Aber brings nearly 20 years of experience developing and managing security, risk management, and privacy programs to ID.me. In his new position, Aber will provide leadership for every aspect of ID.me’s security initiative including overseeing compliance, security, risk and vulnerability management, and incident response capability.
“ID.me’s rapid growth has made the expansion of our elite security team a high priority,” said Matthew Thompson, Co-founder and COO of ID.me. “Lee’s deep knowledge of the security industry and extensive experience in risk management and privacy programs will be a great asset to our team.”
“I’m excited to be joining ID.me at such an important time in the company’s history,” said Lee Aber. “My past experience in high growth environments in tandem with the confidence I have in ID.me’s goals to protect consumer data and privacy will result in a positive impact on the company and a higher bar for the identity management industry.”
Before joining ID.me, Aber previously served as Director of Information Security at Opower, a leader in customer engagement and energy management software, helping Utilities reduce energy consumption by changing consumer behavior. At Opower he oversaw and managed security and data privacy and was responsible for ensuring the protection of customer data and intellectual property in the highly regulated global Utility market. Aber was instrumental in establishing and delivering on the company’s smart grid data security capabilities as a key market differentiator.
Prior to Opower, Aber was a Technical Director at ICF International where he managed information assurance initiatives for federal agencies such as the Department of State, Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission. Aber has also worked at FishNet Security, Department of Defense, Interliant, Motorola and Winternals Software. Aber serves on the National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Aber is active in the global information privacy community and has recently joined the Education Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
ID.me is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. ID.me does not sell, rent, or loan member information to a third party for any reason. ID.me members retain complete control over how, or if, their information is shared on a case-by-case basis. This allows brands to ensure a consistent customer experience across offline and online channels while reducing costs associated with manual verification. ID.me was a finalist for WSJ Startup of the Year, named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Companies," and selected as one of five companies to participate in the President's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Learn more: www.ID.me Twitter: @IDme Facebook: www.facebook.com/IDmeinc