Eric Schlesinger

Eric Schlesinger

  • CISO
  • Polaris Alpha

Mr. Schlesinger is a results-focused professional with 25 years of experience and an excellent track record of conceptualizing and directing the development of advanced security solutions while building and managing IT infrastructure for global organizations.

Mr. Schlesinger leads corporate-wide strategic operational activities, including multidisciplinary security teams focused on innovation, analytics, exploitation, cloud-based implementations and virtualization. Specifically, he was instrumental in leading the launch of: CyberViglilance™, a security service offering that addresses the current and targeted future state of any organizations security footprint while delivering effective, compliant, and proven cybersecurity that adds depth and value to any digital defense posture; the Security Oversight Board, an initiative that brings engineers, management, and external partners together for cross-boundary, security-minded collaboration; and the Flexible Innovation Tank (FIT) which delivers a secure, private cloud-based environment for proof of concept and rapid development of new capabilities.

Prior to his Chief Information Security Officer role at Polaris Alpha, Mr. Schlesinger served as the Executive Director Security and Infrastructure Operations at AOL Advertising, an affiliate of American Online. He was responsible for managing the integration of the infrastructure and overall security posture for eight diverse advertising companies which became the AOL Advertising entity. Mr. Schlesinger also served as the Vice President of Global Operations for USinternetworking, Inc., an AT&T company.

Mr. Schlesinger holds an M.S. in Business and Technology Management from Stevenson University, a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and many several industry certifications such as the CISSP and CRISC.