In response to a stream of security threats, the expanding use of remote access applications and increasing client demand for access to pertinent information, Perkins will oversee the management of all existing security policies and procedures, as well as the ongoing development of the firm’s risk management strategy. This role centralizes all resources and functions responsible for identifying and managing information security across WMSI’s entire book of business to proactively safeguard client interests, according to WMSI.
Perkins is assuming responsibility for the design and future development of WMSI’s enterprise-wide information security strategies and policies; he will report to BJ Ralston, WMSI’s chief compliance officer (CCO), and is based in WMSI’s Boston office.
“We strive to deliver the latest in content management and optimization technologies to help our clients personalize service delivery for all end-users,” says John Geli, WMSI’s CEO. “Operating in this environment, we recognize that WMSI and our clients are facing a more complex set of risk and information security challenges than ever before.”
Perkins has extensive experience in information technology (IT) disciplines, having held leadership positions at Fiserv, Allstate and Thomson Reuters. He holds several industry certifications, most notably, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.