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Ericka Chickowski 1

Company: Penton Technology Group, Channel

Job Title: Contributing Editor

Ericka Chickowski 1

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. An award-winning freelance writer, she regularly covers IT security and her perspectives on the industry have appeared in a number of trade and consumer magazines, including Entrepreneur, Channel Insider, InformationWeek and Dark Reading


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Will Post-Split Symantec Go More Direct With Managed Services?

In a not-unexpected reversal of one of the highest-value blockbuster tech acquisitions of all time, Symantec (SYMC) this week announced that it would be sell off its Veritas Info Management Business to private equity firm The Carlyle Group in an $8 billion deal. Here’s what it will mean to MSPs.

Cloud Security Concerns Dog Deployment, Survey Says

The rise of public, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructure environments mean conventional network security solutions are falling short. That’s according to a new survey of IT leaders. Here are the details.

Box CEO Aaron Levie

Box and IBM Partner To Up Ante on Security and Innovation

Cloud storage and collaboration firm Box this week announced a landmark partnership with IBM designed to help integrate their products to create new service offerings and to further improve the quality assurance and security of Box’s offerings for business customers.

A new report says insider threats have become more prevalent in the past year

Cloud Increasing Risks From Insider Threats

A survey of more than 500 cybersecurity professionals shows that cloud environments can play a significant role in increasing the risks of insider threats. Conducted by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn with the help of a dozen different security vendors, the survey found that 62 percent of security professionals report that insider threats have become more prevalent in the past year.

Jeremy Stieglitz vice president of products at Dataguise

Dataguise Tackles Security For Hadoop-in-the-Cloud

Big data security firm Dataguise is scaling up its data discovery and protection platform into the cloud with the release this week of DgSecure 5.0. The platform is designed to help organizations scale discovery and data protection automation across both traditional data repositories and Big Data architectures on-premises and across cloud platforms.

Soha Systems snags former Walmart executive Mark Carrizosa

Q&A: Cloud Security Company Soha Snags Former Walmart Security Guru

This week cloud security upstart Soha Systems snagged a key new hire in Mark Carrizosa, formerly a security architect at Walmart, to lead as vice president of security. Backed by the likes of venture heavyweights like Andreessen-Horowitz and Menlo, Soha is hoping to reshape the way enterprise application access is granted in cloud environments.

Threat Stack taps former Lockheed Martin exec as chairman and CEO

Cloud Monitoring Firm Threat Stack Hires New CEO

Continuous cloud security monitoring firm Threat Stack this week picked up former Lockheed Martin executive Brian M. Ahern as its new chief executive in a move that the firm hopes will amp up its growth. The Boston-based company hopes to make its mark on the cloud security market by helping its customers overcome the visibility gap that organizations large and small face when managing cloud environments, which don’t offer the kind of hardware-based controls and intrusion detection that on-premises systems would.

Cloud security services now make up almost half of overall managed security revenue worldwide

Infonetics Analysts: Cloud Security Growth Will Be Driven By SDN, NFV

Cloud security offerings climbed up to 46 percent of security service revenue in 2014, reported Infonetics Research, which pegged the overall managed security revenue at $15.8 billion globally. Today the largest contributor to cloud-based security service revenue is content security, with managed firewall services and DDoS making up the top single-service categories.

Brad Anderson corporate vice president at Microsoft

Microsoft Ignite: Advanced Threat Analytics and How They Help MSPs

Microsoft announced Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) at Ignite this week. MSPmentor spoke with Brad Anderson, corporate vice president at Microsoft, to get his take on some of the new capabilities and the potential they hold for MSPs to improve their security offerings.

David Canellos CEO of Perspecsys

Perspecsys Picks Up A Key Patent

CASB market is hot and Perspecsys is on a roll with new feature releases and a newly granted patent for tokenization in the cloud. Perspecsys got the ball rolling with the launch of new Cloud Control capabilities within its Approtex platform, giving organizations greater flexibility in how they grant approval status to cloud services.

David Shearer executive director of ISCsup2

(ISC)², CSA Team Up To Develop New Cloud Security Cert

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced a new cloud security certification meant to demonstrate advanced skills in architecture, design and management of secure cloud environments. Dubbed the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), the cert is meant to establish an international standard for proving the advanced skills necessary to secure the cloud.

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