Spirion Appoints Billy VanCannon Head of Product Management
Former Motorola Global Security Services Executive to Guide Product Strategy and Roadmap
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, August 10, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Spirion, a pioneer in data protection and compliance, today announced the appointment of Billy VanCannon as Head of Product Management. In this role, VanCannon, a seasoned product leader and fraud and cybercrime author, with more than 25 years of experience in data security and compliance, will be responsible for driving product strategy, roadmap development, and overall market success for Spirion’s suite of data privacy products and solutions.
“Billy’s deep security domain expertise will strengthen Spirion’s market presence as we continue to pioneer solutions to simplify sensitive data protection across the key stages of enterprise readiness—from data security and data privacy to broad data governance initiatives,” said Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion. “I am pleased to welcome Billy to our leadership team and look forward to his contributions that will keep Spirion ahead of the data privacy and cybersecurity curve.”
“As ransomware, security breaches, and privacy regulations escalate, enterprises require innovative solutions to manage against existential threats and maintain consumer trust,” said VanCannon. “A true industry pioneer, Spirion has established a winning formula, sitting squarely at the intersection of data security and data privacy with unrivaled accuracy in discovering and classifying sensitive, personal, and regulated data. I look forward to furthering the company’s vision by working with the engineering team and our partners to deliver innovative new offerings.”
Billy VanCannon, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), brings more than 25 years of experience managing cybersecurity product portfolios and strategy development to his new position at Spirion. Following college, VanCannon served as an RF Hardware engineer at Motorola, designing radio infrastructure for public safety and military uses. He transitioned to the Motorola business team and built a $20 million security services portfolio serving government clients, including the United States Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy and critical infrastructure clients across utilities, petrochemical, and nuclear plants. VanCannon then moved to Trustwave, where he oversaw PCI Manager, a B2B2B SaaS solution that helped over 3 million merchants achieve PCI DSS compliance. He also managed a top 10 global certificate authority while at Trustwave. Most recently, VanCannon held the role of Director of Product Management for Thycotic. He built two new B2B SaaS cybersecurity platforms for machine identity and access. He has an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Iowa State University. Additionally, VanCannon brings his expertise to the realms of fraud and cybercrime as the author of SafeCyberHome, a step-by-step guide to protecting your family from fraud, identity theft, and computer hackers.
Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. Spirion’s data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations.