LightEdge Names Travis Thompson Chief Security Officer
Des Moines, IA, March 14, 2012 – LightEdge is proud to announce that Travis Thompson has been promoted to the role of Chief Security Officer for the company. Holding a highly desirable Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) designation for 15 years, Travis brings a wealth of experience in real world network design, management and security architectures that is invaluable for a company providing cloud-based IT services for financial, healthcare and legal verticals.
With the growing number of internal and external threats, and the increasingly punitive nature of regulatory requirements, the risks can be steep if you do not have someone equipped with a detailed knowledge of corporate security. Risk management and mitigation, combined with audit awareness and regulatory compliance efforts, make up a key strategic area for most companies. In the past, these concerns were largely the domain of the Fortune 500 companies; however, with the increasing interdependency of multiple partners in an information ecosystem, many companies find themselves faced with the need to maintain enhanced security controls for their businesses.
“Travis is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of security and regulatory compliance in order to ensure that all of our customers’ sensitive data is safe and secure. His knowledge of systems architecture and expertise in network design has allowed LightEdge to create a sophisticated, fault-tolerant network and platform to satisfy today’s enterprise requirements. ,” said Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge Solutions, Inc.
Travis has been responsible for managing the data center operations for the past six years and has been the driving force behind LightEdge SAS-70 and SSAE 16 independent audit examinations. His unique knowledgebase and skillset have placed him in high demand as a speaker for the topics of Network Security and Regulatory Compliance.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions is a customer-centric cloud computing and consulting company devoted to solving the IT issues of businesses nationwide. By utilizing our economies of scale, connections with world-class vendors and our own internal passion for engineering, LightEdge allows its customers to “plug in” to enterprise-grade IT solutions that maximize uptime and performance, yet fit into their budget. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.