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Anitian Announces Appointment of Steve Shillingford and Richard Stiennon as New Board Members

PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) May 14, 2019


Anitian, a pioneer in Compliance Automation products, announced today the appointment of Steve Shillingford and Richard Stiennon to the company’s board of directors. Shillingford and Stiennon join Sean Cunningham of Forgepoint Capital and Anitian CEO, Andrew Plato.

Shillingford is a serial entrepreneur and former CEO for Solera Networks and founder of Anonyome Labs, a startup focused on consumer digital safety. Shillingford sold Solera Networks to Bluecoat in 2013, and then became their General Manager and Senior Vice President of its Advanced Threat Protection group.

Stiennon is a widely published author, industry analyst, and former Vice President of research at Gartner. Stiennon has authored numerous books on the security industry, including “There Will Be Cyberwar” and “Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence”. Stiennon’s latest book, “Secure Cloud Transformation”, maps the journey of organizations to the cloud, and the security benefits of the cloud.

“Steve and Richard bring a massive amount of experience and insight to Anitian,” said Andrew Plato, CEO of Anitian. “Steve knows the nuts and bolts of building a security company, and Richard has a deep well of insight into the trends, technologies, and talent shaping the cloud today. I am honored to collaborate with these titans of security.”

Anitian is on a mission to make security and compliance fast and easy. Anitian’s Compliance Automation platform is the first-of-its-kind technology that dramatically accelerates the compliance process.

“I have been through many compliance exercises in my career that created reams of documents, but little in the way of security,” said Stiennon. “Anitian has taken the power of the cloud and applied it to an almost intractable problem. In addition to shortening the compliance cycle, Anitian’s Compliance Automation platform provides real security value. I am excited to be part of this adventure.”

“Anitian’s Compliance Automation platform solves a huge problem,” said Shillingford. “As a CEO, I have experienced the frustration of product delays due to onerous compliance requirements. Anitian’s product eliminates this problem. It not only accelerates compliance efforts, but it also enables developers to build more secure, reliable cloud environments. I am thrilled to be part of the team and company Andrew has built.”

About Anitian 
Anitian makes security and compliance easy. Leveraging the power and scale of the cloud, the Anitian Compliance Automation platform automatically builds, configures, and monitors cloud environments to accelerate compliance with security frameworks such as PCI, FedRAMP, ISO, and more. Anitian directly integrates with DevOps CI/CD pipelines to ensure continuous security and compliance delivery. Anitian’s compliance automation platform is backed with 24/7 threat hunting, compliance guardrails, managed detection and response, and expert security services. Find out more at