US Strategic Command USSTRATCOM Former CIO Joins HOPZERO’s Advisory Board

Kerry Kelley Adds Leadership To “Re-Think” Data Security for Government and Large Commercial Companies as Marriott

Austin, TX (BUSINESS WIRE) December 4, 2018

HOPZERO Corporation, creator of HopSphere Radius Security, announced that Kerry Kelley, the recently retired CIO of US Strategic Command and Strategic Air Command, has joined the company to help introduce its novel data travel limiting system to government and commercial enterprise networks.

Ms. Kelley served as CIO; and director of Command and Control, Communications, Computer (C4) Systems; and director of the Joint Cyber Center for USSTRATCOM. As Director of Joint Cyber, Ms. Kelley was responsible for operations and defense of the information environment for USSTRATCOM headquarters, providing oversight of cyber key terrain and cyber mission forces. She received the Presidential Rank Award in 2012 and the Air Force Special Act/Special Service award.

“We are honored to have Kerry Kelley join our Advisory Board to update the future of data security,” said Bill Alderson, founder and CEO of HOPZERO. “It’s time to turn the tables on cyber attackers and no longer stand by as they steal, and damage assets as recently occurred to Marriott. Our network protocol-based solution identifies phished users and prevents them from stealing bulk data stored in Oracle or Microsoft SQL databases.”

HOPZERO has created an intelligent data policy control system to classify data that should stay inside a data center or an internal network, out of reach from outside or inside cyber criminals. The system reports policy violations when data is seen traveling beyond appropriate boundaries, providing actionable alarms and optional enforcement when set perimeters are breached.

Limiting a device’s travel distance limits communications to a data center, or an organization’s internal network – and off the Internet. Even attackers armed with stolen credentials outside the protected server’s sphere never get a login prompt, obviating attacks.

The patent pending solution provides “a clean approach to lowering attack surface,” says Dr. Harry Saal, Founder of Network General and former Director Stanford Linear Accelerator Center SLAC.


HOPZERO is the pioneer of a revolutionary SaaS solution securing information by controlling the distance it can travel. HOPZERO “puts data on a leash”, long enough to do business yet short enough to prevent compromise. HOPZERO is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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