Retail & Hospitality ISAC Announces New Board Members from Gap Inc., Hyatt and PVH Corp.

April 12, 2019- Washington, DCThe Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) announced new additions to its Board of Directors: Adam Hirsch, senior vice president and head of information security for PVH Corp.; Andy Caspersen, chief information security officer (CISO) for Gap Inc.; and Benjamin Vaughn, vice president and CISO for Hyatt.

“We welcome our new board members who represent our ever-expanding community in the hospitality and retail industries,” said Suzie Squier, president of the RH-ISAC. “As a membership organization, the RH-ISAC relies on its Board of Directors to contribute their strategic guidance in the planning and prioritization of objectives and activities that position us as the information sharing and analysis center of the retail and hospitality industries.”

Gap Inc. is a founding member of RH-ISAC. Andy joined Gap Inc. in 2019 and brings more than two decades of experience to Gap Inc., including security leadership positions at major financial institutions and advising Fortune 500 companies on cybersecurity matters. Most recently, he was part of Ernst & Young’s cybersecurity advisory practice. Prior to that, he served as the first chief information security and privacy officer for Charles Schwab Corporation. Andy began his career in security at Price Waterhouse LLP.

Hyatt has been a member of the RH-ISAC since 2016, including participation in the Gaming and Hospitality Cybersecurity Alliance since its inception. The Hyatt Cyber Security team is committed to proactive intelligence and information sharing to improve capabilities and mitigate risks to the industry. With more than 20 years of experience in the information security and physical security fields, Benjamin is known as an eloquent advocate for increased awareness of transnational terrorist and advanced persistent threat actors in enterprise computing environments. Prior to Hyatt, he worked in the physical and cyber security functions at United Airlines for 13 years. He is a previous alternate board member and founding member of Aviation ISAC.

PVH Corp. has been a member of the RH-ISAC since 2015 and is committed to sharing best practices and threat information to proactively support retailers. With 18 years of experience in the security industry, Adam has worked in information security leadership roles in retail apparel, international banking and professional services firms, and currently at PVH Corp. Prior to that, Adam worked for KPMG US where oversaw the security architecture and incident response teams for KPMG’s internal security group.

About RH-ISAC

Formed in 2014, the Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) operates as the trusted community for sharing sector-specific cyber security information and intelligence. The RH-ISAC connects information security teams at the strategic, operational and tactical levels to work together on issues and challenges, to share practices and insights, and to benchmark among each other – all with the goal of building better security for the retail and hospitality industries through collaboration. RH-ISAC currently serves retail, hotels, restaurants, gaming and other consumer-facing entities.

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