Echelon Risk + Cyber, a cybersecurity professional services firm, today announced the addition of Chad LeMaire as Chief Security Officer. Chad is a veteran who served in senior executive cybersecurity roles including the Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. As CSO, Chad will offer strategic advisory to Echelon clients and lead client-facing offensive and defensive security teams.
Chad is an accomplished senior cybersecurity executive and CIO with more than 30 years of experience leading large organizations and teams, as well as directing strategic cybersecurity efforts. He has held multiple senior level cybersecurity roles for large organizations where he identified cybersecurity gaps, authored strategies, and implemented cybersecurity capabilities. He was a qualified cyber warfare officer in the U.S. Air Force, commanded the Air Force Blue Team, and led cyber incident responses and vulnerability assessments on critical networks and systems within the Department of Defense. Chad pioneered the development of cyber protection teams and the concept of the Director of Cyber Forces within the Air Force. He also built and led small teams and large organizations which conducted offensive, defensive, and cybersecurity operations.
“We are excited and humbled to add someone of Chad’s caliber to our already high-performing team,” said Dan Desko, CEO of Echelon Risk + Cyber. “His unparalleled leadership combined with deep cybersecurity expertise and exemplary service to our country make him the perfect match for Echelon and our clients as we double down on our commitment to protect the basic human right to security and privacy.”
“Echelon’s mission, vision and values are extremely aligned with my passions for helping organizations improve their cybersecurity, and for growing and mentoring people,” said LeMaire. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help Echelon expand into new industries, develop our internal teams, and help our clients operationalize cybersecurity to make it part of their culture.”
Echelon Risk + Cyber is a cybersecurity professional services firm built on the belief that privacy and security are basic human rights. Echelon’s comprehensive suite of services are customized and right sized for each client, helping to solve even the most complex cybersecurity issues. Services include offensive security and testing; audits, assessments, and compliance; vCISO and comprehensive cybersecurity strategy; and defensive security services.
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