Cyber Guru Appoints Dave Kellogg to its Board of Directors

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Rome, Italy – November 8, 2022 – Cyber Guru, the most effective cybersecurity awareness training platform which enables organisations to increase their resistance to cyber threats by changing employee behaviour, today announced the appointment of Dave Kellogg to the Company´s Board of Directors.

“Public and private sector organisations of all sizes are challenged by an ever-increasing number of cyber-attacks targeting employees through social engineering techniques. However, these problems cannot be solved by simply applying additional firewall, antivirus, and other security technologies,” says Gianni Baroni, CEO and co-founder of Cyber Guru. “Faced with this increase in attack vectors and complexity, organisations need to train employees to become the first line of defence against cyber threats, while minimising the impact on organisational productivity. The appointment of Dave to our board brings significant additional international enterprise software experience to Cyber Guru. This in turn will enable the organisation to capitalise even more quickly on this fast-growing market opportunity and scale our international expansion.”

Dave Kellogg is an enterprise software thought leader, executive, strategist, and marketer. He is currently principal of his own consulting business, an Executive in Residence at Balderton Capital, and author of the widely respected enterprise software blog, Kellblog.

Dave has served on the board of several SaaS start-ups and scale-ups, including Alation, Granular, Nuxeo, Profisee, Scoro, and SMA Technologies. As an operating executive, Kellogg served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Cloud business unit of Salesforce.com, CEO of Host Analytics and MarkLogic, and CMO of Business Objects. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Geophysics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Speaking about his appointment, Dave Kellogg comments, “To effectively improve their security posture, CISOs must balance their investments between hardware/software and end-user training. While technology can go a long way in protecting the organisation from technical threats, humans remain the weakest link in any organisation and a favourite target for cybercriminals. To improve employee awareness of, and resilience to, these sophisticated attacks, security officers need to invest in cyber security awareness training that is engaging, effective, and which demonstrates a real improvement in the organisation’s security posture. Cyber Guru’s training platform is proven to solve these challenges and I look forward to working with this talented and passionate team to help them accelerate their market expansion.”

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