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Business Observer Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 2 months ago

Former White House official joins area cybersecurity firm’s advisory board

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Earl Crane was a member of the National Security Council before joining Tampa-based Abacode.

TAMPA — Earl Crane, a former White House and Department of Homeland Security official, has joined the board of advisors of Abacode, a Tampa-based cybersecurity and compliance firm. 

Crane, according to a press release, was a member of the White House National Security Council. He also served as director of cybersecurity strategy for the Department of Homeland Security.

"I'm excited to have Earl join our board of advisors," Abacode CEO Michael Ferris states in the release. "His extensive experience at the highest levels of cybersecurity and federal policy will bring a breadth of knowledge to our fast-growing team and will provide essential guidance as we help partners and clients solve their most critical cybersecurity and compliance challenges.”

Crane, the release states, also serves as an adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and a cybersecurity fellow at the University of Texas. 

"Cybersecurity is a team effort and firms need the right intel, insight, expertise and resources necessary to defend their systems,” Crane states in the release. “Having Abacode on your team expands your capabilities to defend against some of the most pressing online threats."   

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