Tuesday, March 19, 2019

London, UK and Fremont, USA – Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain, today announced Dr. Nicko van Someren has joined the Device Authority board as a Board Member. The appointment follows a successful week at RSA conference where the Device Authority executive team and chairman met with Nicko to finalise him joining the board.

Nicko is a technologist and entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. He has more than two decades of experience leading, developing and bringing to market disruptive security technologies. He co-founded two successful start-up technology companies with IPO exits, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.

“Device Authority is a prominent vendor in IoT security with a strong technology foundation. I am excited to work with the team and advise on their product and technology strategy to help them deliver success in their customer and partner opportunities,” said Dr. Nicko van Someren.

Today, Nicko serves as Absolute Software’s Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees the direction and strategic vision of Absolute’s product security architecture and roadmap. Prior to his role at Absolute, Nicko has served as the Chief Technology Officer of several innovating organisations including nCipher Plc. (now a part of Thales), Good Technologies (now a part of BlackBerry) and the Linux Foundation, as well as serving as the Chief Security Architect at Juniper Networks, Inc.

“We are delighted to have Nicko join the Device Authority board. He has exceptionally valuable insights into security technologies, having designed and created a variety of successful products used by organisations worldwide. His experience, network and influence will help Device Authority succeed further in the Enterprise space and beyond,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.

“Nicko’s track record is well known in the security industry, and we are very excited to welcome him to the Board of Directors,” said Al Sisto, Chairman of Device Authority. “Nicko brings over two decades of experience in building innovative and critical security platforms for market-leading companies. It is great to have an industry icon like Nicko join our board.”

Nicko also serves as a board member and advisor for numerous startups and is a mentor for the Techstars accelerator program in Boulder, CO.  He has a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and is a fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and British Computer Society.



About Device Authority

Device Authority is a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. Our KeyScaler™ platform provides trust for IoT devices and the IoT ecosystem, to address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things. KeyScaler uses breakthrough technology including Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) and PKI Signature+ that delivers unrivalled simplicity and trust to IoT devices. This solution delivers automated device provisioning, authentication, credential management and policy based end-to-end data security/encryption.

With offices in Fremont, California and Reading, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including AWS, Dell, DigiCert, Gemalto, HID Global, Intel, Microsoft, nCipher Security, PTC, Sectigo and Thales. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com, following @DeviceAuthority and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.