Demetrios “Laz” Lazarikos

Founder and CEO

Blue Lava

Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz) is a three time CISO recognized globally for building advanced programs and solutions for Information Security, fraud, and data analytics. Laz has more than 30 years experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Transportation verticals. Laz’s past roles include: CISO at vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave), and a former PCI QSA. Laz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications.