Torq Announces Advisory Board Featuring Global Cybersecurity Visionaries

Torq is extremely proud to announce the formation of the Torq Advisory Board, a group of some of the world’s most respected cybersecurity professionals, including several industry-leading CISOs and heads of information security. All of our advisors have made major impacts in cybersecurity for their companies, and for the industry at large. They have strongly advocated leveraging cutting edge technologies to drive greater effectiveness and productivity across organizational cybersecurity ecosystems, positively impacting systems, processes, and people.

Our Advisory Board is helping guide Torq as we further expand our Security Automation offerings and capabilities, serve more and more global enterprises, and continue to integrate the majority of cybersecurity systems into our platform.

Members of the Torq Advisory Board include:

Jason Chan, Former VP of Information Security, Netflix

Jason has more than 20 years of experience working in cybersecurity, including adopting security automation, cloud security, and enhancing security in modern software development practices. Jason’s most recent career experience was leading the information security organization at the video streaming behemoth Netflix for more than a decade. His Netflix team set the bar extraordinarily high, focusing on sophisticated risk assessment and management, and compliance management strategies and approaches. 

Talha Tariq, CISO, HashiCorp

In his role at HashiCorp, Talha is responsible for protecting the security of his company, customers, and partners as it provisions, secures, connects, and runs cloud infrastructure for their most important applications. He has 15 years of experience building and scaling security programs from startups to Fortune 100 organizations. Prior to HashiCorp, Talha served as CISO at Anki where he was responsible for corporate information security, product and application security, privacy engineering, security operations, and incident response. Talha also served as Director of Security Consulting at PwC, advising clients across a range of industries on matters related to data breaches, hacking events, security program development, and threat assessments.

Yaron Slutzky, CISO, Agoda

Yaron is responsible for security at Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing-online travel booking platforms. From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, Agoda has grown to offer a global network of two million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. It provides travelers with easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes, and villas. Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings and employs more than 4,000 staff in more than 30 countries. Prior to Agoda, Yaron was CISO at Cellcom, and Information Technology Director at Numark Innovations. 

Bill McKinley, CISO, SigFig and former Head of Information Security at The New York Times

Bill serves as CISO for SigFig, an enterprise financial technology firm that develops next-generation products for financial institutions, advisors, and their customers. Through its partnerships with financial institutions including Wells Fargo, UBS, and Citizens Financial, SigFig’s wealth management tool is available to over 70 million consumers. Prior to SigFig, Bill was Head of Information Security at The New York Times, Vice-President of Infrastructure Engineering at AllianceBernstein, and Senior Infrastructure Engineer Team Lead at JP Morgan.

We are also very fortunate to have Stephen Ward, Managing Director at Insight Partners, as part of our board of directors.

At Insight Partners, Stephen focuses on investments in cybersecurity. Prior to joining Insight, Stephen was CISO at The Home Depot, where he provided progressive direction over cybersecurity and technology risk. He is also a Board Member at Mimecast and served on the board of Cloudknox, which was recently sold to Microsoft. His innovative approach has led to malware-related patented technology and he has received award recognition from his industry peers in cybersecurity. Stephen has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, physical security, fraud and technology risk acquired throughout his career in both the public sector (U.S. Secret Service) and the private sector (JPMorgan Chase and TIAA).

It’s a real honor and privilege to be working with these cybersecurity luminaries and to have them advise Torq as we further deliver on our incredible potential to customers, partners, and investors. We’re looking forward to further collaboration with them all in the years ahead as we take Torq to even greater heights of success.