WHOA.com Appoints John Christly as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief of Compliance
Experienced security leader brings decades of cybersecurity and compliance experience to WHOA.com
November 14, 2017, HOLLYWOOD, FL— Secure Cloud provider WHOA.com announced today the hiring of John Christly to lead its Information Security and Compliance team. As the company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), John will be focused on the continued protection of customer and company data. He will also play a lead role in the development of WHOA.com’s compliance product roadmap and represent WHOA.com at international, national, and regional events within the IT Security and Compliance community.
“I am thrilled to join the WHOA.com team as Chief Information Security Officer. I look forward to working to expand the security and compliance offerings that will help customers become more secure and compliant with various industry regulations and standards.” said Christly. “Because of its unique cloud platform, WHOA.com is in a pivotal position to help give customers the capability to easily ‘achieve compliance’ rather than continuing to ‘wonder if they are compliant,’ and to consolidate multiple on-premise security and compliance solutions.”
“John brings over a quarter century of industry knowledge to WHOA.com and we are delighted to have him on our executive team,” said Mark Amarant, Chairman and CEO, WHOA.com, “As the global CISO of a cyber secure and compliant cloud services provider, John is very familiar with what it takes to fend off cyber threats and to build security and compliance solutions for the long term.” John will be implementing and integrating our Security Operations Center throughout the company.
Christly brings extensive cybersecurity expertise in both cyber attack detection, prevention, and response as well as computer, mobile, cloud, and social forensic analysis and cybersecurity strategy.
John served as the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He also has served as the HIPAA Security Officer for Memorial Healthcare System, a multi-hospital public healthcare system. As Chief of Security, he also created and led the computer forensics division for eTERA Consulting, a firm located in Washington, D.C. that served AMLAW 100 clients.
He is an MSI Senior Fellow™ and holds various certifications including the ISC2 CISSP, PMI PMP, Certified Fraud Examiner, Access Data Certified Examiner, HIPAA Security Specialist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Kaizen Facilitator, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist, and is a Florida Licensed Private Investigator. His experience includes several industry regulations including HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, FERPA, FCPA, FIPA, ISO, and PCI DSS.
As an accomplished author and blogger, his articles have appeared in publications such as Security Magazine, Executive Insight Magazine, 24/7 Magazine, and the ISSA Journal. He is frequently quoted in industry news sources, and is often a keynote and panel speaker at international, national, and regional events.
WHOA.com is a leader in next-generation ISO 27001: 2013, HIPAA, and PCI DSS 3.2 secure cloud solutions. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class secure cloud services for business including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud Storage, Disaster Recovery, Security, and Compliance.
The WHOA.com Cyber Secure Cloud Platform™ (CSCP) is the only cloud that combines an enterprise-grade architecture featuring multiple Tier IV data centers and a security configuration with predictive analytics, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention. Our multi-layered approach to security provides you with unprecedented threat protection to ensure the compliance of your entire cloud footprint.
The WHOA.com Threat Observation PlatformTM is a one-of-a-kind tool designed for our Secure Cloud customers providing visibility and transparency into cloud security. Our intuitive platform monitors threat severity, displays the total number of threats blocked, and shows where threats originated, by country and IP address.
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