Critical Start Leadership

Elena Khasanova
VP, Professional Services

Elena Khasanova is a cybersecurity evangelist enjoying growing and scaling start-up teams. Elena has 20 years of experience working both on the client and vendor sides, leading teams and engagements in the healthcare, airline, telecom, manufacturing, finance, and insurance sectors, while working for Artesyn, Dean Health Plan, CUNA Mutual, American Family Insurance, and Varonis.

In her immediately previous role Elena established Data Remediation and Governance program, opening a new source of revenue and strategic direction for the company; established  Partner Enablement program that extended Professional Services delivery and Customer Success framework to 23 Channel Partners in 9 countries; and founded bilingual customer and engineer Training and Certification center.

In her role with Critical Start, Elena is responsible for Incident Response and Professional Services teams complementing full MDR offering for prospects and existing customers.

Prior to Critical Start, Chris served as VP of Product for Dragos, the leader in industrial control systems security, and Qualys, the leading vulnerability management and compliance vendor. Chris has also held product leadership and direct product roles at Hexis Cyber (acquired by WatchGuard), Invincea (acquired by Sophos), Agent Logic (acquired by Informatica), and Lucid Security (acquired by TrustWave). Previously, Chris held security consulting and security architecture rules at SAIC, Booz Allen, and UBS.

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