SOURCE: FireHost, Inc.

FireHost, Inc.

October 19, 2010 08:08 ET

Security Expert and Author Chris Davis Joins FireHost as Director of Security and Compliance

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Taking further steps to ensure the security of clients' online data and websites, FireHost, the leading secure, managed hosting provider, has hired Chris Davis as the company's director of security and compliance. Mr. Davis, a seasoned security expert and author brings with him more than a decade of experience in public and private sectors. Some of his written achievements and contributions include Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics, IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Anti-Hacker Toolkit, and The Computer Security Handbook 5th Ed.

"Security surrounds everything we do at FireHost. We take the job of protecting our clients very seriously and hire only the best of the best to help achieve this goal. Chris Davis is a natural addition," said Chris Drake, founder and CEO of FireHost. "Chris brings a tremendous amount of security, compliance and auditing experience to the table, which will benefit our clients. He also shares our passion for innovation, making him an even tighter fit with our team."

Mr. Davis, whose credentials include CISSP, CISA, CCNP and ITIL, began his career in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program. He has since held key security and technical roles at companies such as Accudata Systems, Critical Start, Texas Instruments, and eForensics. In addition to his government and corporate positions, Mr. Davis is a frequently published author. He has written or contributed to eight books, each of which focused on technology auditing, computer forensics, or security. Several volumes of these books have been incorporated into the coursework at institutions including Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California and University of Texas.

"Throughout my career, I have been drawn to companies that focus on doing security right. I was immediately attracted to the fact that FireHost has pushed their service standard well beyond the standards that other hosting providers have set," said Davis. "FireHost has a strong passion for creating sophisticated, secure hosting offerings that don't exist elsewhere. I look forward to making a contribution to an already terrific catalog of hosting solutions, and being a part of this energetic team."

FireHost will see nearly 200 percent growth in 2010, with the majority of its growth in the healthcare, Ecommerce, and security industries. FireHost offers an attractive, affordable alternative to traditional dedicated hosting.

About FireHost, Inc.
FireHost, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas-based secure managed hosting company that delivers enterprise-quality hosting solutions. Specializing in protecting websites with compliance and high traffic needs, FireHost makes hacker prevention a standard part of every hosting plan. Advanced security combined with a comprehensive portfolio of hosting solutions helps FireHost protect companies of all sizes from threats to their Web sites, Web applications, and other valuable data.

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