OpenSky Corporation announced today that Shumard & Associates LLC has partnered with the firm in the role of Strategic Security Advisors. Craig Shumard is Principal and based out of Chester Springs, PA.

Craig Shumard is a recognized thought leader and spokesman in the area of information protection. A keynote speaker at national conferences and events and featured in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek, Information Security Magazine and CSO Magazine, his work and contributions to the information security industry earned him the coveted 2010 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award presented by T.E.N. Craig has dedicated more than two decades to protecting private, sensitive and confidential information as Chief Information Security Officer of CIGNA Corporation from in May 1999 until his retirement in 2010.

“As the CISO for CIGNA, Craig was responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a corporate-wide information protection strategy, which addressed all matters related to safeguarding and protecting business and individual information for more than 65 million health plan, insurance and financial customers,” said Tom Hazen, OpenSky’s President. “As a result, Craig brings a unique perspective to the cybersecurity challenges faced by our customers, and in particular those in the Healthcare industry. We’re excited to welcome Craig and his associates to OpenSky and look forward to working together to help our customers address their most important issues, from strategy to execution.”

During his career, Craig was an early adopter of emerging ‘best of breed’ security technologies, many of which became featured products for leading security solution vendors. He has also worked with other ‘leading and emerging’ vendors in their early product releases, served on customer advisory boards for prominent security companies, and has been a member of the Research Board and the “Security for Business Innovation Council.” Craig currently serves on the Advisory Board of a number of innovative security software companies.

“We pleased to be working with OpenSky and helping their customers move beyond check-box compliance and become a defensible enterprise with advanced cyber defenses; a prerequisite for any digital-ready enterprise serious about keep their own and their customer’s information safe in our digital world.” added Shumard.

Under his leadership, CIGNA was ranked first in IT Security in the 2006 InformationWeek 500, and Craig was named one of security’s thought leaders being awarded 2006 “Security 7” by Information Security Magazine. Craig also earned the 2005 Information Security Executive® of the Year Tri-State Award and the 2010 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award.

About OpenSky

OpenSky Corporation is part of the TÜV Rheinland group. OpenSky provides information technology expertise to help corporations optimize IT platforms, protect information assets and accelerate the adoption of strategic technologies. It specializes in transformational IT infrastructure, security and compliance consulting. TÜV Rheinland is a $2B global leader in independent testing, inspection, certification, and cyber security consulting services. OpenSky’s key differentiators include vendor independence, deep industry and technology expertise, and a holistic approach to evolving IT infrastructure platforms.

For more information about OpenSky, please visit http://www.openskycorp.com

About Shumard & Associates

Established in 2011 and led by an information security thought leader, Craig Shumard, Shumard and Associates, LLC is a boutique strategic security consulting company specializing in helping decision makers develop strategies, evaluate, select, implement, improve and measure information security solutions. Shumard & Associates offers exceptional depth of knowledge, an objective approach to business challenges and innovative solutions to clients.


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