David Chasteen is named Partner at SideChannel

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David has been delivering as a virtual CISO with SideChannel since 2019, most notably working with GoFundMe to build and lead their cybersecurity program. Before joining SideChannel, David served as the CISO for the San Francisco Police Department and previously as an Executive Officer of the CIA’s Covert Action Staff, a CTO at L-3 MPRI, and a founding member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He was a technical consultant for Amazon’s show Jack Ryan.

“We are very excited to name David as a Partner in the firm. His expertise and alignment to our values and mission is a welcome addition. With this announcement, SideChannel will build out a strong vCISO and cybersecurity delivery presence on the West Coast with David’s leadership,” notes Brian Haugli, Managing Partner.

David has been a leader and communicator on national security and information security for over two decades, with a particular focus on NIST framework, critical infrastructure security and advanced threat intelligence.

“I’m honored to be joining my friends and colleagues as a Partner at SideChannel. I have so much respect for the character and skill that the other Partners bring to this firm. I’m proud of how we’re able to help our clients secure their organizations at a time when the threat is so high and expertise is hard to come by. I’m looking forward to working with the other Partners to figure out how to best use our resources to help secure as many people as we can.”