ST. PETERSBURG, FL―March 12, 2020―Spirion, a pioneer in building solutions that enable companies around the globe to take the critical first step towards data security and privacy, today announced the sponsorship of Robert Megennis’ No. 27 car for 14 races during Andretti Autosport’s 2020 IndyCar and Indy Lights season. In partnership, Spirion will also install its data privacy software on RKM Racing team computers to protect critical driver, car, and race performance engineering data, both on and off the track.
Megennis’ Indy Lights Car, known as the #27 Cybersecurity Dallara, will feature Spirion’s “Poochy” mascot as the Indy Lights season roars to a start on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, March 14-15, in the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix, a 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit. Spirion is sponsoring RKM racing, one of seven Andretti Autosports teams, for the entire 2020 Indy Lights race season, including St. Petersburg, Atlanta, Austin, Indianapolis, Chicago/Milwaukee, Toronto, Columbus/Cleveland, St.Louis, Portland/Seattle, and San Francisco.
“We are proud to welcome Spirion as a sponsor and technology partner,” said Gary Megennis, Partner of RKM Racing. “In today’s sophisticated data-driven racing industry, winning comes down to both engineering and driving. Robert and his engineers are focused on winning races and driver safety, working hard to gain advantages that lead to victory. The team at Spirion protects the privacy of employee, sponsor, fan, and engineering data that are at the heart of every successful season. Spirion has the proven technology and expertise to protect what matters most to RKM Racing.”
“The datafication of racing helps Andretti Autosport and RKM Racing measure, analyze and improve race performance like never before,” said Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion. “RKM Racing is a business that sponsors, suppliers, employees, and fans entrust with their private data. Spirion secures RKM Racing’s sensitive data so they can focus less on IT and more on taking the checkered flag. We are also thrilled to host the first race of the season outside the Spirion headquarters in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg.”
About RKM Racing
Robert Megennis, a 19-year-old driver, has scored 15 podiums and collected 52 top-10 finishes. Heading into his fifth year of Road to Indy competition, Megennis has never finished outside of the top six in each championship run he has competed. He is also a Star Ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation, which creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families.
Spirion (www.spirion.com) is a pioneer in designing the critical first step of data security and privacy through its data discovery, persistent classification, and behavior software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations across all industries worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. The company was recently ranked by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019,” an annual listing of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing compliance technology solutions and transforming businesses. Spirion is an award-winning data privacy software company with recent wins in the Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards as a Grand Trophy Winner and as a winner in specific categories for SaaS, cloud, and on-premise data discovery and classification.
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