Encryptics, a provider of patented data privacy and protection services for government and businesses, has named John Cohen as the company’s chief strategy advisor. In this role, Cohen will be responsible for continuing to position its data encryption technology at the forefront of the cybersecurity landscape for private and public companies, governments and public safety entities.
“Data security is vital to both private and public organizations in this day in age,” Cohen said. “Every day across this nation, commercial and public sector information and email systems are being targeted for attack by criminal and terrorist organizations, foreign governments and individuals seeking to cause embarrassment and harm. These hackers seek to disrupt the operational capabilities of their target or to acquire its most sensitive data. When these systems are successfully breached, the security, operations and brand of the impacted organization could be irreparably harmed. In order to thwart hackers from accessing sensitive information, the data itself must be secure.”
“Encryptics offers an easy to use and effective solution that helps customers protect their most sensitive information and provides peace of mind knowing their data is secure,” Cohen added. “I look forward to helping them expand their presence in the cybersecurity landscape.”
Prior to joining Encryptics, Cohen served as the principal deputy and acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis and coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, Cohen coordinated the development and implementation of department-wide counterterrorism and intelligence operations in the U.S., including those intended to address the growing use of cyber-related tactics by terrorists and other organizations.
He has over thirty years of experience in national, homeland security and law enforcement operations and policy. In addition to working at the federal level, Cohen has served as senior homeland security advisor to a number of state and local officials including the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
“John’s expertise in homeland security, law enforcement operations and policy make him a tremendous asset to Encryptics,” said CEO Mitch Scherr. “He understands the importance and critical nature of a well-informed cybersecurity strategy in today’s data driven world. We are looking forward to his contributions and invaluable insight.”
Encryptics’ solutions combine strong data protection with Trusted Peer to Peer Data Rights Management (DRM) to prevent unauthorized access to data. In email, DRM gives companies control over who can see their information, whether it can be printed, forwarded, copied or saved, and owners can retrieve access to data in real time. The company also offers the Encryptics Data Protection API that enables secure Data Protection-as-a Service (DPaaS). In total, Encryptics can provide data protection, securing data at its creation, within corporate IT infrastructure, at device, in transit, in use and at rest.