on Saturday, 30 March 2013. Posted in Press

Rune, an information security firm committed to empowering the defense of privacy, today announced that Christopher Burgess has been appointed to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Burgess is a distinguished professional who brings to Rune more than 30 years of experience in the information security sector. His extensive background and expertise strengthen Rune’s accelerated growth in the industry.

“We proudly welcome Christopher to our Board of Advisors. He is a well-respected industry veteran who can provide invaluable insight and guidance to Rune as we continue to expand our presence in the information security marketplace. Christopher is a forward-thinker and understands the challenges in the industry, which will undoubtedly contribute to our next level of success,” said Lance Gaines, President/CTO of Rune.

Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) is the Chief Security Officer and President Global Public Sector for Atigeo LLC, a Compassionate Technology company. Prior to joining Atigeo, he served as the senior security advisor to the chief security officer of Cisco, preceded by a career spanning more than 30 years as a senior national security executive. Having lived and worked in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe and Latin America, he acquired an understanding of people, cultures, and issues affecting those societies. Christopher is an often sought speaker and lecturer on the threats to intellectual property, security aspects of social media, security strategy, security education and awareness, and the prevention of industrial espionage.

Mr. Burgess is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, beginning with his piece "A common sense approach to social media" and co-authored "Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century". While at Cisco, he authored, "Social Media: The efficacy of the corporate guide" a discussion on why every company needs one. Christopher advocates through his personal blogs BurgessCT and Veritate et Virtute for online safety for the young and elderly, as well as, those who suffer from hunger, slavery and health issues in the United States and abroad. He sits on a number of advisory boards, including Mayo Clinic's Social Media external advisory board, Social Smarts, Love Our Children USA, and SC Magazine.

About Rune
Rune Information Security Corporation Pte Ltd, based out of Singapore, was founded by a group of like-minded individuals that believe in empowering the defense of privacy. Rune is committed to becoming a leader in the information security marketplace by delivering best-of-breed products and solutions to address the ever-increasing demand for security, both locally and in the cloud. Rune continues to invest in and contribute to open source projects, delivering toolkits that information security professionals can easily use to integrate standards-based encryption and Vernam encryption into many applications. Rune delivers appliances and software that make managing and using symmetric encryption systems practical. For more information regarding Rune, please visit