Leader in enterprise cybersecurity and corporate risk joins invitation-only community for global business leaders
AUSTIN, Texas, November 1, 2017 — Edgile, the leading cyber risk and regulatory compliance firm providing cloud and on-premises security solutions to the Fortune 500, today announced that Edgile CEO, Don Elledge,has been selected to join the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Elledge joins a host of global business leaders providing thoughts and insights to the global business community on the current and future impact of technology across a broad range of sectors, and will be featured in an ongoing column for Forbes.
“I am honored to join the Forbes community of executive thought leaders who dedicate their time and insights to solving the problems that most affect organizations around the world,” said Elledge.
In his first column, Elledge examined one of the most serious challenges that businesses everywhere are facing: according to a Bloomberg report, data breaches increased at a rate of more than 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. But in response (according to a survey commissioned by Gartner), businesses are increasing their cybersecurity budgets only at an annual rate of 18 percent. The question is not just whether organizations are investing enough, but also whether they are not making the optimal investment choices.
“This underscores the importance of looking at how investments in cybersecurity are evaluated and made,” said Elledge. “Given Edgile’s position as trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading companies, my focus will be on providing insights into how the technology landscape is transforming business and how security professionals need to think differently about cybersecurity in order manage risk in the digital age.”
In future columns, Elledge will explore new business models for managing cybersecurity. For example, in his second column, he discusses how the cloud might actually help businesses reduce their exposure to risk, contrary to popular opinion and bias.
“We are honored to welcome a recognized security industry leader like Don Elledge into our community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”
About Forbes Councils
Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, an invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes TechnologyCouncil, visit https://forbestechcouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.
About Don Elledge
Don Elledge founded Edgile in 2001 and has been responsible for growing the company into a leading security and risk services organization serving Fortune 500 companies. Don advises clients on security and risk issues driven by the rapidly changing technology environment and his forward-thinking views have positioned Edgile as a trusted, strategic partner. Prior to founding Edgile, Don was a partner at Deloitte, where he established a national security practice focused on e-business security. Don also spent four years in New York working at First Boston in the financial industry.
Edgile is the trusted cyber risk and compliance partner to the world’s leading organizations, providing consulting, managed services, and harmonized regulatory content. Our strategy-first model optimizes on-premises and cloud programs, IAM, GRC, and cybersecurity. By transforming risk into opportunity, we secure the modern enterprise through solutions that increase business agility and create a competitive advantage for our clients.