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Silicon Beach Bruin Professionals

  • LAX-Coastal Chamber of Commerce 9100 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90045 United States (map)

Join us again at our June 20th meeting as we host Chris Rose, founder of Ariento! Chris will be discussing Cyber Security as it pertains to the Silicon Beach start-up community.

Chris' background in information security began in a leadership rotational program at a Fortune 200 company in 2006. He left to serve six years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where he was the country Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Republic of Georgia, a role in which he built and maintained the USMC network architecture in the country. Chris successfully protected what he built from cyber attack in a highly vulnerable cyber threat environment. Upon returning to the United States, Chris left the Marine Corps to attain a Masters in Computer Science (MSCS) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA. In that same time period, he worked for the MITRE Corporation as a cybersecurity engineer, a role in which he identified more than 1,000 vulnerabilities and recommended fixes in national security software. In 2014, after a decade of doing cybersecurity for the military and federal government, Chris developed a proprietary framework for securing small businesses and founded Ariento, a managed cybersecurity and IT service provider to small organizations, start ups and sole proprietors. He is a member of the Secure The Village Leadership Council and currently holds 10+ certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Security Compliance Specialist (CSCS).