The UpGuard team is thrilled to announce the addition of Kevin Behr (@kevinbehr) to UpGuard's advisory board. You may know Kevin from his pioneering work he and Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) have collaborated on over the last decade. Behr has over 25 years of experience in business management, technology and thought leadership as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Operations Officer. In addition to his leadership roles in public and private companies, Behr also co-founded the IT Process Institute with Gene Kim, and served as its President for the first five years. Behr is the author of five renowned books, most noteworthy as the co-author of The Visible Ops Handbook and The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. Behr brings extensive DevOps, systems management and IT governance experience to the leadership team at UpGuard and will work directly with UpGuard’s executive team to expand UpGuard’s innovative solutions.
“It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve UpGuard as a senior strategic advisor. UpGuard’s configuration management solutions are blazing a new trail in the transformation of DevOps in the enterprise. More importantly, UpGuard’s leadership team have consistently demonstrated that they can help enterprises solve the IT blame game, and achieve agility despite the constraints of legacy systems. It is great that several of today’s leading enterprises rely on UpGuard’s platform, UpGuard, to control the chaos by giving them the necessary visibility and control across their dynamic data centers. I accepted this role because I share UpGuard’s mission, values and innovative ideas. In today’s landscape, it is not the big companies that win, it is the fast companies. UpGuard is leading the charge in the DevOps movement by focusing on simplicity and collaboration to help bring ideas to market more quickly and with less risk. I strongly believe UpGuard has the right team, technology and partners to help enterprises transform.”
We are honored to have Kevin Behr join our advisory board. As a respected authority in the industry, Kevin brings a unique combination of expertise in both the IT automation and DevOps fields. We are strongly confident he will help UpGuard accelerate our leadership in the DevOps space. Welcome Kevin to the UpGuard family!
Misconfigurations are an internal problem that emanate from within the IT infrastructure of any enterprise; no hacker is necessary for massive damage to occur to digital systems and stored data. And the problem is pervasive, with Gartner estimating anywhere from 70% to 99% of data breaches result not from external, concerted attacks, but from internal misconfiguration of the affected IT systems.