President and Chief Technology Officer,
Charles Tholen is a founding Partner and CTO of Cognoscape LLC, and built the company around the mission to make enterprise class processes and solutions accessible for small to medium sized businesses in the Legal, Healthcare, and Financial industries.
Charles has over 22 years’ experience in the field of systems management and information security and is the expert that fortune 500 companies, leading cellular technology companies and notable security industry associations turn to for advice and guidance on all matters relating to cybersecurity. Charles spends much of his time contributing to projects with his peers in the IT community and assists in the administration of the Texas Autotask Users Group. He was recently recognized as an Autotask Rockstar/MVP. Charles was formerly on advisory board for the GIAC Security Essentials, a member of the Information Systems Security Association, a participant in the FBI-Private Sector security partnership InfraGard, a member of ASCII group and a cybersecurity subject matter expert for the IT industry trade association CompTIA.
Charles has a wealth of information to share with business owners and executives to help them protect their businesses from cyber threats and mitigate their company’s exposure to risk.