Author: Demetrios “Laz” Lazarikos

Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized visionary for building Information Security, fraud, and big data analytics solutions, is the vArmour Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Laz has more than 30 years experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals. Laz’s past roles include: IT Security Researcher and Strategist at Blue Lava Consulting, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave), and a former PCI QSA. Laz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications.

What Makes vArmour Unique?

What Makes vArmour Unique?

Yesterday, we announced three talented new hires to vArmour - and are kicking off our blog series so you can get to know each one a bit better. We are starting today with our industry-veteran CISO, Laz, whose past roles include: I...
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Data Center Security: Controlling Threat in Your Facility

Data Center Security: Controlling Threat in Your Facility

Database breaches and cyber crime cost the global economy more than $400 billion on an annual basis and there is no evidence that these metrics are improving, in fact, they are getting worse. What is Making Matters Worse? The incr...
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Protecting Your Agile Data Center: You Can't Fight the New War With Old Tools

Protecting Your Agile Data Center: You Can't Fight the New War With Old Tools

Data infrastructure and function has experienced a paradigm shift with the enterprise progressing steadily in the age of cloud, apps and mobility, marking the end of the “perimeter” era for the computing environment. Yesterday’s f...
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