Virtru, an innovator in enterprise data protection and data privacy solutions, has added Dr. Andrea Little Limbago to its leadership team as chief social scientist. Limbago brings a combination of data privacy and security policy, user experience and cybersecurity expertise to the role. She will help steer Virtrus contributions to the growing national and international data privacy dialogue, while delivering cutting-edge and intuitive data protection technologies that empower enterprises.
Limbago has previously provided computational social science leadership in the Department of Defense (DOD), building technical teams that focus on building software at the intersection of human and computer interaction. For almost two decades, Limbago has researched and presented on the impact of the shifting data environments on democratic values, geopolitical shifts, and economic security. Her doctoral studies focused on the intersection of conflict, financial flows and domestic institutions, which quickly transitioned into related research at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC). While at JWAC, Limbago was the technical lead of a team of computational social scientists, and earned the commands top award for technical support across the DOD.
Most recently, Limbago was the chief social scientist at Endgame, a cybersecurity software company. While there, she spoke extensively across the information security community, academia, and government, introducing applied social science research and analyses to a range of technical trends and challenges. Limbago will expand this footprint in her new position at Virtru to focus even more explicitly on the intersection of data privacy, data protection and national security and geopolitics.
Were honored to welcome Dr. Limbago to our fast-growing team, where she will help us continue to address data privacy as a fundamental right, said Virtru Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer John Ackerly. By building software solutions that return and retain ownership of data to enterprises, we empower organizations to build an enterprise-wide culture of data privacy. Based on her previous work and experience, Andrea will make an immediate impact.
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Virtru enables a culture of data privacy within enterprises by protecting data wherever it goes, on any platform and across any channel. Using Virtrus scalable, Open Source Software (OSS) approach, companies can quickly and easily establish trust, innovate and collaborate without fear, and ensure data privacy throughout digital transformation initiatives. Virtru protects the data of Fortune 500 companies, numerous state governments, and leading healthcare, manufacturing and financial institutions.