Chainalysis Appoints Omesh Agam as Chief Information Security Officer

Chainalysis is announcing that Omesh Agam has joined the company as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Omesh reportedly brings to Chainalysis “more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, having served in leadership positions for global security operations, security engineering, and all facets of cybersecurity strategy.”

Prior to joining Chainalysis, Omesh has served “as CISO responsible for trust and security at high-growth technology companies Celonis and Appian.”

He is reportedly “an active mentor to cybersecurity startup founders and served as an advisory board member to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland.”

He will now lead “the company’s global security team, including security engineering, operations and compliance.”

He added:

“I look forward to working with the security team and folks across Chainalysis to contribute to this important mission, and am pumped to dive in and help securely scale the platform and organization.”

He also mentioned that there is “endless opportunity in the cybersecurity space, and it’s an incredible time to be getting your hands dirty doing this work. Efficient collaboration in cybersecurity partnerships is essential for organizations. Aligning security strategies with overall goals, such as integrating security measures into product engineering and coordinating risk teams with GTM teams, requires consistent effort.”

He further noted that vendors must “ensure seamless integration of their products with various user groups, prioritizing inclusion in developer workflows for comprehensive security analysis.”

He also shared that the cybersecurity industry “has a significant opportunity to improve operational efficiency by leveraging diverse data sources. Analyzing scan data, security processing data, research data, and logs can identify and address operational inefficiencies. This data-driven approach enhances automation, accelerates processes, and reduces overall security risks. For cloud-native workloads, insights from the application tier to initial development stages can streamline secure design, minimizing post-deployment updates and strengthening overall security.”

He also mentioned that he finds “the inclusion of non-security professionals in our work to be particularly important, as their involvement often brings forth business or operational insights that may have been overlooked initially.”

He concluded:

“Cultivating security empathy is paramount as our organization grows: by recognizing that everyone is dedicated to aligned goals, the security team plays a pivotal role in facilitating progress, providing education, and collaboratively working with other teams to achieve our shared objectives.”


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