Ben Carr has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Cradlepoint, a cloud-based LTE and 5G security provider. Carr brings more than 25 years of results-driven experience in developing and executing long-term business and product security strategies.

In his new role, Carr will focus on continuing to improve the company’s IT security posture and consult with product teams on shaping current and future security offerings.

Carr joins Cradlepoint from Qualys, a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider. As Global CISO for Qualys, he led the global corporate and product security strategy along with compliance activities. As CISO for Aristocrat, he built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up; built out security programs at Visa; and has also served as the Head of Corporate IT Security for Nokia. Additionally, Carr is a member of the Board of Directors for the IT-ISAC and has served on advisory boards for TruStar, Mimecast, Qualys and Accuvant.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team to help take Cradlepoint’s business security to the next level, as well as create new solutions to help mitigate the looming threats that exist in today’s WAN infrastructures,” said Carr.