Chief Information Security Officer
Alex Holden is the founder and Chief Information Security Officer of Hold Security, LLC. His experience unites work from leadership positions within the corporate information security practice and security consulting experience. Mr. Holden works with clients to address their IT security, investigative, and forensics issues, ranging from penetration testing and critical incident response to full-scale security solutions.
Alex Holden | Chief Information Security Officer
Mr. Holden is credited with the discovery of many high profile breaches including Adobe Systems, JPMorgan, and the independent discovery of the Target breach. In 2014, he led Hold Security to discover the largest breach of data to-date (CyberVor): 1.2 billion stolen credentials gathered from 420,000 exploited web sites.
Under his direction, Hold Security is helping businesses of all sizes with their data security needs, including Fortune Global 500 companies. Considered one of the leading security experts, Mr. Holden regularly voices his expert opinion in the mainstream media including CNN, New York Times, and Reuters.
Mr. Holden works with clients to address their IT security, investigative, and forensics issues, ranging from penetration testing and critical incident response to full-scale security solutions. A nationally-recognized expert in designing, maintaining, and auditing information security solutions; Mr. Holden has over 15 years of experience in computer security and networking. By designing, implementing, and maintaining company-wide, end-to-end security solutions, Mr. Holden works with all the areas of a company to assess security risks, design policies to comply with HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and SEC/FINRA regulations, identify and fix security issues, as well as successfully lead the enterprise to pass internal and external IT security audits.
Prior to joining the consulting world, Mr. Holden worked for over 10 years as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large brokerage firm in the United States. He also has extensive experience in Windows, Unix, and network administration along with corporate information security governance. He holds a number of IT certifications, including CISSP. Mr. Holden is a frequent speaker on IT security issues, and teaches IT and business security education programs.