KNOXVILLE, TENN. – August 18, 2021 – Avertium, the cybersecurity services provider that companies turn to when they want more than standard security services, today announced Scott Hrastar has joined the Avertium team as Chief Technology Officer. Hrastar will be leading the advancement of Avertium’s technology and service delivery platforms, driving new innovation and continuous evolution. Hrastar will be based out of Atlanta.
Hrastar is an accomplished innovator and has authored 32 patents. As CTO and co-founder of AirDefense, he led the development of the world’s first wireless intrusion detection and protection solution and helped grow a business that reached more than half of the Fortune 100. In recognition of this innovation, InfoWorld selected him as one of the world’s top 25 CTOs in 2005. Over the past 7 years, Hrastar was CTO for Mosley Ventures helping with automation, security, AI, and ML, and most importantly, helping tie to the customer story and sales journey.
“The scale of the cybersecurity problems the world faces will only continue to escalate into the future,” says Scott. “Development and adoption of advanced technologies supporting data enrichment and predictive analytics are an opportunity to tip the balance back in our favor. I’m excited to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to tackling this problem for Avertium’s rapidly growing customer base.”
“Scott is a highly sought-after leader and technology expert that we are proud to welcome to our team,” adds Avertium CEO, Jeff Schmidt. “Avertium’s exponential growth is a testament to our employees and our mission to keep our customer’s information safe. Scott’s leadership, forward-thinking, knowledge base, and enthusiasm will be part of the fabric of our culture and technology edge that Avertium is so well known for.”
Hrastar holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Ohio State University, where he graduated as a Presidential Honor Scholar, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Hrastar is available to speak to news outlets and businesses about cybersecurity news headlines in a timely manner or for educational purposes. Please reach out to Tommy Smith (Tommy.Smith@avertium.com), Avertium’s VP of Marketing, to arrange an interview.
Avertium is the managed security and consulting provider that companies turn to for end-to-end cybersecurity solutions that attack the chaos of the cybersecurity landscape with context. By fusing together human expertise and a business-first mindset with the right combination of technology and threat intelligence, Avertium delivers a more comprehensive, more programmatic approach to cybersecurity – one that drives action on the ground and influence in the boardroom.
That’s why over 1,200 mid-market and enterprise-level organizations across 15 industries turn to Avertium when they want to be more efficient, more effective, and more resilient when waging today’s cyber war. Show no weakness.®