SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 8, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), announced that Jeffrey N. Reich, who brings more than 30 years of security and risk management experience, has joined the company as chief security officer. In this role, Reich will be responsible for both customer-facing and internal security initiatives at Engine Yard. The company has continually made a significant investment in information security and compliance, through internal processes and policies, to ensure the safety of its customers’ data.
“Security and compliance are key requirements as companies move their critical applications to the cloud,” said Rob Walters, CTO of Engine Yard. “We are proud to welcome Jeff as the head of our security initiatives. His strong reputation and leadership in the security and cloud industries, as well as his experience in a variety of sectors — from technology and financial services to energy and manufacturing — make him a valuable asset to the Engine Yard executive team.”
Reich is a well-known risk management and security expert in the cloud industry, who holds CRISC, CISSP and CHS-III certifications and is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow. Reich was most recently chief risk officer at Layered Tech, a hosting provider specializing in security. Earlier in his career, he was chief security officer at Rackspace, and previously held positions as vice president and chief security officer at CheckFree and senior manager of information protection at Dell Inc. His extensive background includes security policies, information security, internal controls, physical security, regulatory and audit compliance, business continuity planning, abuse and policy enforcement management, and change control.
“Engine Yard has made a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and secure platform for its customers, business partners and the broader community,” said Reich. “I look forward to being a part of the Engine Yard team and supporting the active focus on information security and governance, as the company continues to drive innovation in the cloud.”
About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a trusted, complete application cloud and expert developer support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.
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