Writer: VAl King

Writer Opinion: Val King

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CEO – Whitehat Virtual Technologies
Whitehat Virtual Technologies is a nationally ranked top 100 technology services provider serving clients in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, specializing in security, compliance, desktop virtualization, cloud, hosting, and managed IT services.

CEO – Ascent Portal
The Ascent Security Compliance Portal is a secure, real-time, collaborative web-based platform helping SMB organizations manage their Governance, Risk, and Compliance risk across 50+ frameworks of controls, including HIPAA, HITECH, NIST, ISO 27001, etc. Modules include: Assessment & Compliance, Governance, Risk Assessments, Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Vendor Management, Audit Management, Security Training, and Reporting.

As CEO of Whitehat Virtual Technologies, founded in 2012, and Ascent Portal, founded in 2015, Val is responsible for day-to-day operations and leading product development and Technology strategy.

Val consults with client leadership teams outside of day-to-day operations to help them understand and manage IT from the C-Suite, secure their organizations, and extract maximum value from their IT investment.

Val embraces an unconventional approach towards IT Operations, prioritizing user experience over infrastructural excellence as the key IT operations benchmark. In today’s fractured cybersecurity landscape, Val stands apart, advocating for collective action over solitary pursuits. Val states that isolated investments in security by individual companies are not sufficient to ward off advanced, organized cybercrime organizations.

Val lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and father of two daughters.

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