Victor Chapela serves as Chairman of the Board of Sm4rt Security Services, a highly specialized Pen Testing, Incident Response, Financial Fraud Investigations and Information Security Consulting company based out of Mexico City. Sm4rt Security Services works for over 20 of the Global 500 financial institutions and corporations.
Mr. Chapela has over 25 years of IT experience. During this time, he has founded and managed 6 technology related companies in the United States and Mexico. As CEO of these companies he has primarily been involved in the design and implementation of technological processes and software for the financial industry. He is a frequent speaker at international events and is frequently featured in business and trade magazines, television and radio.
As part of his previous experience Mr. Chapela founded and operated DigiPro, one of Latin America’s leading financial data and document image processors, where he designed and implemented most of the software, processes and security checks currently in use. He also founded and served as CEO of TrueCentric, an Austin based software company where he lead a development team of over 90 engineers in the creation of a data mining and customer relation software product for the financial industry. He has served in 12 different boards of directors in the technology industry.
His main expertise lies within the area of risk modeling and financial information security. He is co-author and contributor of courseware, study material and security papers for SANS, OWASP, ISACA and several other security organizations and media companies.
Mr. Chapela has been leading and actively participating in sm4rt’s Security Assessments, Pen Tests, Consulting and Incident Response engagements. In the last five years he has given over one hundred security conferences and training sessions in North America, Latin America and Europe.