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Timothy J. Held joins the advisory board of Confidencial Inc.

Confidencial Newsroom

Feb 16, 2023

Confidencial Announces the Appointment of Tim Held to its Board of Advisors.

Held joins the Confidencial team in helping shape the future of the product to ensure the protection of sensitive information across distributed enterprises.

Menlo Park, CA -February 16, 2023.  Confidencial announced today the appointment of Timothy J. Held to its Advisory Board.

Timothy J. Held is the Chief Information Security Officer and an Executive Vice President at U.S. Bank, where he leads a multidisciplinary information security team that operates 24/7 across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He’s served the company for more than 17 years, holding numerous leadership positions in information security, cyber defense, threat intelligence, incident response, fraud, and security infrastructure. 

“I’m honored to join Confidencial’s Board of Advisors, which is focused on bringing solutions to today’s toughest challenges around data security. As technology evolves, so too should the tools and guidance we rely on in the financial services industry to protect our most sensitive assets and information,” Held said.

Held joins Confidencial as an advisor, bringing in more than 25 years of information technology experience, 23 of which focused on information security and risk management. He sits on six external committees related to the industry, including the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Kohl’s Security Advisory Board, CyberOhio Security Advisory Board, National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), Evanta and the American Transaction Processors Coalition (APTC) Cyber Council. Held earned a Master of Science in Information Security Management from Colorado Technical University, an NSA School of Excellence, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. He attended Stanford University’s Advanced Computer Security Program, Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and Wharton’s School of Business Leadership and Management Program. His diverse background blends rich leadership experience with deep business and technical acumen.

Tim’s world-class expertise and intimate knowledge of security of the financial sector is instrumental to expanding our platform to address more of the sector’s challenges. We are thrilled to have him on board and excited to be working with him.

Karim Eldefrawy, CTO and Co-founder of Confidencial

Financial service sector faces big challenges in data security. We are extremely fortunate to welcome Tim Held to the Confidencial Advisory Board to make sure that Confidencial can focus on solving critical issues for this industry in securing sensitive information.

Razmik Abnous, CEO and Co-founder of Confidencial

About Confidencial Inc

Confidencial is a Menlo Park, California-based provider of privacy enhancing technologies for securing sensitive information and collaboration for modern distributed enterprises. Its core technology integrates with existing business applications and enables zero-trust sharing of unstructured documents on a need-to-know basis inside and outside the enterprise. Confidencial, was originally developed under Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs and its founding team is composed of leading business software executives and cybersecurity and cryptography experts.

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