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ThreatAdvice Expands Focus to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency-enabled Technology, Hires Tech Executive Jennifer Skjellum to Head Division in New Chattanooga Location

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, February 14, 2018 –ThreatAdvice (threatadvice.com) a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of cybersecurity education and awareness, announced today that it will expand its focus to blockchain and cryptocurrency-enabled technology. The company added Jennifer Skjellum as director of blockchain and crypto innovation to head its new Chattanooga, Tenn. location and to oversee these efforts.

Skjellum will focus on new markets and opportunities to bring blockchain applications to businesses that are interested in taking advantage of the disruptive innovation blockchain technology has to offer.

CEO David Brasfield said that Skjellum’s experience as a startup founder and her technology background make her a strategic addition to the team and instrumental in ThreatAdvice’s success in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. “Jennifer’s experience building products in new and emerging technologies dating back to the mid 90’s underscores her ability to immediately add value to ThreatAdvice as we explore innovative blockchain applications in a market that is rapidly developing and growing,” he said.

Skjellum’s 25-year career includes experience founding and growing tech companies, building educational programs for undergraduates and professionals and leading tech organizations. She most recently served as the president of TechBirmingham, a nonprofit focused on the creation, promotion, and growth of the tech ecosystem in the Birmingham region. Skjellum co-founded her first software company in 1996 in the high performance and parallel computing space, which was soon acquired by a San Diego based blade server and storage solution provider, Verari Systems, Inc.

“I have known David Brasfield for almost a decade and I am looking forward to working with him and the ThreatAdvice team.  David’s reputation as a successful innovator, risk taker, and accomplished businessman make joining the ThreatAdvice a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Even more exciting is the opportunity to develop cutting-edge products and services for ThreatAdvice in the rapidly emerging cyber and blockchain technology spaces,” Skjellum said.

About ThreatAdvice

ThreatAdvice was founded in 2016 to provide companies of all types with comprehensive cybersecurity protection by offering tools to educate employees on good cyber practices, help identify and respond to an attack, simulate cyberattacks, and insure against potential attacks. For more information visit threatadvice.com, email info@threatadvice.com or contact the company at 1.800.915.3381.