Deb Peterson Joins Ostra Cybersecurity Operations Team Expansion

Deb Peterson will champion the client experience and streamline operations as the company scales. 

Deb Peterson joins Ostra

Ostra Cybersecurity, a leading provider of world-class cybersecurity solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, is thrilled to welcome Deb Peterson as Senior Program Success Manager.

This latest hire confirms our commitment to operational excellence during a season of rapid growth for the company. Ostra’s Operations Team is the force behind its multi-layered, fully managed cybersecurity solutions.

With a focus on being the Trusted Cybersecurity Team for its clients and partners, Ostra’s market niche is ensuring that top-notch data security solutions are accessible for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the network of consultants, IT, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who serve them.

Deb’s association with Ostra is not entirely new; she previously worked with Ostra Founder Michael Kennedy in an IT role at Optum, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.

“Having had the pleasure of working together in the past, I know firsthand the exceptional skills and dedication Deb brings to the table,” stated Kennedy. “Her wealth of experience will undoubtedly enhance our efforts and drive our mission forward; I look forward to the incredible achievements we will accomplish together.”

This hire demonstrates that in addition to being an innovator in the industry, Ostra is maturing as an organization. In this role, Deb will ensure processes are in place as we continues to scale, in order to keep client protection and satisfaction at the center of what we do. She looks forward to applying her deep cybersecurity industry experience and IT program management skills in this dynamic environment.

“I’ve always had a passion for finding ways to streamline complex initiatives and technology concepts, so Ostra’s approach to simplifying cybersecurity really resonates with me,” Deb said. “I’m honored and excited to be part of Ostra’s mission to protect SMBs.”

Deb earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis. Some of the skills she brings to this role include her ability to communicate effectively at all levels—whether translating complex technology concepts to champion the client experience or problem-solving with technology teams to optimize operations.

Before joining Ostra, Deb spent more than 20 years managing retail, healthcare, and banking programs across infrastructure and security platforms for Fortune 100 and privately owned companies.

Her experience includes an international cybersecurity AI proof of concept project, implementing various new security technologies, creating security processes, and tightening security controls following major security breaches.

Welcome to the Ostra team, Deb!

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