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Keyfactor Names Chris Hickman to Newly Created Chief Security Officer Role

Position Reflects Keyfactor’s Leading Market Position in Secure Digital Identity Management

CLEVELAND, Ohio – November 15, 2018 – Keyfactor, formerly Certified Security Solutions (CSS), and a leading provider of secure digital identity management solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Hickman to the newly created position of Chief Security Officer (CSO). Chris will be responsible for capturing the voice of Keyfactor customers and evangelizing the importance of securing every digital identity to improve cyber defense and operational efficiency.

Chris is a recognized expert in digital identity security, with more than 20 years in the industry, including Alacris and Critical Path. He was most recently Vice President of Platform Enablement at Keyfactor, responsible for the on-boarding of customers, systems integration, support, and operations.

“More and more we’re hearing about the innovative ways our customers leverage the Keyfactor platform,” said Kevin von Keyserling, CEO & Co-Founder of Keyfactor. “We created this role to ensure our customers continue to drive our future innovation. At the same time, we needed a leader who can deliver thought leadership to the market and encourage enterprises to invest in solutions to secure every digital identity. And there’s no one more qualified for that role than Chris. He knows each Keyfactor customer’s solution intimately and is well respected by his industry peers.”

“Our customers are visionary leaders that enable their companies to conduct business on a global scale without security becoming a barrier to success,” said Chris Hickman. “They continue to push the boundaries of conventional IT and are looking to Keyfactor to provide solutions to address the security implications of those new initiatives. As CSO I will bring these challenges to the talented Keyfactor team and ensure we continue to provide the innovative solutions our customers need.”

About Keyfactor

Keyfactor, formerly Certified Security Solutions (CSS), is a leading provider of secure digital identity management solutions that enables organizations to confirm authenticity, and ensure the right things are interacting in the right ways in our connected world.

From an enterprise managing millions of devices and applications that affect people’s lives every day, to a manufacturer aiming to ensure its product will function safely throughout its life cycle, Keyfactor empowers global enterprises with the freedom to master every digital identity. Its clients are the most innovative brands in the industries where trust and reliability matter most.

Learn more at www.keyfactor.com and @keyfactor.

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