Mark Houpt Appointed as Chief Information Security Officer for DataBank

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Information security and compliance continue to be an integral part of DataBank's products and services.

Mark Houpt, CISO
It's becoming increasingly clear that our customers are demanding a higher level of security and compliance practices to safeguard their mission-critical business data from ever-changing cyber-threats," stated Raul K. Martynek, CEO, DataBank.

DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services, today announced the appointment of Mark Houpt as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Mr. Houpt joined DataBank as part of the Edge Hosting acquisition and brings over twenty-five years of information security and information technology experience across a diverse range of industries and institutions. In this newly created leadership position, Mark will drive DataBank’s information security and compliance initiatives to ensure that the company’s solutions continuously meet the rigorous compliance and cyber-security standards our customers demand. In addition to managing a team of dedicated security and compliance engineers, Mark will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s security program roadmap and datacenter compliance programs.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that our customers are demanding a higher level of security and compliance practices to safeguard their mission-critical business data from ever-changing cyber-threats,” stated Raul K. Martynek, CEO, DataBank. “Mark brings a comprehensive skill set and proven success record that will play a critical role in driving DataBank’s vision of incorporating advanced security and compliance capabilities into all of our core colocation, cloud and network offerings.”

Mark holds an MS-ISA (Masters Information Security and Assurance), numerous security and technical certifications (CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Security +, Network+) and qualified for DoD IAT Level III, IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor positions and responsibilities.

Mark will lead a webcast sponsored by the HIMSS Learning Center titled, How to Make Continuous Monitoring an Integral Part of your Security and Compliance Strategy. For more information on the webcast or to register click here.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of secure enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. Databank's managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, Texas. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit or call 1(800) 840-7533.

About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.

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