TENAFLY, N.J., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- securitycurrent.com, a security news and information site by IT security professionals for IT security professionals, today announced that the Lower Colorado River Authority's (LCRA) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Larry Whiteside Jr. joined its team of leading industry experts.
Mr. Whiteside will leverage his deep domain expertise having held the role of first CISO at organizations with demanding security environments, including Spectrum Health and Visiting Nurse Service of New York, to provide actionable guidance to security executives navigating the CISO role as well as insight into the key security issues they face daily.
"Security and the threats to organizations have never been greater. Larry is an innovator and creative force and his joining securitycurrent as a key member demonstrates our commitment to providing relevant insight and actionable guidance to today's security leaders. We are delighted that such a distinguished security professional is joining securitycurrent," said Aimee Rhodes, securitycurrent's Editor-in-Chief. "As one of the most experienced and respected CISOs in the public and private sectors with expertise building information security and cyber security programs across organizations to provide oversight and operational security for all business units, Larry's contribution will be invaluable."
A dedicated security professional, Mr. Whiteside also served as the Deputy CISO and VP of Global Information at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. He started his career as an officer in the United States Air Force. While in the military, Mr. Whiteside held various roles including Chief Information Warfare/Network Security Divisions at the Pentagon.
"I am thrilled to be able to join a team of seasoned security professionals dedicated to improving the practice of information security and risk management around the world," said Mr. Whiteside. "I look forward to being able to share my experiences and further collaborate with my peers in the industry."
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