Mark has 20 years of combined technology, security, risk and leadership experience. As a visionary thinker and one who studies the evolving behaviors of bad actors and threat vectors, Mark continues to evolve what he refers to as the evolution of “Best Practices”. Mark will tell you that best practices is a moving target on a yearly basis. For example, what may have applied a year ago evolves as a combination of compliance and regulatory bodies enhance their requirements. Today we are seeing an increase in the pace of strengthening the compliance programs at a faster pace than ever before. Keeping up with these changes has become a challenge for many organizations today.
Mark started his career being hands on with the largest B2B office supply company as their senior system engineer, from there he moved into the global area of e-commerce and faced the challenges of the building and securing a platform that did business in every country across the globe. As Mark would say, everyone had us in their cross hairs but we won every time. Mark continued his career as CIO of AAA Colorado but decided that protecting one organization at a time wasn’t enough for him.
Mark found his true professional calling in helping as many organizations as he could become better in protecting their brand, employees, customers and data. Mark’s experience has crossed industries from technology, insurance, retail, gaming, telecommunications, government, and healthcare, just to name a few. Mark also is well versed in such compliance, regulatory and data privacy laws such as PCI, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, SOC 1, ISO 27001 and EU GDPR.
Mark earned his MBA and went on to obtain his CISSP certification.