ABBYY Appoints Paul Nizov as Chief Information Security Officer
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ABBYY Appoints Paul Nizov as Chief Information Security Officer

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 5, 2021

ABBYY recently announced the appointment of Paul Nizov to the company's leadership team as Chief Information Security Officer.                              

FREMONT, CA: ABBYY, a Digital Intelligence organization, has appointed Paul Nizov to the company's leadership team as Chief Information Security Officer. Paul will advocate for security's significance and effect among the company's leadership team, manage security risk, and oversee the strategic, operational, and budgetary elements of safe software development, data privacy, and information protection in this newly developed position.

"The CISO role is of paramount importance for technology organizations, and we're excited Paul has joined ABBYY to continue to drive the highest standards of security for SaaS and on-premises deployments of our rapidly growing digital intelligence solutions," said Ulf Persson, CEO of ABBYY. "The addition of Paul to our team reflects our commitment to provide customers and partners with products and solutions designed, deployed, and delivered with state-of-the-art security practices in mind. Information security and data privacy are non-negotiables.

Paul has extensive technical, legal, and military experience in the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. He was the MENA Managing Director of Cybersecurity at Ernst & Young before joining ABBYY. Paul collaborated with and consulted Saudi and Emirati clients on developing cybersecurity capabilities to tackle regional threats during his four years in the Middle East. Prior to his tenure in the field, he worked at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Booz Allen Hamilton, where he concentrated on securing vital infrastructure in North America.

"It is very impressive to see the high level of innovation ABBYY has within its market leading solutions while also making information security a high priority," commented Nizov. "I look forward to working with the leadership and product teams to ensure that ABBYY continues to maintain the most rigorous levels of security in both its products and infrastructure to support the extreme demands of our multi-national commercial and public sector customers."

Paul has developed and operated information and cyber security programs in industries like energy, finance, healthcare, and technology. NIST, ISO, SOC, HITRUST, HIPAA, and GDPR are only a few of the regulatory compliance and security systems he is familiar with. Paul has also developed and implemented disaster recovery, business continuity, crisis management, and incident response abilities throughout the organization.