Corsha Adds Experienced CISO Marene Allison to Advisory Board

Cyber security firm expands their Advisory roster to accelerate the company’s leadership in securing machine-to-machine communication

WASHINGTON, DC – December 21, 2023 – Corsha Inc., a Washington D.C.-based cybersecurity firm pioneering Machine Identity and automated Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), proudly welcomes Marene Allison to its Advisory Board. Ms. Allison, a cybersecurity executive with over 30 years of experience, including a distinguished tenure as Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson, will leverage her expertise to guide Corsha's market expansion and product direction in 2023 and beyond.

Corsha's Advisory Board boasts executives from globally recognized cybersecurity leaders like Venafi, Gitlab, and Gigamon. Marene Allison's extensive corporate risk and security responsibilities, spanning roles at J&J, Medco Health Solutions, and Avaya communications, uniquely position her to contribute valuable insights to Corsha's strategic initiatives.

maurene allison-1As a retired Special Agent from the FBI and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Marene brings a wealth of experience and diverse perspectives. Her notable contributions include securing the World Cup Network in Korea and Japan in 2002 and serving on advisory committees appointed by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State. Additionally, she plays a pivotal role in various organizations, such as the Health ISAC Board of Directors and West Point Women, where she currently serves as President.

Anusha Iyer, CEO & Founder of Corsha, emphasizes the importance of deep security understanding to deliver cutting-edge solutions, “Corsha's unique position as the sole cybersecurity platform offering automated MFA for Machine-to-Machine connections and next generation Identity Provider for Machines is reinforced by the expertise of this incredible Advisory Board. We are so excited to have Marene join us and to be able to leverage her extensive background on the front lines of cyber throughout her career." 

Addressing the escalating risks associated with vulnerable APIs in today's digital landscape, Corsha underscores the critical need for securing machine-to-machine communication. With the average cost of a data breach in the US soaring to $9.4 million, Corsha's Advisory Board members, with their diverse insights, play a pivotal role in shaping the company's growth and strategic objectives to help organizations automate and scale securely. The collective expertise of this Advisory Board fortifies Corsha's commitment to enhancing application security across sectors, including national security, manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services.

About Corsha

Corsha is a D.C.-based cybersecurity startup that is developing a novel Identity Provider focused on machines and  securing machine-to-machine communication, whether that “machine” is a workload running in the cloud or a piece of industrial IoT equipment on a shop floor. Many companies today leverage static secrets such as keys, tokens, and certificates in order to secure communication between machines, but these secrets are getting leaked at an alarming rate and high-profile enterprises across the public and commercial sectors continue to suffer data breaches due to vulnerabilities surrounding these insecure non-person connections. Corsha has developed a Zero Trust security platform that sits at the intersection of machine identity, Zero Trust and API Identity.  They are focused on elevating machine identity, enforcing strong authentication and access for systems and services, and securing critical service-to-service traffic such as:

  • Hybrid OT to IT communication
  • Secure movement of data across networks
  • Automated software supply chains
  • Automated security operations centers (SOCs)
  • Cloud-native communication within/across Kubernetes clusters

Corsha’s patented technology builds dynamic identities for trusted machines and brings MFA to the world of APIs for greater security, visibility, and control of our application ecosystems. Corsha's Platform is fully automated, containerized, highly scalable, and cloud agnostic.