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Compliance-focused MSSP Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Names Ashley Devoto President

Credit: Cerberus

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation, a Top 250 MSSP focused on managed compliance services, has promoted Ashley Devoto to president. Devoto also remains chief information security officer (CISO) while guiding Cerberus Sentinel's global cybersecurity strategy and operations, the company stated.

Devoto expressed her enthusiasm over her appointment to company president:

"Cerberus Sentinel is unique among cybersecurity providers because we are thinking about the problem differently and are looking to disrupt the product-centric status quo. I am excited to expand my role to help bring substantive change to how our clients protect themselves from cyber risk.”

U.S. Air Force Cyber Warrior

Ashley Devoto, Cerberus Sentinel president.
Ashley Devoto, Cerberus Sentinel president.

Devoto has 17 years of experience delivering cybersecurity programs for large, diverse organizations in both government and commercial enterprises. Prior to joining Cerberus, she served as chief information security officer for Booz Allen Hamilton and business information security officer at Bank of America.

Devoto is a former U.S. Air Force cyberspace operations officer. Additionally, she led defensive cyberspace operational planning supporting multiple geographies and theaters of operations for the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and led strategic cyber force development initiatives at the Pentagon.

Cerberus Sentinel CEO David Jemmett explained the advantage of having Devoto lead the company:

“It is vital that the CISO be empowered as a leader in an organization. By naming Ashley as president and CISO, we are enabling her to combine her strategic mindset and deep technical expertise to help lead the company. She brings extensive leadership experience across military, financial services, and professional services organizations.”

About Cerberus Sentinel

Cerberus Sentinel, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a variety of managed security services, including:

  • Assessment
  • Incident response
  • Security operations center (SOC)
  • Testing
  • Training

Cerberus Sentinel has extensive M&A experience, having acquired multiple MSSPs and security-driven MSPs. Most of the M&A deals involve stock-driven transactions.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.