Security mentor welcomes cybersecurity leader Scott Larsen as chief security officer and chief strategist
MONTEREY, California, 28 October 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Safe mentor, pioneer and industry leader in security awareness and phishing training, today announced the appointment of a esteemed cybersecurity expert Scott Larsen as Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare, government and education verticals, Larsen brings his expertise and knowledge to both the private and public sectors.
Larsen will oversee Security Mentor’s information security posture to protect employees, customers, systems and assets. Larsen will also help the company refine its strategic vision, roadmap and key partnerships.
“Security Mentor has no higher priority than providing an extraordinary security awareness training experience, which requires having a high performance and secure IT infrastructure,” said Security Mentor COO Craig kunitani. “I am particularly delighted to welcome Scott Larsen to the Safety Mentor Team as CSO and Chief Strategist. His extensive experience and proven leadership skills will be instrumental in helping us maintain our high level of excellence as we continue to grow and evolve our business. “
Prior to becoming a Security Mentor, Larsen held the position of CISO at Inova Health System, where he oversaw cybersecurity and information security programs. Previously, he was CISO at Beaumont Health System, where he led all aspects of cybersecurity and information security. Scott is also a recognized expert in healthcare cybersecurity and is a member of the consortium that developed the Michigan Healthcare Security Operations Center (HSOC). He is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Michigan Health Care Cybersecurity Council, Inc. (MiHCCi).
Larsen has also worked in the public sector for over 17 years. He was instrumental in developing the security awareness program for the Michigan State which received a national award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). He is also co-author of the Cybersecurity Disruption Response Strategy for the Michigan State, which was used as a national model for state government. Larsen is currently the NASCIO Representative for Security Mentor.
Larsen is a published author and has been a guest speaker at international cybersecurity conferences. He is also an adjunct professor with over 23 years of experience teaching computer programming and cybersecurity. He holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership and a BS in Finance / IT. He is also certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO).
Asked about the most exciting part of his new role, Larsen said, “It is an honor to be a part of Security Mentor. I like where the business is and where it is going. There is enormous potential at Security Mentor. They have great people. and products, as well as an excellent reputation in the market. They are taking security awareness training to the next generation. For me, this is the perfect time to intervene.
About the Safety Mentor:
Security Mentor is the industry pioneer and expert in security awareness training and education services. Since 2008, Security Mentor has consistently redefined the way security awareness training is created, delivered, experienced and adopted by combining expertise and creativity in the areas of security, technology, media and learning in line. Recognized by customers and celebrated by users, its comprehensive training platform offers on-demand, easy-to-use and effective solutions, including Security awareness training, Phishing training and Monitoring and compliance of the security policy services. His training uses the best practices of instructional design, interactive content and gamification to engage learners and deliver lasting knowledge acquisition and real behavioral and cultural change.
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