Qualys, Inc., a provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, announced the appointment of Ben Carr as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Carr is responsible for providing cybersecurity guidance and security strategies to Qualys customers, leading the CIO/CISO Interchange, developed in partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance, and securing Qualys as he leads the internal risk and security efforts to reduce the companies risk and security exposure while ensuring compliance across the world.

Carr said, “It is a pleasure and honor to join Qualys as I have been a customer on multiple occasions and a competitor. As a result, I can appreciate Qualys’ unique ability to innovate. I have watched Qualys expand its native cloud-based vulnerability management solution into a highly scalable cloud platform that enables companies of any size to attain 360-degree visibility to secure their digital transformation initiatives and address the issue of security solution spread by providing a single integrated cloud platform that can also be delivered as a private cloud.”

“Ben has been a Qualys customer since our early days in 2008, and he has a history of providing thoughtful insights to us as part of the Qualys Customer Advisory Board. He is technology-driven and brings unique experience as a long-term transformative security executive of a large financial company addressing millions of vulnerabilities. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ben to the team,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “Ben’s vast IT and security experience and customer perspective, including his familiarity with Qualys solutions, will be instrumental as we continue to expand the Qualys Cloud Platform and accelerate the growth of our company.”

Most recently, Carr was the CISO of Aristocrat, a global games leader, and before that, he held executive strategic leadership roles at Cyberbit and Tenable. From 2012 to 2016, he was the senior director of Global Information Security for Visa, where he developed and led Visa’s global Attack Surface Management team and capability. Earlier in his career, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security.