Edward Frye, Former Head of Security for Elementum SCM, Inc., Brings Industry-Leading Experience to Aryaka
San Mateo, CA. – June 17, 2019 – Aryaka®, the global leader in managed SD-WAN, today announced that Edward Frye has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Frye, who previously served as head of security at Elementum SCM, Inc., will assume company-wide leadership of Aryaka’s information security program as well as collaborate with the industry to share best practices on information security.
“Edward is a seasoned and trusted leader who possesses the talent and skillset needed to maintain our industry-leading security practices,” said Ashwath Nagaraj, Co-founder and CTO of Aryaka. “Edward’s experience and reputation as a hands-on security leader for a number of leading North American enterprises will allow us to build a best-in-class security strategy that reinforces Aryaka as the trusted leader in managed SD-WAN.”
Effective immediately, Edward will head the Security, Risk and Compliance teams and drive the global effort to ensure Aryaka is continually improving its security posture and maintaining and enhancing its compliance and industry certifications.
“Edward is also helping further secure Aryaka’s own IT infrastructure, information and intellectual property security and compliance. His insight and experience will play an important role in accelerating the company’s security initiative,” Nagaraj said.
“Aryaka’s security strategy is compelling, and I’m confident that we can turn the current program into one that’s recognized on a global scale,” said Frye, CISO of Aryaka. “Aryaka is enjoying increased adoption throughout the world, and I’m excited to be joining at such a critical moment in the company’s growth.”
Frye is an information security leader with over 20 years of experience establishing cross-functional, practical security approaches that fit company culture and business goals. Prior to joining Aryaka, Frye was head of security at Elementum SCM, Inc., where he was responsible for establishing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and obtaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for the organization. Prior to Elementum, Edward built several information security programs for many SaaS companies, including BlueJeans, Valley Oak Systems, Ellie Mae and PaymentOne. Edward is currently a board member and president of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University.
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