Announcing WhiteHawk's New Chief of Business Operations and CyberSecurity: Trevor Rudolph

by Terry Roberts

The WhiteHawk team is thrilled to welcome Trevor Rudolph as our new Chief of Business Operations and CyberSecurity.  Trevor will bring a strategic and pragmatic cyber risk perspective to our business operations and all of our CyberSecurity B2B online services and offerings.  

Trevor recently announced his resignation, after over 4 years as the Chief of the Cyber and National Security Division at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he led a team at the forefront of U.S. Government CyberSecurity Policy.  As the first ever chief of the Cyber and National Security Division, Rudolph managed the U.S. Government's 30-Day Cybersecurity Sprint and was the lead architect of both the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) and President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP).  Under Rudolph's leadership, the U.S. Government saw a 40% increase in the use of multi-factor authentication, a 50% reduction in the time to detect cyber incidents, and a 35% increase in cybersecurity spending.

As a White House leader on U.S. Government CyberSecurity trends, policy, and emerging threats, Trevor noted about WhiteHawk, “When you look at how cyber threats have evolved over the last 5-10 years, it does appear that mid-sized and small businesses are at a particular disadvantage as they typically don’t have in-house cybersecurity expertise and the vendor community has deprioritized them due to the perception of their spending power. These businesses make up a large percentage of our economy and have room to improve in the cybersecurity space; this seemed like a great opportunity to serve an undervalued segment of the business world.”  

In this role, Trevor will be responsible for the continuous management and improvement of WhiteHawk customer facing operations, with a focus on CyberSecurity best of breed practices, solutions and enablement while continuing to provide thought leadership across the global CyberSecurity Industry.