Comodo names former White House CIO as cyber vice president

CLIFTON, NJ June 21, 2017 Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, announced today the appointment of Carlos Solari as vice president of cyber security services.  Carlos will help lead efforts to expand on a growing Managed Security Services (MSS) line of business. MSS as it relates to the web, the Internet of Things and Industrial Control Systems is at the front lines of cyber security.

Solari has a vast knowledge of IT and national cyber security, most notably serving as CIO for the White House from 2002-2005, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the strategy and enterprise architecture for major systems renovation, covering all aspects of the enterprise computing serving the White House and its supporting offices. Prior to joining the White House, Solari had 20+ years of public service experience, including 13 years in the army and six with the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division managing several large-scope, full life-cycle IT programs for the FBI.

Solari’s previous roles in the private sector include Mission Secure Inc, where he focused on the security of industrial systems, with Computer Science Corp where he served as GM/VP of global security services for Fortune 500 companies and government clients and as cyber security lead at Alcatel Lucent / Bell Labs Solari. It was at Bell Labs that he and colleagues worked to define the methods for design of security embedded in systems – security by design – where he wrote (with contributors) Security in a Web 2.0+ World.

“I’m truly thrilled to join the Comodo team where security innovation is the one constant, in the DNA of the company, for solving very difficult cyber challenges,” said Solari. “One can’t help but get caught up in the energy of this young, vibrant, multi-national company bringing security solutions to market that challenge the status quo of old thinking with the new and innovative.”