Security Luminaries Join Black Kite’s Board of Advisors

Leader in Third-Party Cyber Risk Intelligence Welcomes Alpa Inamdar and JC Dodson as Strategic Advisors to Accelerate the Company’s Already Rapid Growth

BOSTON--()--Black Kite, the leader in third-party cyber risk intelligence, today announced Alpa Inamdar and JC Dodson have joined the company’s Advisory Board. Inamdar, a renowned strategic transformation leader, will bring her unique perspective on executing business strategies while Dodson, a pioneer in security risk management, will elevate the third-party risk conversation to C-suites and Boards for data-fueled decision making.

“At Black Kite, we have the boldest minds in the industry working together to provide next-level cyber risk intelligence that’s ahead of the competition,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Black Kite. “Our new Advisors bring diverse perspectives, relationships and ideas that will further fuel our market leadership. Alpa’s expertise in strategic transformation ensures our ability to meet market demand, while JC’s experience in security and technology development furthers our interest among leading executives and cements us as the ultimate standard for assessing cyber risk. With the guidance of these top practitioners, Black Kite is positioned to fully understand our customers’ evolving needs, innovate with the end user in mind, and ensure third-party risk is detected, controlled and even prevented by more organizations than ever.”

Inamdar joins Black Kite’s Advisory Board with more than 20 years’ experience in leading global financial, insurance and other large industry teams to develop new revenue streams amid transformations while ensuring governance, continuity and growth. Combined with her existing partnerships with C-suites, she brings valuable perspectives and connections to the Black Kite team.

“When it comes to third-party cyber risk intelligence, Black Kite is a true trailblazer that’s changing how security is discussed and managed,” said Inamdar. “Through its ability to quantify risk with The FAIR model and present a 360-degree view into an organization’s entire digital ecosystem, Black Kite stands apart from competitors and helps businesses in the industries I’ve worked in make better, smarter decisions. With Black Kite, cybersecurity is no longer just a buzzword – it’s a competitive advantage. I am thrilled to join the Advisory Board and help the team meet record demand in building safer, more resilient digital supply chains.”

Dodson brings 40 years of government and industry experience in advanced technology development and enterprise-wide security risk management to Black Kite’s Advisor Board. For two decades, he was an executive with BAE Systems focused on business development, strategy, program management and security – and most recently, spent ten years as their Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

“The ability to maintain an effective network operational assurance and surveillance program is essential to understanding vendor risk – but many businesses don’t know where to start with technology,” said Dodson. “Black Kite sets a new standard in leveraging tech to easily operationalize supply chain risk decisions. Its innovative capabilities provide unique, real-time insights into the network’s external attack surface risk and identify critical responses to mitigate those risks. I am proud to join the team as we work to bring this innovation to the many enterprises that need it for faster, smarter decision making.”

Inamdar and Dodson’s appointment is the second growth announcement in a series of new hires for Black Kite. The company’s rapid expansion is leading to more exciting additions which will be announced in the coming months.

Black Kite provides third-party risk intelligence from a technical, financial and compliance perspective to eliminate false positives and ensure a holistic approach to vendor risk management. In addition to the 2023 Third-Party Breach Report, part of an annual research report series, Black Kite offers in-depth industry analysis reports, ransomware research, and more.

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About Black Kite 
Black Kite is the only Cyber Security Ratings Service (SRS) to deliver the highest quality intelligence that helps leaders make better risk decisions for their organizations. Built from the hacker’s perspective, our standards-based third-party cyber risk monitoring platform is purpose-built to provide shareable and quantifiable analysis that prioritizes vendor risk, automates compliance framework mapping and transforms defensible risk decision-making.

With 500+ customers across the globe and counting, we’re committed to improving the health and safety of the entire planet’s cyber ecosystem with the industry’s most accurate and comprehensive cyber intelligence. Black Kite provides the only standards-based cyber risk assessments that fully analyze supply chain’s cybersecurity posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and compliance.


Lane Kearney
Corporate Ink for Black Kite


Lane Kearney
Corporate Ink for Black Kite