Claroty, a leader in cyber-physical systems protection, has announced a significant addition to its advisory board: Chris Inglis, the former U.S. National Cyber Director. Inglis, whose career has straddled the military and civilian sectors, brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity and national defense, positioning him to significantly contribute to Claroty's mission of safeguarding critical global infrastructure.
Inglis' appointment comes at a crucial time when the importance of securing vital systems like oil pipelines, electrical grids, and hospitals is at an all-time high. His insights align with the increasing emphasis on cyber-physical technologies, as underscored by the White House Cyber Strategy and various sections of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Inglis has a distinguished background in cybersecurity, having served as the inaugural U.S. National Cyber Director at the White House from 2021 to 2023. His tenure at the National Security Agency as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, and his role as a Commissioner on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, further highlight his extensive experience. In addition, Inglis boasts a 30-year military career in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, retiring as a Brigadier General.
His current roles include serving as a Visiting Professor at U.S. military academies, a senior advisor to Hakluyt and Company, and a board member of Huntington Bancshares. His commitment to the field is also evident in his participation in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Advisory Council.
The appointment of Inglis is a strategic move for Claroty. His deep understanding of cybersecurity from a governmental standpoint is expected to be invaluable in driving the development of Claroty's security solutions and strengthening its partnerships in the public sector, particularly with the U.S. federal government.
Claroty's advisory board, chaired by U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers, comprises executives from various industries including transportation, biotechnology, and digital infrastructure. The addition of Inglis is seen as a major boost in fortifying the company's expertise and leadership in addressing emerging cyber threats to critical infrastructure worldwide.