NetWorks Group Names Michael Cross VP of Operations, Focus on Managed Security Services

NetWorks Group Names Michael Cross VP of Operations, Focus on Managed Security Services

ANN ARBOR, MI - March 10, 2021 - NetWorks Group, an Ethical Hacking and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), announced today that Michael Cross has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Cross will be responsible for overseeing corporate operations and will lead the Managed Security Services Team.

Cross has over two decades of experience in information technology and operations, including 8 years as Chief Information Officer at Greenleaf Hospitality Group. Cross’s varied experience also includes technical and leadership roles in government, healthcare, manufacturing, and consulting industries. Cross holds a B.S. in Business Management.

The appointment of Cross follows a transitional year for NetWorks Group and its customers. In light of COVID-19, businesses have had to quickly adjust their technology strategy, including adoption of remote workforces and transition to cloud-based workloads. As a result, security challenges have grown and the threat landscape has shifted. As organizations look to “circle the wagons” and focus on their core business, NetWorks Group has seen the increased desire from its customers to partner with experts to address these critical security concerns. Interest in NetWorks Group’s Managed Security Services has exploded as organizations feel the pressure to reduce costs while improving security outcomes.  

“We created this role to further our commitment to operational excellence and providing security services that matter to our customers.” Said NetWorks Group President David Howard.   “I’ve worked with Michael for many years and respect his integrity and accomplishments as CIO.  I’m excited to have him on the team as he brings an ideal background to help us continue to develop and deliver meaningful security services to our customers.” 

In reaction to his appointment, Cross had this to say: “As a former customer of NetWorks Group, I have the unique experience of seeing first-hand the world class information security solutions the NetWorks Group team delivers. I am excited to bring my passion for service and operational excellence to the NetWorks Group team and look forward to helping grow our offerings. No longer will NetWorks Group be the best-kept secret in the industry!”

Looking forward, NetWorks Group continues to focus on driving value for its customers. NetWorks Group’s strategy includes continued growth in managed security services that assist customers to assess, architect, and operate secure networks. NetWorks Group will continue to adapt its offerings to address the changing threat landscape, allowing customers to focus on their core business. Leveraging depth and breadth of experience, NetWorks Group seeks to demonstrate thought leadership in information security services and become a voice of security for its customers.  

About NetWorks Group

NetWorks Group is an Ethical Hacking and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) with practices in Offensive Security, Defensive Security, and Compliance.  Founded in 1997, we have over 20 years of experience delivering services that improve security outcomes.  Our services are built to provide our customers with a clear risk-informed understanding of their security, so they can invest where it matters.  Our unique approach to security not only helps our customers stay ahead of cyber criminals, but also helps reduce cost and increase efficiency.

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