The appointment comes at a time when Quick Heal is accelerating its research and development efforts aimed at foraying into next-generation solutions like Zero Trust, Data Privacy and Endpoint Detection and Response.
With over 25 years of rich experience, Richard is one of the most renowned analysts and thought leadersin the global cybersecurity industry. During his career, he had advised the executive teams and boards at some of the biggest cybersecurity companies, including Symantec, McAfee, Cisco, Microsoft and Trend Micro.
In his previous stints, he has held senior leadership positions at Gartner, PwC, Webroot Software, Fortinet, and Blancco Technology Group. He was an advisor on the Extreme Cyber Advisory Panel for Commonwealth Bank in Australia. Additionally, he had provided due diligence for several M&A deals including the acquisition of Trustwave by Singtel.
Currently, Richard is Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, the firm that he founded in 2005 and sits on the advisory board of several startups. He is the author of Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry and Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’sJourney.
He also wrote Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and earned his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.
Dr. Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited, said, “We are delighted to have Richard Stiennon join our board. His expertise and extensive experience in cybersecurity will help Quick Heal to continue to grow and bring out innovative products in the enterprise security space. His guidance will also be helpful in Quick Heal’s journey in global markets. This is an exciting time for us as we expand our footprint in the enterprise segment with brand ‘Seqrite’®. We look forward to Richard’s contribution to the board and the continuing success of Quick Heal.”
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Stiennon said “I am excited to be joining the Quick Heal Technologies Board. Quick Heal is well positioned to grow into the enterprise space and offer innovative solutions that can quickly and easily help organizations protect against the ever rising tide of cyber-attacks. I have advised executive teams on their cybersecurity strategy for 25 years. I look forward to working with the Board on guiding Quick Heal on its next stage.’’
At around 11:17 AM, Quick Heal Technologies was trading at Rs230.25 apiece down by Rs0.8 or 0.35% on Sensex.