VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RealWear, Inc. today announced the strategic hire of Patrick Neise, D.Eng as Chief Information Security Officer of RealWear.
“Data protection is a fundamental requirement for every industrial customer working to create a safer and more productive connected workforce,” said Andy Lowery, Cofounder and CEO of RealWear. “We are thrilled to have Patrick on board as our first CISO. We will continue to build security and data protection into everything we do. Patrick is the next piece of our plan to ensure RealWear is the safe, secure choice for deploying industrial hands-free wearables at a large scale.”
Patrick is highly regarded as an expert in the information security field. Most recently, he served as a cybersecurity professional at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and a defense consulting firm. Patrick has consulted for a variety of top defense and private sector companies on digital strategy, information security and penetration testing. Prior to APL, he served as the Red Team Mission Director in support of Department of Defense and US Government security efforts and the initial development efforts for US Cyber Command’s Cyber Protection Teams.
“This is a chance of a lifetime to be a part of a movement to safely and securely connect every worker to the digital information they need at the right time and at the right place,” said Patrick Neise, RealWear’s new Chief Security and Information Officer.
Patrick is a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander, serving the latter part of his career in the Information Warfare Community. Prior to that, Neise and Lowery served together as Navy Nuclear Power Engineering Officers.
“Early in our careers we worked in the Navy Nuclear Program together and I can attest to his intellect,” Lowery stated. “I served on aircraft carriers and Patrick on submarines; nevertheless, he has many other redeeming qualities.”
RealWear® is a knowledge transfer company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product is the HMT-1®, the first ruggedized head-mounted wearable Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. The hands-free monocular HMT-1 is purpose-built for Connected Worker programs in the industrial enterprise, safely controlled with your voice, even in noisy environments. With a growing number of hands-free partner solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization and digital workflow solutions. Global leaders in energy, manufacturing and automotive industries trust the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 to empower and connect their global workforce.