Hyland appoints Dan Dennis as senior vice-president and CISO

Content services provider Hyland has announced the appointment of Dan Dennis as its new senior vice-president and chief information security officer

In his role, Dennis will be responsible for leading Hyland’s security vision, evolving the information security programmes and practices at the organisation as well as protecting all customer, partner and employee assets and data.

The new executive appointment will help ensure the content services provider’s security strategy and teams are aligned and equipped to handle and respond to the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.

Dennis brings almost 25 years’ security leadership experience to Hyland, joining from cloud-based benefit management company Benefitfocus, where he served as vice-president and CISO.

Prior to this, he spent 11 years at IBM, holding the positions of vice-president for information security and CISO — talent management solutions.

At IBM, Dennis managed successful large-scale technical projects within high-growth and rapidly changing environments.

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“I’ve been fortunate in my career to lead the strategic development and adoption of security programs for start-ups to large global enterprises,” said new Hyland senior vice-president and CISO, Dennis.

“I’ve gained deep experience in defining the right strategies to protect information, mitigate risk and ensure compliance, while managing costs and maintaining highly engaged teams.

“I’m excited for the new unique challenge at Hyland, to evolve a successful, established security program that sets the foundation to best support Hyland’s next-generation, cloud-native offerings.”

John Phelan, executive vice-president and chief product officer at Hyland, commented: “Security is a critical component of every organisation’s strategy, especially in the evolving world we live in where digital-first interactions are preferred.

“Dan’s history, expertise and leadership within the security space will greatly benefit Hyland across the breadth of the company.

“Dan’s expertise spans corporate, product, cloud security and most importantly, how to deploy them in usable ways. He’s a great asset to our team, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with him to support our customers and partners.”

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Aaron Hurst

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