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Mimecast appoints two executives to boost cyber resilience

Janet Levesque and Marc French join Mimecast

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Email and data security company, Mimecast, has announced two appointments of its newly developed leadership roles.

Mimecast appointed Janet Levesque as senior vice president of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French as chief trust officer.  

Levesque will be responsible for the global oversight of the internal technology application, security, infrastructure and risk teams, ensuring security and technology are top priorities for Mimecast.  Most recently, Levesque served as the chief information security officer at RSA, the Security Division of Dell/EMC, where she led the enterprise information security, governance, risk and compliance programs. Prior to RSA, she established the information security and compliance program at Aspect Software as CIO.

In his new role, French will drive a global strategy to help ensure customer confidence in Mimecast products and services. He is tasked with elevating the three pillars of trust: security, privacy, and transparency. He has been appointed Mimecast's Data Protection Officer (DPO) and he will lead the company's efforts to support the General Data Protection Regulation.

French joins Mimecast from Constant Contact, serving as chief security officer, tackling all aspects of security, compliance and privacy.

Peter Bauer, chief executive officer at Mimecast, said: "Mimecast is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of its services to align with new privacy policies and cyber resilience requirements that are challenging organisations today, like GDPR, Australia's Notifiable Data Breach regime, and POPI requirements in South Africa. We are doing this by ensuring we have the strongest team of leaders to help drive the company vision.

"Late last year, we welcomed Stephen Ward, TIAA's Chief Information Security Officer, to our board of directions, and today we're excited to welcome Janet and Marc as they bring deep experience in cybersecurity and IT business risk to Mimecast's executive team."