The upper ranks of corporate security are seeing a high rate of change as companies try to adapt to the evolving threat landscape. Many companies are hiring a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) for the first time to support a deeper commitment to information security.
CSO’s Movers & Shakers is where you can keep up with new appointments to senior-level security roles and perhaps gain a little insight into hiring trends. If you have an announcement of your own that you would like us to include here, contact Michael Nadeau, senior editor.
March 12, 2019: RealWear hires Patrick Neise as its first CISO
Highly regarded in the information security field, Neise most recently served as a cybersecurity professional at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and a defense consulting firm. He has consulted for a variety of top defense and private sector companies on digital strategy, information security and penetration testing. Prior to APL, he served as the red team mission director in support of Department of Defense and U.S. government security efforts and the initial development efforts for U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber protection teams.
“Data protection is a fundamental requirement for every industrial customer working to create a safer and more productive connected workforce,” said Andy Lowery, cofounder and CEO of RealWear, in a press release. “We are thrilled to have Patrick on board as our first CISO. We will continue to build security and data protection into everything we do.”
“This is a chance of a lifetime to be a part of a movement to safely and securely connect every worker to the digital information they need at the right time and at the right place,” said Neise in a press release. 
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