Paul Donahue: Private Equity Firm to Acquire G4S Government Solutions

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An unnamed private equity firm has agreed to purchase Florida-based security firm G4S Government Solutions for $135 million. G4S GS also changed its name to Centerra Group LLC and the renamed company will offer protection and fire support services in the federal market, Centerra said Tuesday. “The private equity firm plans on developing Centerra Group, LLC as the centerpiece for further federal...

Randa Newsome to Succeed Keith Peden as Raytheon HR, Security VP; Thomas Kennedy Comments

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Randa Newsome Randa Newsome, formerly a vice president at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems unit, will serve as the company’s VP of human resources and global security beginning on Jan. 1. The 13-year company veteran succeeds Keith Peden, who will retire from the company after a 21-year career, Raytheon announced Thursday. “Randa is well positioned to lead the progression...

Balaji Yelamanchili, Jeff Scheel Join Symantec Security Group’s VP Ranks

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Balaji Yelamanchili Balaji Yelamanchili and Jeff Scheel, respectively former vice presidents at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), have been appointed to senior leadership roles at Symantec‘s (NASDAQ: SYMC) security business unit. Symantec said Tuesday Yelamanchili will serve as executive VP and general manager of enterprise security products and Scheel will be senior VP for corporate...

Eddie Schwartz Joins White Ops as President, COO; Michael Tiffany Comments

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Eddie Schwartz Eddie Schwartz, formerly chief information security officer at RSA, has joined White Ops as president and chief operating officer. Schwartz will report to White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany and be responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy and operations, White Ops said Monday. “He’s an ideal person to help lead White Ops’ solutions into the next stage...

Mike Denning Joins Verizon’s Enterprise Arm as Global Security VP

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Mike Denning Mike Denning, formerly senior vice president and general manager of CA Technologies’ (NASDAQ: CA) security business unit, has joined Verizon Enterprise (NYSE: VZ) as vice president of global security. He will be responsible for the company’s global security operations centers, cyber intelligence center, product management and development organization and security sales operations, Verizon...

Michael Brown: Symantec to Separate Security, Info Mgmt Businesses

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Michael Brown Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) plans to split its security and information management businesses into two independent, publicly-traded firms by the end of December 2015. “It has become clear that winning in both security and information management requires distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation,” Michael Brown, president and CEO of Symantec, said...

Malcolm Marshall: KPMG Seeks to Boost ID & Access Mgmt with Qubera Assets Acquisition

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The U.S. and U.K. member firms of KPMG have acquired some assets of identity and access management service provider Qubera Solutions as the network aims to bolster its security transformation portfolio. KPMG said Thursday that it expects the move to bring additional capabilities in identity-as-a-service, identity governance and cloud identity federation and help strengthen the U.S. arm’s solutions...

JR Reagan Promoted to Global Chief Info Security Officer Role at Deloitte

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JR Reagan JR Reagan, formerly an enterprise risk services principal at Deloitte‘s auditing practice, has been named global chief information security officer for the professional services firm. He holds more than two decades of experience in work to manage innovation and cybersecurity programs across the government and commercial sectors, Deloitte said Wednesday. “I look forward to working...

Tom Enders: Airbus Explores Strategic Options for Defense, Security Tech Portfolio

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Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, has said the company is in talks with several interested parties for its defense electronics and border security technology assets, Reuters reported Thursday. “The decision is that clearly this is not a core business for us and we have started to discuss with possibly interested parties,” he told Reuters. Enders added the company’s next step will depend...

Jeff Ait Joins BlackBerry as US Public Sector VP

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Jeff Ait Jeff Ait, formerly public sector director of Good Technology, has joined BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) as vice president and head of the U.S. public sector. Ait told BlackBerry Business Blog on Tuesday that he would pursue business opportunities with the Defense Department after the Pentagon issued full operational capability for BlackBerry to operate its BlackBerry 10 platform on defense...