Neustar Inc : Neustar Names Jonathan Coombes as Chief Information Security Officer
04/12/2012| 08:05am US/Eastern
Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information
and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, and
marketing industries, announced today that Jonathan Coombes has joined
the company as Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Coombes'
responsibilities include cyber and data security, risk management and
business continuity. He will be based out of Neustar's Sterling, VA
office and will report to Alex Tulchinsky, senior vice president,
Infrastructure and Operations.
"Jonathan's proven track record of building teams and his strong
decision-making skills make him the right leader for our information
security strategy," said Mr. Tulchinsky. "With Jonathan's guidance, we
will continue to look for opportunities to strengthen our processes and
standards designed to protect the confidential data of our customers and
Mr. Coombes has more than 25 years of experience in information
technology and security. He has extensive experience in building and
leading information security and risk management teams, in support of
maturing the overall security posture of an organization.
Mr. Coombes comes to Neustar from Rackspace Hosting, where he served as
their Chief Security Officer. In that role, he was responsible for
Rackspace's global cybersecurity and risk management, physical security,
and compliance strategies. Mr. Coombes led the company in the process of
achieving ISO27001 certification and established a formal Customer
Security Advocacy team, responsible for identifying and delivering
customer-facing information security products and services.
"I'm thrilled to be part of Neustar and I look forward to building on
the success its security and data services teams have already achieved.
Neustar's leading-edge DDoS protection and security threat modeling
services set it apart from other business analytics and information
service providers, and I'm focused on expanding these capabilities,"
said Mr. Coombes.
Prior to Rackspace, Mr. Coombes held security leadership positions with
USAA and IBM. He has worked in a variety of industries, including
government, financial, high tech, and healthcare. Mr. Coombes served on
the Board of Directors for the San Antonio chapter of InfraGard and
stays active in several information security professional organizations.
He has served in the military for over 30 years on both active and
reserve duty and continues to serve in a reserve capacity as a
Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Coombes received a masters degree in Information Systems from Boston
University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of
Management, Northwestern University. Additionally, he has earned several
professional certifications including: Certified Information Systems
Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information
Security Manager (CISM) and Information Systems Security Management
About Neustar, Inc.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time
information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications,
entertainment, advertising and marketing industries throughout the
world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing,
addressing and authentication to its customers' data to help them
identify new revenue opportunities and network efficiencies, and
institute cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. More information
is available at www.neustar.biz.
Susan Wade, 571-434-5307
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