Entara Welcomes New Chief Information Security Officer, Ben Harel

Entara Welcomes New Chief Information Security Officer, Ben Harel

August 26, 2021

Entara, a leading MSP and breach remediation provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Harel as Chief Information Security Officer. Ben, a leading figure in cybersecurity, brings over a decade of business leadership experience across technology, risk, cybersecurity, and compliance.

Ben will be responsible for continually evolving Entara’s security posture while enhancing and scaling Entara’s security offerings as part of the firm’s commitment to provide best-in-class cyber security protection to its clients.

“We are thrilled that Ben is joining our team. He is a quintessential thought leader in cyber security, and the combination of his technical acumen, legal knowledge, and vast experiences in implementing cyber security solutions and in analyzing security breaches of all kinds brings significant value to our firm and to our clients,” said Linda Maclachlan, CEO, Entara.

“Cyber security protection is exponentially increasing in importance and complexity, and yet building a proper holistic defense internally is cost prohibitive,” said Ben Harel. “Entara has the platform, people, processes, reputation, and commitment required to build the type of solutions that top institutions require, and I’m focused on doing just that.”

Ben previously served as Chief Information Officer for Brooks Kushman P.C., a nationally recognized intellectual property law firm, where he brought technology transformation to the firm’s many practices. Also acting as the chief technology liaison for Brooks Kushman P.C. cybersecurity practice, Ben brought technical expertise to legal cybersecurity challenges and acted as a technical bridge between clients and attorneys handling the legal implications of cybersecurity.


Entara is a new kind of IT Managed Services Company. We’re built from the ground up to provide the strategic vision, platforms, processes and people to travel with our clients on the path to their best IT future. By creating a unique roadmap for each client, we journey from their current issues and immediate needs of today, through the adoption of new but proven technologies of tomorrow, and then, to keep looking forward into the uncharted technological opportunities that are just beyond the horizon.

We launched in 2001 as the niche firm YJT Solutions (You Just Trade), helping to solve some of the IT challenges of Chicago’s most intense trading environments. Because of our success working in the financial industry, we branched out to serve other industries over a decade ago.

In 2018, we rebranded as Entara because our company has grown and evolved far beyond its original roots. We continue to expertly provide traditional IT managed services, including best-in-class, 24×7, in-house network infrastructure monitoring and management services, as well as top-tier cybersecurity programs.

We’ve been formally recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and we’re consistently ranked among MSPmentor’s Top 200 global IT managed services providers and Top 100 global IT security managed services providers.


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