June 3, 2015

Michael Weisberg Joins Garnet River LLC

Enterprise IT security architect and security policy expert Michael Weisberg joins the Garnet River team to lead their growing Security Practice Group

Saratoga Springs, New York, June 1, 2015– Garnet River LLC, a technology-driven professional services and software development firm based in Saratoga Springs, New York, today announced the hiring of Michael Weisberg, CISSP, CSM, as Vice President of Information Security and Assurance Services.

Mr. Weisberg brings a diverse background in information security management, operational risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, security assessments, and security policy development.

“Michael comes to us with over 30 years of information security experience,” says Garnet River’s Chief Financial Officer and Board member, Carla Keech-Richards. “He has provided technical expertise and hands-on implementation assistance to both federal and state governments and private businesses in identity management, perimeter security, and patch management, as well as general security policy. Michael is a nationally-known leader in his field and we look forward to introducing him to our clients.”

Mr. Weisberg most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the New York State Office of Information Technology Services. Previously Michael was CIO & Managing Director of Information Technology for Global Technology Solutions LLC. He has also served as Senior Information Security Architect for Federal Reserve Information Technology (FRIT) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he authored identity and access management architectures for the Federal Reserve System, and as Vice President of Information Security for Bank of America, where he designed and coordinated deployment of the bank’s first intrusion detection system.

While working with Garnet River, Michael will continue to serve as the Director of the Cyber Security Program at The Sage Colleges in Albany, New York, a program that he developed in 2014.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

About Garnet River LLC

Founded in 2000, Garnet River is a professional services firm that specializes in enterprise systems architecture and integration, including security, custom application development, and technical project management. They have also created and brought to market several software products—notably OwlSecure™, a network security monitoring appliance and subscription service.

Garnet River’s Security Practice Group works with customers in all facets of IT security, including security and risk assessments, policy development, gap analysis, and continuous compliance monitoring.

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