As Editor-in-chief of DevOps.com, a regular contributor to Network World and Chief Executive Officer at The CISO Group, Alan Shimel is attuned to the world of technology, particularly cloud, security and open source. Prior to his current positions, Alan was the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at StillSecure, where he helped guide the company in bringing innovative and effective networking and security solutions to the marketplace. Shimel was the public persona of StillSecure as it grew from start up to helping defend some of the largest and most sensitive networks in the world, including many in the US Armed Forces.
Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. In addition to his writing on DevOps.com and Network World, his commentary about the state of technology is followed closely by many industry insiders via his blog and podcast, “Ashimmy, After All These Years” (www.ashimmy.com).
Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology. His legal background, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.
Mr. Shimel is a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School.