Former White House CIO Carlos Solari Joins Mission Secure as CIO
Mission Secure demonstrating cyber defenses on Capitol Hill Sept. 10th
Charlottesville, VA – September 2, 2015 – Mission Secure Inc. (MSi), a cyber physical system defense company announced today former White House CIO, Carlos Solari, joined the company as Chief Information Officer responsible for cyber defense. Carlos, a seasoned security, policy and management expert, spent more than 23 years in the federal service, including 13 years in the army and 6 with the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division prior to serving in the White House. In this role, Mr. Solari was instrumental in the development and implementation of the strategy and enterprise architecture for major systems renovation covering all aspects of the enterprise computing serving the White House and its supporting offices. Prior to that, he managed several large-scope, full life-cycle IT programs for the FBI. For the past several years Mr. Solari specialized in IT and InfoSec Strategy consulting, enterprise architecture, continuity of operations, disaster recovery and strategic planning. He has authored two books on cyber security, and been a guest speaker at conferences across the globe on the topic.
“Carlos is a thought leader, and a ‘doer’ in cyber security. He brings strategic vision, technical expertise and real world experience defending and responding to some of the most sophisticated cyber attacks aimed at possibly the most sought after target for hackers of all levels throughout the world,” said David Drescher, CEO of Mission Secure. “We are thrilled Carlos will be part of our leadership team. He will help take our products, services and customers to a new level of cyber defense for critical physical systems.”
“Protecting cyber physical systems like ships, cars, planes, oil rigs and more is a rapidly emerging and complex field requiring unique skills, understanding of the asset its and systems combined with strong cyber security capabilities. Mission Secure has a top notch team and an innovative solution that can make a difference to a real problem which will only grow exponentially as the physical and IT worlds merge,” said Carlos Solari. “I am happy and excited to be working with the team.”