Traceable, the API security and observability company, has announced the appointment of Richard Bird as Chief Security Officer (CSO). In this role, he will lead Traceable’s internal data security efforts and provide his cybersecurity expertise to propel Traceable’s mission to secure APIs across the globe with its API Security Platform.

As a cybersecurity and IT operations industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, Richard has a proven track record in protecting the interests of SaaS and financial services companies as well as turning information security into a competitive advantage. In the corporate enterprise, Richard has been a CIO and a CISO and he is also the former global head of identity for JPMorgan Chase.

Richard has held multiple c-level roles advising organizations of all sizes, while serving as the Chief Customer Information Officer for Ping Identity, building security solutions for the market as a Chief Product Officer.

Traceable understands that API security is an emerging key concern for companies with APIs becoming a leading attack vector for data breaches. As Chief Security Officer, Richard will leverage his experience in operations and strategy to develop robust cybersecurity and risk management solutions that protect companies’ most vulnerable vector, the API – especially across highly regulated industries.

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