Chris McDaniels named Mosaic451 chief information security officer
Mosaic451 of Phoenix, AZ announced on May 23 that it has appointed Air Force Cyber Operations veteran Christopher McDaniels as its new chief information security officer (CISO). McDaniels will work across all mission areas of the company to develop a proactive cybersecurity program for both Mosaic451 and its customers. Additionally, he will seek to operationalize Mosaic451 processes by driving the development of cutting edge standard operating procedures reinforced by a rigorous training program.
McDaniels is a US Air Force veteran with over 14 years of cyber operations experience defending enterprise networks. In addition to being a distinguished graduate and instructor of the US Air Force’s prestigious Weapons School’s Cyber Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, McDaniels holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science as well as a Master of Business Administration. He has extensive experience leading cybersecurity operations including directing the Intrusion Prevention and Response Flight for the US Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team. Before joining the Mosaic451 team, McDaniels served as the Chief of Adversary Cyber Integration and Chief of Training of the US Air Force Red Team, instructing and training US Air Force, Joint and Coalition warfighters by replicating current and emerging cyberspace threats.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Chris to the Mosaic451 team,” said Mosaic451 Managing Director Mike Baker. “Mosaic451 is dedicated to providing superior security services by combining the best technology with the deep industry knowledge of our staff. Core to our operational philosophy is that technologies are only as effective as those deploying them. Having a leader of Chris’s caliber greatly enhances our ability to provide the best cybersecurity services to our clients.”
“When I decided to transition away from the US Air Force, I worried that I would struggle to become part of an organization that made a difference – and then I met the team at Mosaic451. Mosaic451 protects some of the most critical networks in the world, using some of the most advanced technologies available, without forgetting that smart operators are key to any successful cybersecurity program. I’m honored to serve as the company’s CISO,” McDaniels said.