EVOTEK, the nation’s premier enabler of secure digital business, announced that it has hired former FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA), John Caruthers, as Business Information Security Officer (BISO) and Executive Advisor. Caruthers’s hire exhibits EVOTEK’s longtime commitment to further expand and strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities, protecting US businesses from cyberthreats of all kinds.
“John is an outstanding addition to our cybersecurity team,” said Jeff Klenner, President of EVOTEK. “His vast experience in federal law enforcement, including everything from drug cartels, crimes against children, and cyber-terrorism, give him unique insights and perspectives that we are excited to see impact and improve EVOTEK’s ability to protect our clients’ assets.”
In a decorated career spanning 27 years, Caruthers investigated all types of criminal activity and corruption. His last role was as SSA of the FBI’s San Diego Cyber National Security Squad where he led both national defense and the criminal cyber squads in defending US companies and interests abroad. John provided regular intelligence and board-level briefs to commercial organizations to better educate and inform their leaders. Upon his retirement from the FBI, he continues to raise cybersecurity awareness and educate on the threats cyber-attacks pose to domestic and international businesses.
“We are excited to have John join our team of Executive Advisors. He spent most of his career building relationships between agencies and US businesses in order to reduce threats to US persons and US interests through information sharing and collaboration. His experience with nation state actors, global cyber investigations, and delivering threat briefings to US businesses, provides him the ability to deliver both operational experience and executive knowledge to drive success,” said Macy Dennis, EVOTEK Chief Security Officer.
Founded in 2014, EVOTEK is purpose-built to assist enterprise customers with the changing IT landscape. EVOTEK is unique in its ability to support the hybrid space between traditional IT and a secure multi-cloud. EVOTEK’s Cybersecurity Practice is the fastest growing business at EVOTEK, with focuses on security advisory services, security architecture assessments, security program development, incident response, penetration testing, and vulnerability management services.
“EVOTEK is at the leading edge of business cybersecurity,” Caruthers said. “I am excited to work with a team of professionals as complete as the one here. The threats of cyberterrorism and attacks are increasing. Business at every level needs to address this threat. As part of this EVOTEK team, I’ll get a chance to do just that.”