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Wickr Creates Advisory Board to Support Federal Business Strategy; Joel Wallenstrom Quoted

Wickr has appointed 10 public and private sector veterans as members of its newly launched federal advisory board to guide the collaboration software provider's strategy in the government space.

The company said Tuesday it expects the board to help bring the firm's collaboration technology offering to federal agencies.

“As attack surfaces evolve due to remote and distributed work, malicious cyber actors will continue to target the federal government, and most significantly our service members and their families through increasingly sophisticated tactics," said Joel Wallenstrom, president and CEO of Wickr.

The need for strong encryption and end-to-end encrypted communications in the federal space is clear."

The board members are:

  • John Carlin, partner at Morrison Forrester
  • Sean Corbett, CEO and founder of IntSight Global
  • Steve Grobman, senior vice president and chief technology officer at McAfee
  • Joanne Isham, independent consultant and former deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, partner and chief marketing officer at Shield AI
  • Meagan Metzger, CEO at Dcode
  • Matt Olsen, chief trust and security officer at Uber
  • Vincent Stewart, chief innovation and business intelligence officer at Ankura
  • Jan Tighe, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and former deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare
  • Kiersten Todt, managing director of the Cyber Readiness Institute


Members are scheduled to hold their first meeting in December and will continue to meet with Wickr executives on a quarterly basis to discuss topics such as product development, strategy and communication.

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