LockDown Names Cybersecurity Expert Don Boian to Advisory Board

Columbus, Ohio, December 23, 2019 – LockDown, a disruptive company that is pioneering a new standard for identity, data control and digital ownership, recently announced the expansion of its advisory board with the addition of Don Boian. Don is an accomplished technology leader and award-winning information security expert.
 
“Don’s experience provides LockDown with a first-hand perspective of the pains, challenges and goals of our primary enterprise decision maker,” said A.J. Auld, CEO of LockDown. “Additionally, his 30+ years of National Security Agency (NSA) leadership will help us navigate the utilization of our patented technology to assist law enforcement, military and government data security.” 
 
“I’m extremely pleased to join LockDown’s Advisory Board,” said Don. “Their unique technology really fills a vital need for users to communicate securely and maintain confidential and private control of shared documents and information. These capabilities are critical in today’s threat environment and information economy. LockDown’s capability has broad and extremely relevant applicability to individuals and business users alike.”
 
Don is currently the CyberSecurity Outreach Director for Huntington Bank. He is also responsible for fostering closer partnership with government organizations that work in the cybersecurity space. Prior to this role, Don served as Huntington’s CISO for over 2 years.
 Before joining Huntington, Don spent 30 years at the National Security Agency and retired as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive working both offensive and defensive cyber operations. During his tenure, he held many leadership positions including Associate Deputy Director for TechSIGINT and Ground Capabilities, Chief Mission Control Capabilities, Technical Director for the Chief of Operations US CYBERCOM, Signals Intelligence Directorate Cyber Lead, TAO Director of Operations and Chief of the Remote Operations Center.
 
Active in the cybersecurity community, he serves on the boards of the National Technology Security Coalition, Ohio Cyber Women, and the Columbus Chapter of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals. He has received numerous service awards including the Chairman Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Dr. Louis Tordella Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Don is also a cybersecurity consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy.
 
“LockDown’s advisory board members are recognized, seasoned experts in their fields,” said A.J. “Don’s experience and perspective will provide LockDown with an edge as we move into 2020.” 
 

 

About LockDown
LockDown is pioneering a new standard for digital privacy, identity and data control. The first product available to the public, LockDown, is a secure communications app that enables surgical control and leading-edge security of digital information. Built upon patented 8,192-bit Atomization™ encryption and proprietary key handling technologies, LockDown delivers a zero-knowledge, zero-trust, password-less environment where messages and files can be shared safely with internal colleagues or external partners. LockDown ensures that security, privacy, permissions and access controls persist at all times, so you no longer have to choose between protecting your data and sharing it. For additional information, visit www.GetLockDown.com.
 
For press and interview requests, please email [email protected] or call 1-833-LOCKDOWN (1-833-562-5369).

A.J. Auld, CEO of LockDown, is a versatile entrepreneur, experienced in turning complex technologies into successful businesses. At LockDown, A.J. is bringing revolutionary encryption technology to market in the form of an intuitive, easy-to-use communication platform for sharing confidential information with more control and security than ever before. Prior to LockDown, A.J. founded several successful companies including Distributed Alpha, a Blockchain/cryptocurrency investment firm; Bright Discounts, a fundraising company; and Titanium Lacrosse, a sports management company, which was acquired in 2015. A.J is a Columbus Business First “Forty under 40” awardee and received a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Miami University.

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