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Cynet’s Newly Appointed Chief Security Strategist, Chris Roberts, to Launch a CISO Community and CISO Challenge for 2021

Cynet announced that Chris Roberts, the newly appointed Chief Security Strategist for Cynet will launch a new CISO community specifically designed to help cybersecurity leaders.

The interactive community will support CISOs who want to share experiences, collaborate on best practices, coordinate initiatives, discover new resources or simply just need a place to talk. Roberts, an experienced cyber researcher and ethical hacker will leverage his 20-plus years of security experience to assist and guide organizations of all sizes looking to simplify their cybersecurity methodologies and processes through consolidation and automation. 

The slate of events planned for 2021 include the launch of ‘Virtual CISO Office Hours’ in which Chris will provide free consulting and advice to organizations with small security teams and limited resources to help them build structured plans to strengthen their security posture.

Roberts is also set to launch “The CISO challenge,” a competition that will allow cybersecurity executives from around the world to test their skills and allow their teams to share in a prize fund. The calendar of events is punctuated by a series of webinars led by Roberts with specially invited guests spanning topical areas that are specifically focused on the way resource-constrained organizations manage their cybersecurity challenges. The series kicks off with a March 31st live webinar.

“Most organizations outside of the Fortune 2000 are facing the same increasing risks as the largest enterprises, but don’t have the people, skills and resources to deal with them. I’m going to help these companies by providing practical guidance on how to evaluate and mitigate cyber risks,” says Roberts.

“At Cynet, we live, breath and deal with resource-constrained security teams daily.  Unlike most cybersecurity companies that focus on the largest enterprises, we provide both the technology and service purposely built for the hundreds of thousands of organizations that fall between the cracks. These companies are large enough to get targeted by adversaries but not large enough to have sufficient resources to combat them.”

In March, Cynet announced it closed a $40 million Series C funding round led by Greenfield Partners with participation from existing investors, including Norwest Venture Partners, Vintage Investment Partners, BlueRed Partners and Deutsche Telekom.

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