Mark Bell | HelpSystems

Mark Bell

Managing Director, Digital Defense

Mark is Managing Director of Digital Defense by HelpSystems. He is a leading cybersecurity expert with a passion for world-class customer support and advocacy. Mark is responsible for guiding the business in its delivery of vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, social engineering and PCI-ASV services.

Mark joined HelpSystems in 2021 when the company acquired Digital Defense, a leader in vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions. He spent a total of 17 years in various roles with Digital Defense, most recently as its Executive Vice President of Operations. Mark previously worked at SAIC as a Senior Systems Engineer and Deputy Lead Technical Architect for the U.S. Air Force’s Vulnerability Lifecycle Management System (VLMS) Systems Engineering & Integration effort. Prior to 2000, he was a Senior Information Security Engineer for CSC, where he worked on the Air Force Information Warfare Center’s Computer Security Engineering Team. Mark served in active and reserve duty roles in the Air Force for more than 20 years before retiring in 2009.

Mark holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hawaii Pacific University. He also holds PMP, CISSP, CISA, and CHSS certifications. Mark was recently awarded a patent for the development of a cyber defense training system that continues to be widely used in cyber defense security training and certification.