the team

meet the team

CEO

Michael Henry

Michael Henry serves as the Chief Executive Officer Arbala Security. Prior to co-founding Arbala in March 2017, Michael served as Chief Information Officer of Digital Realty, the world’s leading-provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. During his tenure, Arbala has become a cybersecurity solution provider and integrator focused on delivering successful solutions for the largest organizations in the world. Michael’s business and technical leadership has been developed through years of Security, IT and transformation experience in global companies, across many different industries.

COO

Jason Videll

Jason Videll serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Arbala in August 2018, he was instrumental in scaling Critical Start’s business in Texas and Oklahoma. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Security Officer for TiVo. He’s led Global Incident Response and Forensic teams, managed outsourced security and compliance organizations for global companies, and designed virtual datacenter security solutions. Since joining Arbala, Jason has worked with our customers to address the business challenges of security, meeting their objectives, and helping them add more value to their organizations.

CSO

Mike Reyes

Mike Reyes serves as our Chief Security Officer. Before joining Arbala in May 2019, Mike led the security transformation efforts at Digital Realty. Prior roles include various leadership and architecture functions across the Fortune 500, Defense, Insurance and Finance sectors. He has been responsible for security architecture, engineering and operations in addition to leading incident response teams. During Mike’s tenure, he has helped customers develop strategically focused programs that are aligned with business objectives. Mike is also an active board member for the Cybersecurity Program at Southern Methodist University, acting as a strong advocate for improving future generations of cybersecurity talent and serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for COMPTIA, a global leader in certifications.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe our success is a direct result of an unwavering commitment to our beliefs:

We Listen

The right solutions can vary widely between organizations. Our deep expertise enables us to understand each customer’s environment and business needs and recommend the right mix of security controls to fit. Sometimes that means adding solutions from one of our partners. Other times it’s simply maximizing your use of an existing product, adding the right security headcount, improving processes, or changing configurations. In every case, our focus is identifying the path to measurably improve your security capabilities.

We Invest in Our Employees

We love what we do, and we want anyone that works with us to stay sharp.  100% of our team is certified, and we’re passionate and knowledgeable about security. We recognize the importance of attracting and retaining top talent. At our nimble, growing company expectations are high, but so are the rewards and respect.

We Move Fast, Create Value, Keep Improving

We’re all tired of year-long projects that aren’t connected to business value.  What’s ‘good enough’ today isn’t going to cut it in 12 months.  We hold ourselves and our partners to a very high standard. From capabilities, service delivery, and our MSSP, we expect the great things, and we’re never satisfied with the status quo. Our partners’ products and services go through a detailed Solution Validation process to ensure the highest standards are met before we recommend them to any customer.

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