Allgress wants to make risk management easier and more efficient

Ex-eBay CISO Dave Cullinane explains why he thinks Allgress is a winner

Allgress, a company making it easier and more efficient to manage risk and provide insight in governance, risk and compliance, launched today. I had a chance to sit down and speak with Jeff Bennet, president and COO of Allgress, along with Dave Cullinane, former CISO of eBay. Dave is pretty close to security royalty and is widely respected in the industry. So, when he helps advise a company to design a GRC solution, I pay attention and so should you.

Allgress has been around a while, but is just coming out of stealth mode. They are meant to either supplement your existing GRC solution or to be a standalone GRC. Dave said for him at eBay it was the only tool that really showed him what he needed to get done.  

Our convesation is just about 23 minutes long, so have a listen! Jeff's and Dave's bios are below:


Dave Cullinane

Dave Cullinane is a globally recognized leader and visionary in the IT security industry. He served for five years as a vice president and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for eBay, where he was responsible for global fraud, risk and security strategy and programs that provided security for eBay and its many global businesses, including StubHub,, and GSI Commerce. Prior to joining eBay, Dave was the CISO for one of the largest banks in the United States. He has more than 30 years of IT security experience and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a former Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).

Dave is a founding member and chairman of the board of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He is the past president and chairman of the IT-ISAC, an organization dedicated to sharing security related information across companies in the IT industry. He served as a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and the National Council of ISACs. He is an ISSA Fellow, and was recently elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He serves on ASIS International's CSO Roundtable Committee and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of CSO Magazine and SC Magazine. He was awarded SC Magazine’s Global Award as Chief Security Officer of the Year for 2005 and CSO Magazine’s 2006 Compass Award as a “Visionary Leader of the Security Profession.” In 2012 he was awarded SecureWorld’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the information security community.

Jeff Bennett, Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Bennett brings almost two decades of business leadership, product development, and IT security and compliance industry experience to the company. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and led several companies, including digital defense services firms SiegeWorks and SiegeWorks International. In 2006, FishNet Security, the nation's leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training, acquired SiegeWorks. Following the acquisition, Bennett served as executive vice president of services at FishNet. He has served on the advisory boards of other leading security providers. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Hayward.

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