This October our Chief Security Officer, Christopher Pierson, was named recipient of the Best CISO/CSO Award at the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit in Washington, D.C. Over the past four years, Chris and his team have designed and implemented cybersecurity and compliance programs with a B2B-focused approach to earn the trust and goodwill of its customers and partners.
Chris accepted his award alongside other honorees at the 2015 FireEye Cyber Defense Summit, where former General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), delivered the keynote address. The Cyber Defense Summit, formerly known as MIRcon™, attracted a global gathering of business leaders and information security practitioners focused on today’s evolving threat landscape.
“I’m honored to receive this esteemed award on behalf of my team and all employees of Viewpost. Information Security is part of our company’s DNA and is a bedrock of our business network. It’s a pleasure to work with our cross-functional team of security, infrastructure and systems experts who live this every day to earn the trust of our customers and partners.”
– CPierson, EVP, CSO & General Counsel of Viewpost
Chris also serves as an appointed member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittees, is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, and serves as a member of the National Advisory Board of SecureWorld. Prior to joining Viewpost in 2012, he was the SVP, Chief Privacy Officer for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations.
“Chris has brought invaluable security experience, insight and leadership to Viewpost. He and his team have brilliantly developed the programs and systems which help ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to enjoy our secure, cloud-based network to exchange electronic invoices and payments. Through his leadership, our entire organization is unified in its advocacy for the pillars Chris has designed to protect our customers.”
– Max Eliscu, founder and CEO of Viewpost
Earlier this year, Viewpost was named winner of the 2015 CSO50 Award in recognition of the robust security built into its network architecture at the guidance of Pierson’s team. The annual award by IDG’s CSO recognizes the 50 security projects and initiatives that have delivered the most groundbreaking business value through the innovative application of risk and security concepts and technologies.