Alcatraz AI, a provider of autonomous access control solutions, announced the appointment of Dean Geribo, vice president, corporate security at Moderna, to its advisory board. The company says the expansion of Alcatraz AI’s team arrives at a pivotal moment in its growth trajectory, as the company aims to revolutionize access control using the power of the human face.

“Dean is going to be a tremendous asset to the Alcatraz AI team,” said Tina D'Agostin, CEO of Alcatraz AI. “With his extensive background in corporate security and insider threat assessment, his years of experience will help advance our mission to accelerate the adoption of facial authentication and AI-based security to create safer spaces in Life Sciences. His expertise will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and provide the most secure facial authentication solution to our customers.”

Geribo has decades of experience in leadership and corporate security, and also serves as an advisory board member for Base Operations, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals, HiveWatch, and RaySecur. Currently the head of Moderna's corporate security department, Geribo is responsible for global physical and technical security, insider threat assessment, intelligence and brand and executive protection. He also oversees the organization's crisis and emergency management function.

Moderna is currently in pilot with the Rock, Alcatraz AI’s flagship device that combines facial biometrics, AI and machine learning for greater security and less friction. As Moderna rolls out the Rock in the coming months it will enhance security and detect tailgating in Moderna’s facilities, improving the company’s level of protection while demonstrating its commitment to securing its employees and sensitive assets.

“With the rise of bad actors and evolving physical security risks, solutions like Alcatraz AI can be a game changer in how organizations look to harden their defenses and improve security,” said Geribo. “Both the ease in which the Rock can be deployed and the sensitivity of the devices make it best-in-class, which is why I wanted to join Alcatraz AI as an advisor. The team is phenomenal, and understands the needs and opportunities within the access control segment and are creating a platform to scale with the industry.”

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