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InfoSec Veteran Mike Ahmadi to join DigiCert as Global Director of IoT Security

By Ken Briodagh August 16, 2017

In a recent announcement, DigiCert, a scalable identity and encryption solutions for enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) security provider, has made public the hiring of Mike Ahmadi as Global Director of IoT Security. Ahmadi will help build DigiCert IoT security solutions for critical infrastructure markets including healthcare, transportation, industrial, and smart city.

"Mike is a respected voice on issues related to IoT cybersecurity, information security, and standards creation, and his extensive knowledge will help us continue to provide customers with market-leading solutions for securing their connected devices," said Mike Nelson, VP, IoT, DigiCert. "We are excited to have him join our team to advance our critical work."

Ahmadi currently serves in various capacities to advance industry standards for IoT security, including as a member of the technical steering committee for the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), and also the Chairman of the Cybersecurity Assurance Testing Task Force under the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE). He also is an active member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, as part of the advisory board for the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force.

"I'm excited to join the wonderful people at DigiCert in advancing customer solutions for IoT security," said Ahmadi. "DigiCert has proven to be a global leader and I look forward to this exciting opportunity to bring important innovation to the market."

Ahmadi makes regular appearances as a speaker and subject matter expert at various cybersecurity events internationally. Previously, Ahmadi has served on the editorial board of ISSA Journal, and been a co-author for AAMI Journals as well as several other publications, including the American Bar Association Security and Privacy guide.
Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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