Full Name
Laz Lazarikos
Job Title
3x CISO and Co-Founder, Blue Lava
Blue Lava
Speaker Bio
Laz is 3x CISO, the President and Co-Founder of Blue Lava._
A recognized global authority for building cyber security, fraud, and data analytics solutions, Laz has more than 30 years’ experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs in financial services, technology, retail, hospitality, and transportation verticals._
Past roles include: CISO at vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave), Director of Technology at SGI, and the Director of Technology at EDS (acquired by HP).
No stranger to the boardroom, analyst, and investor community, Laz is an early stage investor and advisor to some of the most innovative companies in technology and cyber security. He is a Tech Partner at Rally Ventures and advises companies about trends with technology, cyber security, and go-to-market strategies.
Laz is a twice-decorated veteran, inventor of several patents, published author, and an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications._
Laz Lazarikos