on customer privacy issues. He is also a member of financial services industry-led initiatives addressing issues related to vendor risk management, online fraud, customer privacy, and authentication.
“Recent high-profile data breaches at major retailers and financial services organizations have made third-party risk one of today’s most pressing security concerns,” says Keller.“Prevalent is leading the way in developing innovative solutions, such as VRM, to help companies manage those risks. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Prevalent to continue the development of their vendor risk solutions, and to further best practices in the assessment and management of third party risks.”
Prevalent is a vendor risk and cyber threat intelligence innovator with a reputation for developing cutting-edge technologies and highly-automated services that are proven to help organizations reduce, manage and monitor the security threats and risks associated with third-party vendors.
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