The Gately Report: Kaseya CISO on Improved Cybersecurity with Datto Acquisition, Microsoft Teams Security Vulnerability

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Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 16, 2022

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Cybersecurity was a big topic at this week’s DattoCon 2022 in Washington, D.C. Kaseya CISO Jason Manar says Datto and Kaseya coming together means even stronger cybersecurity.


Kaseya’s Jason Manar

The-Gately-Report-logo-300x200.jpgManar joined Kaseya last October and formerly was an FBI special agent overseeing all cyber, counterintelligence, intelligence and language service programs for its San Diego office.

At DattoCon, attendees got a preview of multiple innovations Datto is planning, including Datto Managed SOC, powered by RocketCyber; Datto EDR; and Datto Secure Edge, a SASE offering. These solutions allow users to securely connect from anywhere and access sensitive data in the cloud, the company said.

Expanded Role with Datto Acquisition

It’s now been 10 weeks since Kaseya completed its $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto. Manar said the acquisition has expanded his role as CISO of Kaseya.

“It’s expanded because we’re one security team, we’re not bifurcated in any way,” he said. “And we want to make sure, just as we’ve been talking about here, that we share that threat intelligence and that we work smarter, not harder. We use those resources that we have holistically. And the new resources that I think you probably heard [Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola] talk about, we’re investing in security and we’re doing it in a smart way. So, yes, we are one security family, while we still have specialties that we do. So each individual company has definite people within the security organization that are able to be product-specific. But we are sharing that knowledge across all of security so that we can all become more familiar and experts in that realm. And again, it becomes a force multiplier. So you take the data and our teams combined, we’re doing some really cool things.”

Scroll through our slideshow above for more from Manar and more cybersecurity news.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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