Home » Ex-Twitter CISO, Mike Convertino, Joins Arceo as CSO
Mike Convertino, the former CISO of Twitter, Crowdstrike and F5 Networks as well as CTO of the Security Product Group at F5, has joined Arceo as Chief Security Officer.
"Mike Convertino has seen first-hand from inside major US companies, the vendor community and the US military, why we need to crack the problem of finding real solutions to manage cyber risk. We are thrilled that Mike has joined us at Arceo on our mission to provide real value to insurers and end enterprises alike," said Vishaal Hariprasad, CEO of Arceo.
Convertino will partner with Arceo's Insurance carriers, brokers and companies to provide insurance strategies that maximize a company's resilience in the face of an attack, decrease damage to the business and reduce losses.
"To assess risk properly there is a need for a fast and scientific approach to understanding an organizations' exposure," said Convertino. "CISO's are often only engaged in insurance coverage when it comes to filling out a long and meaningless questionnaire. It's a one-size-fits-all practice that does not take into account the macro threat environment. Arceo is the only technology company that I have found with the ability to automatically and continually assess both micro and macro risk for a true risk assessment.
"In his most recent role with Twitter, Convertino led the team that protected the company's infrastructure and users from hacking and other types of compromises. He was an early employee at Crowdstrike and created Falcon Overwatch, Crowdstrike's managed security service (MSSP) that protected clients from attacks in real time. He is a military veteran and served as the Commander of the US Air Force's only Information Operations unit whose mission was to provide the US asymmetric cyber advantages.
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