Verizon Enterprise Solutions Accelerates Commitment to Leadership Role in Managed Security Solutions and Intelligence-Based Cyberdefenses
by Janet Brumfield
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Enterprise Solutions has named Eddie Schwartz as the head of its security and cyberintelligence practice.
In his new role, Schwartz will help Verizon to advance its leadership position in cybersecurity by accelerating the pace of innovation and the integration of advanced security service delivery across Verizon’s leading cybersecurity solutions. Among the areas Schwartz will oversee are Verizon’s world-class cyberforensics investigative and research team, which is responsible for producing the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report series; and the company’s advanced cloud and premises-based managed security solutions portfolio.
Schwartz most recently served as chief information security officer at RSA, the security division of EMC.
“Eddie’s more than 25 years of information security leadership and entrepreneurial experience will help distinguish Verizon throughout the industries we serve,” Verizon’s Chief Platform Officer David Small said. “I am confident his extensive experience solving the most challenging cyberproblems for clients in the government and commercial sectors, along with his industry reputation and background of leading global cybersecurity innovation and information risk management teams and programs will be an asset for growing our security solutions business.”
Added Small: “As Verizon’s clients continue to expand their global deployments of cloud, mobility and big data solutions on Verizon platforms, security has emerged as a top priority for business leaders and CIOs alike. This announcement reinforces Verizon’s commitment to world-class management of the advanced security challenges faced by our clients around the world.”
Schwartz’s accomplishments in cybersecurity have prompted industry recognition by Computerworld as a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader, and his appointment as industry chair of ISACA’s Global Cyber Security Task Force.
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