Strivacity, the company aiming to make customer sign-in journeys entirely forgettable, today announced that Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, has stepped into a key advisory role as the newest member of its board of directors. As Strivacity’s first independent board member, Mandia will bring decades of experience in information security and incident response along with a track record of leading and scaling innovative companies, products, and services.
During Mandia’s tenure as founder and CEO of Mandiant Corporation, the company grew to nearly 500 employees and more than $100 million in revenue before FireEye acquired it for $1 billion in 2014. He served as FireEye CEO from June 2016 through September 2021 and was appointed to its board of directors in 2016. In October 2021, after selling FireEye’s product business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Mandia rebranded the company as Mandiant, Inc. In March 2022, Mandiant announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $5.4 billion.
“Kevin is well known as the most trusted expert on security breaches and cyberattacks by security-conscious organizations worldwide,” said Keith Graham, Strivacity co-founder and CEO. “He has extremely high standards for security and business. Before joining Strivacity’s board, Kevin vetted our technology and team, and his decision to join represents a major vote of confidence. We’re honored to be the first company in the identity management sector that Kevin has chosen to work with. I know our entire team will benefit from his leadership and guidance.”
“There’s no question Strivacity’s team is the main reason I joined the board,” said Kevin Mandia. “Simplifying customer sign-in journeys is a real problem, and ignoring it creates significant security and business risks. Customer expectations have gone up so much over the last few years and most companies don’t have the resources or expertise to keep up. Strivacity has the team that can solve it with a modern solution that uses clicks – not code – to secure sign-in journeys for organizations that care about customer experience.”
Mandia has spent more than 25 years in information security and has been on the front lines helping organizations respond to computer security breaches. Before Mandiant, he was director of computer forensics at Foundstone, which McAfee Corporation acquired, and was director of information security for Sytex, later acquired by Lockheed Martin.
Prior to that he served as a computer security officer in the United States Air Force in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
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