ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has announced that it has named leading cybersecurity expert Kate Fazzini to its Board of Directors.

Fazzini is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity at Georgetown University and has served as a cybersecurity reporter for The Wall Street Journal and CNBC, having previously held cybersecurity roles at JPMorgan Chase and Promontory Financial Group. She recently founded and is CEO of a cybersecurity communications firm called Flore Albo LLC, one of Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses. Fazzini’s book, Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime, which included her in-depth interviews with a number of cybercriminals and law enforcement professionals, was published in 2019.

“I’m honored to join the Board of such a critical organization in the technology ecosystem,” said Fazzini. “As one of the world’s largest hardware recyclers, ERI is on the forefront of secure data destruction, a cybersecurity imperative and soon-to-be necessity for all large organizations. ERI is also so important as an environmental partner to numerous big tech firms. Controlling e-waste is an exciting area, especially in terms of its urgency for the environment, its importance for public safety and its potential for exponential growth. ERI’s leadership has been unparalleled in this arena.”

“We are honored to have Kate Fazzini join our board,” said John Shegerian, ERI’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. “Her insights and knowledge on the topic of cybersecurity position her as one of the world’s leading authorities on the topic. With cybersecurity and the prevention of hardware hacking being such an integral part of our business at ERI, I know we will benefit tremendously from Kate’s deep knowledge and experience as she steps into this advisory leadership role for us.”

“I’m humbled to be able to bring a strong cyber-risk sensibility to the board level,” added Fazzini. “I’m gratified that ERI has been so progressive in closely examining its cybersecurity posture and contributing greatly to the cybersecurity posture of its clients. I’m grateful and looking forward to the company’s bright future.”