Crum & Forster adds SVP to its chief information security officer’s role

Crum & Forster announces the promotion of Chris Holden to Senior Vice President

Crum & Forster on Tuesday said it promoted Chris Holden to senior vice president. Holden has served as the company’s chief information security officer since 2017 and will retain his CISO title and responsibilities in his new role. He will continue to focus on building and promoting a security culture throughout the organization and ensuring the security of the Morristown-based property & casualty insurance company’s information technology infrastructure.

“Chris has a proven track record in leading teams and projects to build resilient controls and meet regulatory requirements. He has been instrumental in building and maintaining Crum & Forster’s cybersecurity program, and we look forward to his continued leadership as we navigate an ever-evolving IT landscape,” Arleen Paladino, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Crum & Forster, said. “Chris’ promotion underscores Crum & Forster’s commitment to ensuring that our information assets are secure and our organization is well-protected from emerging threats.”

Before joining Crum & Forster, Holden held positions conducting digital forensics and incident response, penetration testing, software security engineering and risk management at Time, Hewlett-Packard, Protiviti and Alvarez & Marsal.

Holden is a Certified Cloud Security Professional and also holds Offensive Security Certified Professional, EnCase Certified Examiner program and GIAC Certified Incident Handler certifications.