Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, today announced the appointment of Devin Ertel as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, he is responsible for providing internal cybersecurity direction and policy insights to both the company and Menlo Security customers. As CISO, Ertel will also spearhead global efforts to reduce risk and security exposure for the company.
Ertel is an experienced information security professional with nearly 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Menlo Security, he served as CISO at BlackHawk Network, a multi-million dollar FinTech global leader in the prepaid gift card and payments industry, where he led a global team responsible for security, risk and compliance.
“Organizations are often under the impression that productivity or user experience must be sacrificed to achieve security and that is simply not true anymore,” he said. Ertel. “I look forward to creating a safety program that not only addresses industry challenges, but also enables our customers to do the same for their respective businesses. Menlo Security provides a unique and differentiated approach to securing work for the modern business and I am excited to be part of the journey. “
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Previously, Ertel was Director of Security and IT at Guidebook, a global enterprise-backed SaaS company where he built and oversaw the security program. Ertel has held security positions in several Fortune 100 organizations. He also worked at Mandiant and the US Federal Reserve, where he had hands-on experience mitigating large and high-profile breaches and dealing with highly global threat actors. motivated.
“Our leadership team is made up of relentless cybersecurity professionals and Devin is no exception. He brings the perfect combination of hands-on experience as a security professional with a proven track record of creating and expanding successful security programs, ”he said. Poornima DeBolle, Co-founder and CPO of Menlo Security. “As a security company that aims to secure work for everyone, we are delighted to have Devin on board to enhance our own security program as CISO of Menlo Security.”
A respected thought leader, Ertel is a sought-after security advisor to early stage businesses, a frequent speaker at industry events, and has served as technical editor for several best-selling security books. Ertel has a BA in MIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee