CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resilient Systems, the leading Incident Response Platform (IRP) provider for security and privacy teams, today announced that Karen Higgins and Maria Battaglia have joined as CFO and VP of Marketing, respectively. Resilient is experiencing rapid growth as organizations increasingly turn to the company to help them manage and respond to security incidents faster, more effectively, and more efficiently. With the additions of Higgins and Battaglia to the executive team, Resilient is strengthening its financial and marketing bench to match the company’s rapid growth.
Higgins and Battaglia join Resilient’s team of highly experienced security executives who are delivering the leading incident response platform and services to customers globally – including some of the world’s most trusted organizations.
As CFO, Higgins will help the company scale and strengthen financial processes and reporting. She joins Resilient with twenty years of experience in corporate finance, spent mostly working with companies delivering IT security products and services. Most recently, Karen spent nearly six years at Veracode, a leading application security company where she served as VP of Finance. Prior to that, she held similar roles at the healthcare security company, SupplyScape, and email security company, Zix Corporation. Earlier in her career, she spent four years as a senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she earned her CPA license.
“The writing on the wall is clear – ensuring an effective response is the direction all organizations need to move towards,” said Higgins. “Resilient Systems has proven that it has the team and technology to help its clients thrive in the face of cyberattacks. It’s exciting to join such an amazing organization and have a part in shaping the future of cybersecurity.”
Maria Battaglia joins Resilient Systems with more than two decades of experience leading corporate marketing and communications teams across technology and media companies. Her strategic and operational experience in a number of industries enable her to drive marketing and communications programs that speak to Resilient’s vast global opportunity across markets and geographies.
“Cyber criminals don’t discriminate – and every organization needs to be prepared for the inevitable, that they will fall victim,” said Battaglia. “Cyberattacks can quickly become corporate crises that negatively impact the brand and involve the entire management team. Our Incident Response Platform allows organizations to prepare for these events and to collaborate across the organization in an orchestrated way so that teams can respond more effectively and efficiently in the face of any business crisis.”
Prior to joining Resilient Systems, Battaglia was co-founder of ThriveHive and held executive marketing leadership positions at Monster.com, Polaris Venture Partners, IBM, Cambridge Technology Partners, and (GE) NBC Universal. In addition to holding marketing management positions at IBM, Battaglia also ran communications for IBM's Atlanta Olympics Global Sponsorship.
“Karen and Maria embody some of the best attributes of Resilient Systems. We’re fortunate to have a passionate, talented and driven team that is rising to meet the new reality in cybersecurity,” said John Bruce, CEO & co-founder at Resilient Systems. “Bringing exceptional people to the company on all levels is driving our expansion. We stand ready to help organizations around the world take on the challenge of becoming cyber-resilient. With Karen and Maria here, we are raising our financial and marketing organizations to the next level. ”
About Resilient Systems
Resilient Systems pioneered the Incident Response Software market five years ago with our award- winning Incident Response Platform and associated modules empowering organizations to thrive in the face of cyberattacks and business crises. Our collaborative platform arms Incident Response teams with workflows, intelligence, and deep-data analytics to react faster, coordinate better, and respond smarter. Headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, and Reading UK, Resilient Systems’ customers are some of the world’s most trusted organizations. Visit us at resilientsystems.com.