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Fortress Information Security (Fortress), the supply chain cyber security leader for critical infrastructure, today appointed Dr. Lisa Porter to the company's board of directors. Dr. Porter was previously the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for research and engineering, sharing responsibility with the Under Secretary for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  

In prior roles, Dr. Porter served as Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel (IQT) and Director of IQT Labs, the President of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, the first Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA, and as a program manager and senior scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Dr. Porter, currently the co-founder and co-president of LogiQ, a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services, brings more than 20 years of defense industry leadership experience to the Fortress Board.

"With Dr. Porter aboard, Fortress will expand its next-generation supply chain security technology desperately needed by our armed forces and critical infrastructure," said Alex Santos, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortress. "Dr. Porter's history of solving hard problems within the Department of Defense and the commercial sector is remarkable and will prove invaluable to the team."

"Fortress has been a leader in applying a Zero-Trust framework to develop resilient supply chains," said Dr. Lisa Porter. "Our nation is under numerous threats from foreign adversaries, and DoD supply chains are on the frontlines. I look forward to helping Fortress protect our supply chains."

Dr. Porter holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University. She received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. 

About Fortress Information Security

Fortress secures North America's power and defense supply chains from cyberattacks on operational and critical enterprise technologies. Fortress' proprietary technology platform orchestrates North America's most advanced cyber supply chain risk management and vulnerability management programs. Fortress operates the Asset to Vendor network, which gives critical operators confidence that the products and services they obtain from others are cyber-safe. Fortress is a Goldman Sachs Portfolio Company.