iShift Press Release

Accomplished cybersecurity expert and seasoned technology executive Rich Dussliere will play a pivotal role in fortifying iShift’s commitment to innovative Information Security solutions

Scottsdale, AZ – January 16, 2024. iShift, a technology company focused on providing innovative Information Security solutions based in Arizona, announced that Rich Dussliere, an experienced cybersecurity expert and technology executive, has joined the company to head the Office of the CISO and vCISO services.

Rich Dussliere is a highly experienced technology executive recognized for his expertise in security, technology, and privacy. Rich’s keen ability to build consensus across business and technology sectors contributed to his success in directing the development of secure tech solutions that propelled the organizations he worked at forward in their security posture.

Driven by the principle that business and technology interests need to be in alignment, Rich has accumulated significant knowhow in building and maintaining realistic security strategies. His experience spans diverse sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare, where he successfully instilled board and leadership confidence in the effectiveness of people, processes, and technology investments. Known for his pragmatic approach to security investments, Rich emphasizes the importance of clear secure-tech objectives aligned with business goals and the need for a roadmap that safeguards organizations from service interruptions and attacks.

As a cybersecurity practitioner, Rich is leveraging his real-world experiences as a technology leader to help organizations close the gaps on the friction points that naturally evolve as cybersecurity challenges become more visible to leadership and the Board.

In his role, Rich will spearhead security, governance, and privacy engagements, instilling a security-first mindset across iShift’s diverse portfolio of services. With a distinguished background as a Chief Information Security Officer in highly regulated industries, Rich’s executive-level insights will be instrumental in guiding iShift’s clients towards robust cybersecurity strategies.

Mark Googins, CEO of iShift, expressed his enthusiasm about the addition of Rich Dussliere to the team: “As we continue our pursuit of tech innovation that is inherently tied to the business goals of our clients, we worked hard to design a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services offering that is tailored to meet the needs of organizations that lack the talent, knowhow, and capital resources inhouse. Cybersecurity threats are a real potential nightmare for every company no matter the size, and we can help our clients avoid these nightmares. Rich is well-positioned to lead and strengthen their cybersecurity initiatives, drawing from years of experience in the industry. I truly believe his expertise can make a significant impact on fortifying their defenses.”

Rich Dussliere commented on his new role: “I am excited to join iShift at a time when the need for robust cybersecurity is paramount. Together with the exceptional team at iShift, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the vCISO space, delivering unparalleled security solutions to our clients.”

iShift’s Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service stands out in the market due to its innovative approach leveraging the latest technology. The service is powered by AI and automation, ensuring continuous assessment of an organization’s cybersecurity posture, strategic remediation plans, and proactive risk reduction.

Key Highlights of the iShift vCISO Service:

  • Real-life CISO Expertise: Rich Dussliere’s executive-level insights and experience in highly regulated industries.
  • AI-Powered Automation: Advanced AI technology continuously assesses and enhances organizations’ cybersecurity posture.
  • Proactive Risk Reduction: Proactive approach to risk management with strategic remediation plans that mitigate potential threats.

iShift’s dedication to innovation and cybersecurity excellence is further solidified with the launch of its vCISO practice and the appointment of Rich Dussliere at its helm. Organizations partnering with iShift can anticipate a holistic and technologically advanced approach to fortifying their cybersecurity defenses.

For more information about the iShift vCISO service, please contact us at (480) 477-5050.

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iShift is a technology company renowned for delivering innovative Information Security solutions. With a focus on business-aligned tech innovation, iShift provides cutting-edge services and products to clients across diverse industries. We partner with our clients and tailor our services to their unique needs. We also help organizations optimize their IT infrastructure, subscriptions, and applications. For more information on how our offerings empower businesses, visit