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NSA, DOD Vet Marianne Bailey Named Cohesity Adviser; Steve Grewal Quoted

Marianne Bailey, former executive at the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense, has joined Cohesity as an adviser to help the San Jose, California-based company’s federal clients manage and secure their data.

“Marianne’s vast experience in the intelligence and defense communities make her a perfect fit for Cohesity as we further establish ourselves as the go-to data management platform for government agencies,” Steve Grewal, federal chief technology officer at Cohesity, said in a statement published Thursday. 

“We look forward to leveraging her deep knowledge to help our customers dramatically simplify managing their data to decrease costs, increase productivity, limit the potential impact of cyber-attacks, and help them get more value from their data,” Grewal added.

Bailey said modern data management tools play a key role in cybersecurity and Cohesity’s data management platforms could help agencies improve their security postures and overall risk management.

Bailey held several leadership roles during her more than 30-year career at the NSA, including deputy director of cybersecurity engineering, head of information assurance engineering and deputy national manager for U.S. national security systems.

She served as principal deputy for cybersecurity and deputy chief information security officer at the office of the secretary of defense for two years.

Bailey is also the cybersecurity practice leader at Guidehouse, G2CI executive adviser at Forcepoint and a member of Intel’s (Nasdaq: INTC) federal advisory board.

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