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Demetrios Lazarikos

Blue Lava

Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized authority for building Information Security, fraud, and big data solutions, is the Co-Founder of Blue Lava. Laz has 30+ years of experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals. His past roles include: CISO for vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (TrustWave), and a former PCI QSA. Laz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several Information Security certifications.