When Ronald Sarian took his first in-house job as the Los Angeles-based general counsel at eHarmony in 2013, he inherited a bit of a mess. Before his arrival, hackers had infiltrated the dating website and made off with passwords for millions of users. 

As Sarian settled into the GC seat after having spent more than 20 years in the vastly different world of business and real estate litigation, he decided to immerse himself in all things cybersecurity.