DALLAS (Aug. 6) Vericlave, a cybersecurity technology and managed services provider previously named Entegra Technologies, is pleased to announce it has appointed Joel Bagnal to the role of president and chief operating officer (COO).

“Joel brings extensive cybersecurity knowledge and passion to Vericlave,” said Whitney Martin, chair of Vericlave’s board of directors. “The insight he brings to his role will help ensure Vericlave’s continued success and future growth.”

Throughout Bagnal’s career, he has gained extensive global cybersecurity and risk management experience ensuring that capital and critical assets are protected. In the seven years following 9/11, Bagnal served as an adviser to the president of the United States and served as chairman of the Homeland Security Council Deputies Committee and co-chair of the Counterterrorism Security Group. He also pioneered the country’s first cybersecurity policy. From 2009-2012, he held leadership roles with Detica, BAE Systems and L-3 Communications, where he led each company’s cybersecurity innovations.

At Vericlave, Bagnal is focused on developing and launching strategies that create enduring, customized security solutions and services across organizations. The company focuses on national security-grade solutions that conceal networks and prevent cyberattacks before they happen by using a risk management approach to cybersecurity. Vericlave starts with a zero-trust stealth design to verify those authorized to access the customer’s network and hide it from unwanted and unknown actors. Then, the company applies a combination of a hardware root of trust, key management algorithms and encryption of all communications to create isolated and secure enclaves that may be integrated into any network architecture based upon their specific requirements and architecture.

“Vericlave’s proven technology was originally built for the national security community, but with Joel’s extensive cybersecurity knowledge, we’re now able to make it accessible to public and private enterprises responsible for critical infrastructure and assets,” Martin said. “We look forward to the exciting opportunities this brings to the company, and more importantly, our customers.”