HONG KONG, 2 Apr 2019 – Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain software protocol – the fastest public blockchain protocol in the market – announced today that Eddie Schwartz, former Executive Vice President of Cyber Services at DarkMatter and a renowned cybersecurity veteran, has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schwartz will serve as a member of the Block.one Executive Committee. As CISO, he is responsible for the strategy and daily direction of the firm’s global cyber security program.
Over an impressive career that spans three decades, Schwartz has held numerous executive leadership positions. Prior to his role as EVP of Cyber Services at DarkMatter, a cyber security and digital transformation company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, he was Chief Operating Officer for the pioneering advertising fraud firm WhiteOps, Inc., VP and Global Leader for Cyber Security Solutions at Verizon, VP and Chief Security Officer for RSA.
“I am elated to be joining a pioneering company like Block.one, which is at the forefront of the information technology landscape with its bold mission to create a more secure and connected world,” commented Schwartz. “Given the extent to which security is prized in the realm of blockchain, it is all the more important that our company as a blockchain solutions provider uphold this value by ensuring that every aspect of our company’s applications and operations are developed and conducted in a safe, secure and risk-appropriate manner.”
In addition to his professional roles, Schwartz has served on the Board of Advisors for multiple early stage companies and startups, including Observable Networks and My Digital Shield. He has also led global security industry working groups as a member of the International Board of Directors of ISACA and Chairman of ISACA’s Global Cyber Security Taskforce, and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat of the U.S. Financial Services Roundtable. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, and George Mason University Management School’s Top 100 Patriots Award.
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