Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ben Edson founded VariQ in 2003, and has applied his business and cyber
security leadership into growing a professional services business which
focuses on State and Federal customers. As a positive-minded and results-driven
manager, his background uniquely complements his drive to deliver technical,
problem solving solutions while fostering lasting, trusted partnerships
with industry leaders. His specialties are in the areas of Cyber and Information
Security, Systems Design and Integration, and Program Management.
Prior to VariQ he held the position of Security Architect at MSD and Security
Consultant at Symantec where he performed numerous technical implementations
throughout the United States and Mexico for Fortune 100 and commercial
clients. Additionally he was the Business Manager for The Family Missions,
an international non-profit organization.
Ben holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University
of Phoenix, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science
in Information Telecommunications Systems from the Carey Business School
of Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he holds numerous current and
expired certifications including CISSP, SCSP, CISM, MCSE, CCNA, MSITS,
ACIA, and GCIH.