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Rodrigo Marcos Alvarez is elected chair of CREST EU Council

CREST is delighted to announce that Rodrigo Marcos Alvarez has been elected as Chair of the EU Council.  The appointment will be ratified at the next EU Council meeting in April.

Rod is the Chief Executive Officer of SECFORCE Ltd, a penetration testing and red teaming consultancy.  Rod also contributes to the security community by leading an OWASP Local Chapter, mainly driven by the goal of increasing security awareness and providing an opportunity for individuals to acquire technical offensive security skills.

With 20 years’ experience in offensive security, Rod has a strong technical background.  Even though he still enjoys getting involved in the technical aspect of security and getting his hands dirty in “low level” stuff, Rod’s professional goals are around creating a rewarding and inspiring work environment, helping solve customer challenges and making the world a safer place – one IP address at a time.

As one of five CREST Regional Councils, the EU Council comprises ten elected member representatives and its role is to manage the CREST EU Chapter.  Along with the Chairs of the other Regional Councils, Rod sits on the CREST International Council.

“I am truly excited about this opportunity, and proud to work alongside the other members to have a positive impact in the IT security industry,” said Rod.

Rowland Johnson, President of CREST, said: “I am sure you will join me in extending our congratulations to Rod.  CREST is extremely grateful to Rod for standing for this critical role and I very much look forward to working with him.”