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IT Cadre Announcement

Marene Allison Joins IT Cadre's Board of Advisors

Feb 20, 2023

digital transformation

IT Cadre is excited to announce, Marene Allison, former Vice President and CISO of Johnson & Johnson, USMA '80, as a new member of its Board of Advisors. Ms. Allison is a seasoned cybersecurity expert, advisor to multiple companies and board member with a deep knowledge of business drivers and cybersecurity as well as the governance needs of large and small companies alike.

Ms. Allison commented, "IT Cadre is a game changer. In less than 15 days they can begin to map out an organization and begin to provide clarity to the leaders on what is necessary to make significant improvements in government and corporate organizations. By looking at process, people and technology they provide leaders a road map and financial plan to improve efficiency, add value and increase employee engagement to the mission."

As Vice President and CISO for Johnson & Johnson, Marene had responsibility for protecting J&J's IT systems and business data worldwide. This included ensuring that the J&J cybersecurity posture supported the business's growth objectives, protecting trust in the J&J brand, while meeting legal and regulatory compliance requirements. She was a member of the J&J's Regulatory Compliance Council and reported regularly on cyber risk to the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors. Before joining the corporate world, Allison served as a Special Agent in the FBI working on undercover drug operations in Newark, New Jersey and terrorist bombings in San Diego.

"Marene Allison is an exceptional leader who brings unique insights and perspective to IT Cadre. Marene was responsible for protecting information technology systems and business data worldwide at one of the largest and most admired companies in the world. We are extremely excited to welcome Marene to our team and honored to have such a tremendous person join our Board of Advisors." commented Mark Madigan, IT Cadre, President and CEO.