ThreatMetrix Appoints Phil Steffora Vice President of Global Networks and Chief Security Officer
Posted December 15, 2010
Executive Brings More Than 20 Years Experience in Building, Scaling and Maintaining High Availability Internet Infrastructures with High Volume Transactional Requirements
LOS ALTOS, CA. – December 16, 2010 – ThreatMetrix™, the fastest growing provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the appointment of Phil Steffora as vice president of global networks and chief security officer, reporting to Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix. Steffora has over 20 years of experience in all facets of production Internet operations and high availability computing environments.
“We feel fortunate to have a person of Phil’s stature and expertise in building, scaling and maintaining high availability Internet infrastructures with high volume transactional requirements,” said Taussig. “In this new role Phil will be managing our global network operations, all internal systems, as well as supervising ThreatMetrix’ compliance to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and other industry regulatory standards.”
Prior to joining ThreatMetrix Steffora was the CIO and vice president of technical operations at Collarity, a leader in integrated on-site behavioral segment targeting for web publishers. Previous to Collarity, he served as vice president of technical operations for Vendio Services, Inc., a multi-channel e-commerce company that provided a one-stop solution for small businesses that sold online across multiple channels. Vendio Services, Inc. was later acquired by Alibaba.com (HKSE: 1688.HK) (HK.1688), the world’s leading e-commerce company for small business. Additionally, Steffora has held executive roles as vice president of technical operations for Mailblocks, which was later sold to America Online; vice president of global datacenter operations for Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.; and senior director of technical operations for Alta Vista, Inc.
“I’m pleased to join ThreatMetrix during this exciting growth period,” said Steffora. “I look forward to maintaining a highly available, secure, and scalable ThreatMetrix Fraud Network for our customers worldwide.”
ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, is the market-leading cloud solution for authenticating digital personas and transactions on the Internet. Verifying more than 20 billion annual transactions supporting 30,000 websites and 4,000 customers globally through the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network®, ThreatMetrix secures businesses and end users against account takeover, payment fraud and fraudulent account registrations resulting from malware and data breaches. Key benefits include an improved customer experience, reduced friction, revenue gain and lower fraud and operational costs. The ThreatMetrix solution is deployed across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments and lending, media, government and insurance.
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