Businesses are increasingly concerned with cybersecurity as teh threat landscape continues to escalate–and as a managed servoce provider, the security function has become critical for the uptake of managed and cloud services. To that end, EarthLink has appointed Peter Chronis to the new role of chief security officer. Chronis has led all aspects of the company’s information security and IT risk management program since 2007.
He has 15 years of experience using technology to manage risk in the telecommunications, healthcare, financial and IT services industries.
“Protecting customers has been part of EarthLink’s DNA for 20 years,” Chronis said. “Today’s regulatory and threat landscape is more complex and our customers rely on EarthLink to serve as a trusted advisor. Our role in helping customers achieve their compliance objectives, keep their networks and data secure and have a safe online experience has never been more important. We’re committed to continuing to develop leading-edge information and network security products and services.”
Rick Froehlich, executive vice president of product and consumer at EarthLink added, “Appointment of Peter Chronis to this key chief security officer role is a measure of how committed EarthLink is to delivering business and consumer products and services our customers rely on to help keep them safe. Peter is a security evangelist and thought-leader, and I’m confident that he will continue to innovate with next-generation network security services and sophisticated cyber threat management techniques and strategies.”