UnitedLex Further Expands Cyber Risk Solutions Practice with Two Key Appointments

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October 6, 2015

Overland Park, KS - UnitedLex, a global leader in Legal and Cybersecurity services, today announced it has expanded its Cyber Risk Solutions practice with the recent additions of two veteran security practitioners to its Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) team. Joining UnitedLex are Sam Barlow, a recognized Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology expert; and Melia Kelley, a seasoned incident responder with particular expertise in payment card, network intrusion and other data breach investigations.

Sam Barlow brings 12 years of information security expertise to UnitedLex. Most recently, Sam was an Assistant Vice President at Citigroup, where he oversaw SIEM operations in the bank's global SOC. Prior to that, he served in a similar capacity for Baylor Health Care System and Verizon. Melia Kelley joins UnitedLex from Trustwave, a leading provider of PCI breach response services, where she performed incident response and forensic investigations. Prior to that, she worked at Consilio performing digital forensic examinations for fraud, IP theft, malware and other cases, and consulting on litigation hold matters and eDiscovery processes. She previously held other positions at other companies focusing on digital forensics and eDiscovery.

“Sam Barlow and Melia Kelley bring a tremendous amount of specialized expertise and complementary skills to our rapidly growing Cyber Risk Solutions practice. We welcome them to the team and look forward to the added value they will bring to our clients,” said Straight. “As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve and expand, UnitedLex will continue to add experienced, front-line security experts to help us identify threats, design and execute effective incident response programs and mitigate cyber risk for our clients in the face of an ever-evolving threat landscape.”

As a global provider of cybersecurity and legal services, UnitedLex is able to alleviate strategic and tactical burden for information security teams in addition to delivering value to legal, compliance and business stakeholders. The company’s multidisciplinary team collaborates with clients’ information security, legal and business stakeholders to prioritize risk, security efforts and investments. Its security experts help build and manage security programs that apply human intelligence and analysis in an affordable and scalable way to expand detection capabilities and reduce incident response times to more effectively control the cost and impact of data breaches. In addition to fully managed security monitoring, UnitedLex provides integrated incident response and continuous strategic support that allows clients to maintain a preemptive security posture.

About UnitedLex

UnitedLex is a global provider of technology-powered services that delivers industry-leading legal, cyber risk and business strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex's more than 2,000 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world's leading corporations and law firms."