Recognized Cybersecurity Veteran to Bolster Expertise and Services Available to Apollo Clients
Los Gatos, CA – September 1, 2020 – Apollo Information Systems, a recognized, industry-leading provider of network and cybersecurity solutions and services, announces Andy Bennett has joined the company’s executive team as Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Bennett’s responsibilities include leadership of Apollo’s rapidly expanding professional services business, expansion of Apollo solutions to address the most urgent cyberthreats, and direction of the company’s internal cybersecurity program.
Bennett is a recognized cybersecurity leader who architected the security for the State of Texas’ Next Gen Datacenter Services Program, established a statewide MFA program, operationalized the first full spectrum MSSP program for the entire state, and led the response to over 100 high profile ransomware attacks in Texas in conjunction with state, local, and federal law enforcement. Most notably, in August of 2019, he was the Incident Commander who led the successful response to the largest coordinated cyberattack against a local government in US history.
“Andy Bennett represents the continued investments that Apollo is making to deliver extraordinary value and an unmatched level of expertise to our clients to prepare their defenses against cyberattacks targeting their organization,” said Mike Guglielmo, CEO of Apollo. “Our clients now have access to one of the country’s most practiced ransomware and incident response experts as a partner to their cybersecurity team.”
“I chose to join Apollo because of our strategic, CISO-led and business-aligned approach focused on supporting our clients’ business success by protecting their most valuable assets,” said Andy Bennett. “Apollo is at the forefront of the industry, with its top-tier expert resources, leading-edge security solutions, and commitment to successful outcomes for our clients. When I moved on from public service, I needed to find a place where I could continue to do good and I have found it in Apollo.” Prior to joining Apollo, Bennett served as the Deputy CISO for the State of Texas, led enterprise identity operations for the largest non-federal agency in the country, directed a digital forensics and cybersecurity research center, and has delivered solutions across the enterprise and across sectors from Higher Education and Government, to Oil and Gas, Retail, Banking and Finance, Applied Research, and Law Enforcement. Bennett also held IT and security roles at Sam Houston State University and SAIC.
About Apollo Information Systems
Apollo Information Systems, Corp, is a national IT and cybersecurity value-added reseller founded in 2002 to enable our enterprise and government clients to effectively respond to the rapid rise in cybercrime. Apollo is led by battle-tested Chief Information Security Officers with real-world operational experience across multiple industry verticals and government branches. Apollo provides the most advanced security solutions from industry leaders, combined with our expert advisory and professional services with our commitment to the success of our clients.