September 7, 2023

Ex-Coalition Head of Engineering Leon Rishniw Joins 1Fort Leadership

We're excited to announce today that Leon Rishniw has joined 1Fort's leadership team as founding CISO.

A veteran in the cyber insurance and security industries, Leon was the first Head of Engineering at Coalition, a leading cyber insurance provider. While at Coalition, he led the development of the first data-driven cyber insurance platform.

Prior to Coalition, Leon served as an engineering leader at security firms including Cloudmark, acquired by ProofPoint in 2017, and Qadium, acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2019. He brings over 25 years of engineering experience to the team.

As founding CISO, Leon leads 1Fort's security initiatives and strategy. He is also a key contributor to our partnerships with leading retail brokerages, enabling them to simplify and automate the cyber insurance process for their mid-to-large clients.

“I'm excited to join the 1Fort team because of the great people and the valuable service we're building. Not only does 1Fort expedite qualifying for cyber insurance for mid-market and enterprise companies, it also helps close security gaps that make these companies vulnerable to attack."

Leon Rishniw, Founding CISO at 1Fort

The addition of Leon to 1Fort's leadership reaffirms our commitment to the highest security and data privacy standards. Earlier this year, 1Fort achieved SOC 2 Type 2 compliance with no qualifications, which objectively certifies our adherence to the top industry standards.

“We are delighted to welcome Leon to the 1Fort team. With his 25+ year expertise in cyber insurance and security, Leon is poised to make significant contributions to our engineering and security initiatives. We look forward to achieving new milestones together."

Anthony Marshi, CEO & Co-Founder of 1Fort