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SideChannel Announces New Board of Directors Appointments and Re-Election of Chairwoman

WORCESTER, MA / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2024 / SideChannel, Inc. (OTCQB:SDCH) ("SideChannel" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cybersecurity services and technology to emerging and middle market companies, is delighted to announce the appointment of two esteemed professionals, General (Retired) Robert Brown, and Mr. James Hansen, to its Board of Directors. The Company also announces the addition of Mr. Nick Hnatiw, the company's Chief Technology Officer, to the Board, and the re-election of Deborah MacConnel as Chairwoman of the Board. These strategic appointments and re-election underscore SideChannel's dedication to leadership excellence and innovation in addressing cybersecurity challenges.

General (Retired) Robert Brown brings a wealth of leadership and national security experience to the board. His distinguished military career, culminating as a four-star general and his final command of the United States Army Pacific, highlights his exemplary commitment to service and strategic acumen. General Brown's involvement with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) as Chief Executive Officer and his recent appointment as the Chairman of the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Board further highlight his dedication to supporting military communities and enhancing national security.

Mr. James Hansen joins the board with an impressive background in the cybersecurity sector. His recent role as CEO of a leading cybersecurity software company, coupled with his tenure as President and COO at Swimlane and COFENSE, underscores his deep understanding of the cybersecurity challenges facing organizations today. Mr. Hansen's experience as a co-founder and COO of Mandiant (now part of Google "GOOG") demonstrates his expertise in managing high-stakes cyber incidents and his commitment to advancing cybersecurity resilience.

Mr. Nick Hnatiw, who has served as SideChannel's Chief Technology Officer since November 2020, joins the Board with over 15 years of experience in creating cutting-edge software technologies. His leadership in developing security solutions and his prior roles supporting U.S. Cyber Command and Intelligence Agencies solidify his expertise in cybersecurity and technology innovation.

Deborah MacConnel has been re-elected as Chairwoman of the Board, continuing her leadership role in steering the strategic direction of SideChannel. Her re-election reflects the board's confidence in her leadership and her significant contributions to the company's success.

Brian Haugli, CEO of SideChannel, shared his enthusiasm about these developments: "The addition of General Brown, Mr. Hansen, and Mr. Hnatiw to our Board, alongside the re-election of Deborah MacConnel as Chairwoman, marks a significant milestone for SideChannel. General Brown's strategic insights, Mr. Hansen's cybersecurity acumen, and Mr. Hnatiw's technological expertise, under the continued guidance of Chairwoman MacConnel, will be invaluable as we navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape. We are poised for unprecedented growth and innovation, driven by our strengthened leadership team."

The appointments and re-election are effective immediately, with the new board members actively contributing to SideChannel's mission of providing advanced cybersecurity solutions to protect against emerging threats.

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About SideChannel

SideChannel helps emerging and mid-market companies protect their assets. Founded in 2019, the Company delivers comprehensive cybersecurity plans through a series of actions branded, SideChannel Complete.

SideChannel deploys a combination of skilled and experienced talent, and technological tools to offer layered defense strategies supported by battle-tested processes. SideChannel also offers Enclave; a network infrastructure platform that eases the journey from zero to zero-trust. Learn more at

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