Security solutions provider Webroot has landed Gary Hayslip as its chief information security officer (CISO). Hayslip is well-known in security circles as the CISO and deputy director for the City of San Diego, where he was the driving force behind the Smart City initiative. He is the co-author of The CISO Desk Reference Guide.Hayslip is expected to guide Webroot\u2019s information security program and contribute to product strategy. His real-world expertise will help ensure Webroot, which sells endpoint security, network protection, and cloud-based intelligence services, meets and anticipates the needs of its business and consumer customers.\u201cGary has been at the leading edge of cybersecurity innovation for decades, most recently with his Smart City initiative for San Diego,\u201d said John Post, chief financial officer of Webroot, in a press release announcing the hiring. \u201cHe literally co-wrote the book on best practices for CISOs, and will strengthen our internal InfoSec rigor, while serving as the voice of our most advanced customers for product development.\u201dHayslip will provide enterprise risk management for Webroot, helping the company cultivate its security program in a flexible and secure manner to meet Webroot\u2019s growing needs. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of all information security strategies at Webroot, including the creation and enforcement of the company\u2019s information security policies, standards, procedures and internal controls. In his role, Hayslip will regularly interface with customers, especially managed service providers (MSPs), to help them realize the potential of advanced cybersecurity to build their businesses.\u201cWebroot is a forward-leaning company in the security space,\u201d Hayslip said in a press release. \u201cI\u2019m excited to lead conversations around the \u2018Internet of Everything,\u2019 and focus on helping partners build profitable security practices.\u201d\u00a0Hayslip is co-chair for Cybertech and an active member of ISSA, ISACA, OWASP and InfraGard. Hayslip's certifications include CISSP, CISA and CRISC, and he has more than 25 years\u2019 experience in information security.What do you think of this hire? Leave your comment on our Facebook page.