Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for alternative investment firms, today announced the appointment of Dave Parsons as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Parsons brings over 25 years of experience in the IT and security fields working primarily as a private security consultant for some of the largest financial services firms in the world, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Macquarie Bank.
“Cybersecurity is and will continue to be the most vital aspect of IT. Having someone of Dave’s caliber join our executive management team is a sign of our continued commitment to being a leader in our industry,” said Chris Grandi, CEO of Abacus Group.
Parsons will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction for security services at Abacus Group. “I am excited to join such an innovative company with a stellar reputation for service and look forward to working with the team on further enhancing their already extensive cybersecurity offering,” said Parsons.
Parsons has a master’s degree in information technology from Harvard University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has extensive knowledge and expertise in developing and managing information security programs and policies against compliance and regulatory requirements.