TeleSign appoints identity and security veteran as CEO

August 19, 2016 - 

Mobile identity solutions firm TeleSign has appointed Aled Miles as CEO, effective immediately.

Miles previously served as senior vice president at Symantec, responsible for the global Norton business, the Latin America geography, Global Strategic Accounts and IoT, Cloud & SaaS partnerships worldwide. Miles also served as executive vice president and GM at identity management firm ForgeRock.

“TeleSign has successfully scaled the business to over $100 million in annual revenue and Aled will be instrumental in taking the company to the next level,” said Gerhard Watzinger, TeleSign Chairman of the Board. “The Board chose Aled for his proven ability to scale security companies domestically and internationally throughout his career. He builds deep relationships with key stakeholders, drives innovation and product strategy, and leads organizations to deliver great results for customers, partners, employees and shareholders.”

“Security and the protection of information online are paramount at a time when hacks and breaches continue to occur with increasing frequency,” said Miles. “Nine of the top 10 US web properties trust TeleSign to help protect their brand and keep their end-user accounts secure, and I’m excited to lead the company into its next phase of growth.”

Earlier this year, TeleSign announced the launch of Behavior ID, a solution that enables web and mobile applications to measure and analyze an individual’s behavioral biometrics to provide continuous authentication, even after the user has been verified with traditional security methods such as passwords.

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