DENVER, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lares, a global leader in security assessment, red teaming, penetration testing, application security, and security program development, has expanded its Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services offering with the hiring of Dr. Mark Arnold as VP of Advisory Services.
"At Lares, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality talent in results in every service we offer. With the addition of Dr. Mark Arnold, we are able to bring the same world-class delivery and innovation to the security advisory space," said Chris Nickerson, Founder & CEO of Lares. "I have personally looked at Mark's ideas and research as the pinnacle of modern security program design. We now are joining technical and strategic forces to provide our customers, big and small, with comprehensive guidance and testing."
Dr. Arnold has more than 15 years of cybersecurity experience, serving 8 of those years in leadership roles, at companies like Navisite, Optive, PTC, The TJX Companies, Computershare, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Symantec. As a transformational leader, Mark has built security teams and programs, authored maturity models to optimize risk management processes, and implemented security domain practices at large enterprises and service providers.
"I am incredibly honored and, at the same time, humbled to be a part of this high caliber team," said Dr. Arnold. "The mission of Lares aligns with my own and I hope to help improve the durability of our clients given the current threat landscape."
Many organizations have yet to implement an effective cybersecurity program, often due to a combination of available time, money, and resources, or a lack of prioritization. Lares removes the roadblocks and guesswork associated with cybersecurity program implementation by allowing organizations to outsource security and risk management to a qualified CISO — at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee.
Further information about Lares vCISO services can be found at https://www.lares.com/vciso.
About Lares, LLC
Lares is a security consulting firm that helps companies secure electronic, physical, intellectual, and financial assets through a unique blend of assessment, testing, and coaching since 2008.