Lodestone Adds Security Veteran Francisco Donoso as Chief Technology Officer

Lewisville, TX
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Sep 1, 2023

Donoso’s deep cyber security experience, combined with his research and product development expertise, will provide critical support as the company expands its strategy.

Lodestone Security, LLC (Lodestone)—a global cyber security firm specializing in incident response, digital forensics, offensive security, and threat detection—today announced that it has named Francisco Donoso as its chief technology officer.

Donoso, a 15-year cyber security industry veteran, has deep expertise in offensive security, attacker tactics and methods, and digital forensics. He will lead the company’s technical strategy and guide the development of new products and services that expand the company’s offering portfolio and value proposition.

“I’m thrilled to introduce Francisco Donoso as the next addition to the Lodestone executive team,” said Alton Kizziah, CEO of Lodestone. “Fran brings immeasurable cyber security expertise – especially in the key areas of attacker tactics and defense. He also has a strong development background, which will serve us well as we build out the next chapter in Lodestone’s evolution.”

Donoso joins Lodestone from Kudelski Security, a Swiss-based cyber security solutions provider, where he was most recently vice president of product management. Prior roles at Kudelski include vice president of Security Strategy and Platforms, senior director of Global Security Strategy, and lead architect for the company’s managed security services. Other relevant experiences include being a senior security DevOps engineer for Randori, an attack surface management and Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART) platform that was recently acquired by IBM, as well as security engineering roles at FishNet Security, Secureworks, BEW Global, and Trustwave.

“I’m excited to join Lodestone and for the opportunity to help grow and expand the company’s business impact by protecting clients of all sizes and around the world,” said Donoso. “Lodestone has a solid relationship with thousands of Beazley insurance clients. With what we look to build, we’ll deliver a stronger security value proposition to this community of clients but also be positioned to support any client, of any size, in any geography.”

Donoso joins Lodestone at a pivotable time, with the company gearing up to expand its scope and focus on new cyber security products and services. On April 17, Lodestone added Darrell Switzer as vice president of professional services; on May 3, 2023 Alton Kizziah was introduced as the company’s new CEO; and on May 15 Erin Malone was introduced as Lodestone’s new chief revenue officer. The addition of Donoso brings the seasoned technical capacity to design and deliver new innovations that will fuel the company’s future.

About Lodestone

Lodestone is a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading specialist insurer Beazley specializing in incident response, digital forensics, offensive security, and threat detection.

Visit: https://beazley.security/
Media Contact:
Adrian Williams
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