Dallas, TX – January 11, 2018 – DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services, today announced the appointment of Mark Houpt as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Mr. Houpt joined DataBank as part of the Edge Hosting acquisition and brings over twenty-five years of information security and information technology experience across a diverse range of industries and institutions. In this newly created leadership position, Mark will drive DataBank’s information security and compliance initiatives to ensure that the company’s solutions continuously meet the rigorous compliance and cyber-security standards our customers demand. In addition to managing a team of dedicated security and compliance engineers, Mark will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s security program roadmap and datacenter compliance programs.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that our customers are demanding a higher level of security and compliance practices to safeguard their mission-critical business data from ever-changing cyber-threats,” stated Raul K. Martynek, CEO, DataBank. “Mark brings a comprehensive skill set and proven success record that will play a critical role in driving DataBank’s vision of incorporating advanced security and compliance capabilities into all of our core colocation, cloud and network offerings.”
Mark holds an MS-ISA (Masters Information Security and Assurance), numerous security and technical certifications (CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Security +, Network+) and qualified for DoD IAT Level III, IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor positions and responsibilities.
About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.
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