Phosphorus Cybersecurity Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Strategic Advisor

May 01, 2019

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CARLSBAD, Calif.-- Phosphorus Cybersecurity Inc., the first and only cybersecurity company to provide discovery, agent-less patching and credential management for the IoT, today announced the company has appointed cybersecurity veteran Richard Stiennon to the company’s Board of Advisors. In his role as Strategic Advisor, Mr. Stiennon will take part in implementing strategic decisions, key planning and business development to help guide the company’s business success.

“Phosphorus has set an ambitious course to secure the billions of vulnerable IoT devices that put enterprises at risk,” said Richard Stiennon, strategic advisor, Phosphorus. “Phosphorus’ one button IoT device synchronization is industry-changing and I look forward to working with the company to help them achieve new levels of success.”

Richard Stiennon is chief research analyst at IT-Harvest, a firm he founded in 2005 to cover the booming IT security industry. In a cybersecurity career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Stiennon has served in executive roles with companies including Fortinet and Webroot Software. Mr. Stiennon also serves as an advisor to numerous startups and large enterprises and is regularly featured as a cybersecurity expert in mainstream news and media outlets. He has spoken on cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents and has authored several books including “Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO's Journey.”

“Richard Stiennon is a globally recognized cybersecurity visionary with an extensive track record of constructive engagement, accelerating growth and establishing value for businesses,” said Chris Rouland, co-founder and CEO at Phosphorus. “We’re excited to have Richard on board to evaluate the company’s many operational and strategic opportunities in cybersecurity and other key market segments.”

By 2020, some 20 billion IoT devices are expected to be in use worldwide. To stay secure, devices must have up-to-date software, without which they may contain unpatched security vulnerabilities that may allow exploitation of the device and its data by attackers. Phosphorus provides secure software updates and alerts for all the devices in a home or office. With Phosphorus, users can reliably patch & update in a timely fashion and receive alerts for an insecure configuration.

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About Phosphorus Cybersecurity Inc.
Phosphorous is the first and only cybersecurity company to provide agent-less patching and configuration management for the IoT. It delivers secure software updates & alerts for all the IoT devices in a home or office, identifying vulnerabilities in a device’s software and patching the software & device to secure it from malicious attacks. Phosphorus also solves the huge problem of default credentials in IoT devices in both the enterprise and consumer space. For more information, visit

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