Global analytics software company, FICO, has announced the appointment of Ben Nelson as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Nelson is an accomplished technology executive with more than 20 years of information security and cloud platform experience.
Prior to joining FICO, Nelson was Chief Information Security Officer at Tableau, a Salesforce company, as well as Vice President of Cloud Security, at Oracle.
"We're excited for Ben to join our strategic team, as he brings with him a wealth of expertise in the platform security space," says Claus Moldt, Chief Technology Officer at FICO. "He's spent more than two decades focused on building and leading enterprise-class cloud security and security engineering teams inside global organisations; as well as developing large regulatory compliance portfolios."
Nelson will lead FICO's corporate-wide information security management programme and team to maintain a world-class, enterprise level protection of information assets. He will also ensure the company's products and services meet stringent regulatory and security requirements to protect client's data.
"The opportunity to join an industry leading analytic organisation that is known for its strong technology platform, innovative engineering team and client focused culture is exciting," says Nelson. "Ensuring enterprise cloud security strategies meet today's environment is critical for organisations to successfully scale and optimise business operations."
Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, FICO uses predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 195 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 120 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.