Industry Veteran, Former CISO, to join Core Security Senior Leadership Team
Boston, MA.-- September 23, 2013 – Core Security®, a leading provider of predictive security intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Eric W. Cowperthwaite to the newly created position of Vice President of Advanced Security and Strategy. Cowperthwaite, who previously served as System Director of Enterprise Security & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Providence Health & Services, a healthcare delivery organization with $12.5 billion in revenue, 32 hospitals and more than 65,000 employees, will be responsible for providing tactical and strategic leadership for product capabilities, market positioning, strategy and product placement.
“Eric’s deep knowledge and understanding of the security marketplace and his vision for where the market is heading, will be huge advantages to Core going forward,” said Mark Hatton, president and CEO at Core Security. “We look forward to adding Eric’s capabilities as a trusted advisor in the security world and his ability to be an effective voice for communicating trends and information from the market to Core. Eric is uniquely positioned to understand the need for predictive security intelligence solutions based on his role as a CISO in a highly-regulated industry, and his extensive experience with advanced security solutions as part of his consultant past. I am pleased to have him join our executive team and look forward to his contributions to the company's continued growth.”
Cowperthwaite brings more than 15 years of experience within the information security industry, and nearly 30 years in both physical and information security. Cowperthwaite served in the U.S. Army for 11 years, followed by nearly a decade at EDS. During his years at EDS, Eric worked as a System Engineer, Solution Architect and Information Security Consultant. This included serving as the first Information Security Officer for Medi-Cal and leading consulting teams in EDS’ US Consulting Services. For more than 6 years, he has served as the CISO of Providence Health & Services, where he helped to resolve a major security incident and led Providence through the first ever Health & Human Services Resolution Agreement and Corrective Action Plan for a healthcare Covered Entity. He attended California State University, Sacramento and earned a BS in Computer Engineering.
“I am thrilled to be joining Core and taking responsibility for security and strategy, and especially look forward to my role as the voice of the market, leveraging my experience as an enterprise CISO,” said Cowperthwaite. “Joining the company and leadership team at this time is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to the chance to help capitalize on the significant market opportunity in front of Core. I believe that Core is ready to make some very significant contributions to improving information security and I am looking forward to being part of driving that.”
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