Scott Sykes is the Chief Information Security Officer at Asurity. He oversees all aspects of securing the organization, its data and its customers data while ensuring compliance with relative standards and regulations.
He has over 15+ years of CISO experience, with successful track records building global security programs from scratch, with expertise in interfacing with regulatory entities of USA and EU governments.
Scott has twice built international security organizations, exhibiting skills in team building, technical acumen, and process implementations. He also successfully launched a Brussels, Belgium based network engineering consulting office.
He built and managed security organizations with operations in: Security Operations Center, GRC, Audits, Application Security, Infrastructure Security, and Customer Delivery. His teams built and operated all processes for incident response, SIEM monitoring, access/vulnerability management, security awareness training, vendor risk management, code testing, encryption key management, data and endpoint protection.
Scott also positioned his security organizations to be sales supporting. He would build key security functionality and then deliver the strategic messages to existing and potential clients. He ensured adherence to over 100 customer contracts and their unique security demands and also made sure new customers were comfortable with the organizations’ security postures, helping to seal new deals. By acting as a key point of contact for customers during sales and delivery, he played a vital role in closing new deals in new international markets.
Prior to Asurity, Scott was with Netcracker where he steered the company to full compliance with very stringent security requirements imposed by the Depart of Justice. At Tata Communications, he did the same and ensured the company remained compliant with CIFIUS security demands being monitored by the DOJ, FBI, DHS, and DOD. Earlier in his career he ran a network consulting practice for Lucent Technologies and successfully built a EU based office. His financial services experienced preceded with roles at Capital One, leading Security Strategy team and with Genworth, leading their web presence and all related security matters.
Scott has a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and his MBA from the Anderson School of UCLA. He holds several security industry certifications: CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CISA, CCSP (Cloud Security), Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate.