Nisos Appoints Wickr Co-founder Jennifer DeTrani to EVP & General Counsel
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nisos, a technology enabled cyber security and investigations firm, has brought on Jennifer DeTrani as EVP and General Counsel to lead its legal department as part of its executive team. DeTrani will continue to work with secure messaging app, Wickr, in a limited role as Special Advisor and Co-Founder.
At Nisos, DeTrani will continue to focus on cybersecurity as part of a team of former U.S. government intelligence operators who employ “active defense” methodologies to defend the private sector from loss of intellectual property and reputational value from malicious actors and insider threats. Nisos recently raised over $6 million in its series A funding, led by Columbia Capital. It’s a homecoming of sorts for DeTrani, who grew up in Northern Virginia and spent time in the government as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
“I’m deeply appreciative of my time at Wickr – stepping into the GC and Chief Privacy Officer roles there was the best on-the-ground education for how to deal with cutting-edge legal issues that have affected technology companies,” says DeTrani. “I am equally excited about this new chapter and about helping companies understand how to approach cybersecurity from a law-based perspective. It’s no longer sufficient to rely on IT departments to defend the organization from sophisticated threats. Nisos leads the market in redefining organizational capabilities to meet the challenges provided by an ever-evolving threat landscape.”
DeTrani began her legal career at Cooley LLP. Prior to her time at Wickr, she worked with start-up companies in her private practice in San Diego. She holds a J.D. from University of Michigan and received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
“We are excited to welcome Jen to the team,” says Nisos Executive Director, Landon Winkelvoss. “Jen comes to Nisos with the perfect background to navigate the increasingly sophisticated legal and regulatory environment in which modern business risks propagate.”
Nisos is a mission-driven organization of elite network operators and analysts who share a common purpose of protecting organizations from the sophisticated threats they face. For the past 3 years, Nisos has gathered and created elite capabilities to support this mission and protect their clients’ business, brand, and reputational value. Nisos partners with leaders and teams across an organization, including information security, intelligence, asset protection, physical security, mergers and acquisitions, insider threat, and general counsel. More information can be found at www.nisos.com.
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