Samsara appoints Dave Bossio as CISO

IoT insights provider Samsara has announced the appointment of former Salesforce and Microsoft executive Dave Bossio as its new chief information security officer

Bossio brings over two decades’ experience in information security and operating mission-critical services to Samsara, and will look to bolster threat intelligence, vulnerability management, security engineering and operations, and incident management, among other focus areas.

New Samsara CISO, Dave Bossio

The new executive appointment joins following a three-year tenure at Salesforce, where he served as senior vice-president, security integration, driving information security strategy across all business units and new acquisitions.

Prior to this, Bossio spent 17 years at Microsoft, where he held the role of head of Windows security and platform integrity, leading a program management team in areas including cryptography, data protection and public key infrastructure (PKI).

In addition, Bossio served as a Navy submarine officer earlier in his career, holding responsibility for directing ship and nuclear power plant operations, including personnel development, equipment installation, maintenance, and training.

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“Samsara is digitally transforming the world of physical operations, and in the process elevating the safeguarding of customer data to a new level,” said new Samsara CISO, Bossio.

“Their security-centric philosophy drew me to the company. I look forward to furthering the work already underway and growing this world-class security team.”

Sanjit Biswas, CEO of Samsara, commented: “At Samsara, information security is at the core of everything we do. We have approximately 14,500 core customers globally that rely on our critical infrastructure, and it’s paramount that we have the right leaders in place as we scale our team during this period of rapid expansion.

“Dave’s extensive background and leadership experience will further fortify Samsara’s holistic approach to information security, and I’m thrilled to welcome Dave to the Samsara team.”

Samsara is the provider of its Connected Operations Cloud solution, which allows organisations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data, to develop actionable business insights and improve efficiency.

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Aaron Hurst

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