Our journey only begun this year as we developed an Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution and service for customer organizations of all sizes. As we focus on building traction with customers and select partners, we’re creating a Board of Advisors to help us achieve our next milestones.
Today we’re happy to announce that Tracey Pretorius, “partner driven; customer-obsessed; cybersecurity aficionado,” has joined ContraForce’s advisory board.
Her background is impressive. After graduating from the University of South Africa, known colloquially as UNISA, the largest university system in South Africa, she found her way to the Pacific Northwest. As a cybersecurity and cloud leader, InfoSec community friend, and speaker on various cybersecurity concerns, Tracey has been with Microsoft for over 16 years. In her current role as Senior Director of Global Partner Business Strategy, she leads Microsoft’s worldwide efforts to ensure customers benefit from an unrivaled partner network that provides top notch security and AI solutions.
Tracey is also a member of the Executive Women’s Forum for security, privacy and risk management professionals, a company exec sponsor at KPMG’s I-4 Forum for Information Security & Risk professionals – where she regularly speaks on industry hot topics. She’s also a co-founder and Chairperson of the Microsoft Women in Security (MWiS). Tracey’s particular area of interest and focus is on data breach concerns and smart incident response.
“The global cybersecurity skills shortage is a real challenge. It’s not sufficient to only think about how to tackle the problem with just technology alone. We need people too. One reason I found ContraForce interesting was that it emphasizes the important role of people as part of the overall cloud security solution. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team to help guide them on their path to success,” says Tracey Pretorius.
We’re excited and honored to welcome Tracey as we work towards garnering customers, establishing ourselves in the expansive cybersecurity market, expanding our advisory board, and beginning our fundraising journey in Q1’2021. We look forward to her leadership, expertise and mentorship as we mature our solution.