Day & Zimmermann Takes Full Ownership of Security Firm SOC; Hal Yoh Comments

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Day & Zimmermann has acquired the remaining stake in security technology and infrastructure services company SOC for an undisclosed amount. Steve Selfridge, a 30-year public and private sector veteran, will lead SOC as president, D&Z said Tuesday. “We are committed to enhance and build upon SOC’s legacy as a loyal and trusted partner to its customers,” said Hal Yoh, D&Z’s...

FBI Vet Scott Swann Joins Morpho’s US Arm Senior Innovation Director Role

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Scott Swan Scott Swann, formerly a special assistant to the FBI‘s executive assistant director of science and technology, has been appointed senior director of innovation at MorphoTrak‘s criminal justice and public safety segment. Morpho said Tuesday that Swann will be in charge of its U.S.-based subsidiary’s biometric and security customer portfolio. Swann is also a former executive...

Olivier Piou: Gemalto Closes SafeNet Acquisition for Enterprise, Cloud Security Strategy

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Amsterdam-based online security firm Gemalto has closed its estimated $890 million cash acquisition of Maryland-headquartered enterprise data protection technology maker SafeNet from Vector Capital. Gemalto said Wednesday it will add SafeNet into the payment and identity segment and the purchase is primarily of platforms and services. Olivier Piou, Gemalto CEO, said the company purchased SafeNet...

Belden Completes Tripwire Acquisition; John Stroup Comments

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John Stroup Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC) has wrapped up the acquisition of security and compliance services provider Tripwire for $710 million. John Stroup, president and CEO of Belden, said Monday the signal transmission services firm will integrate Tripwire’s technology into Belden’s application to help enterprise, industrial and broadcast clients deploy and secure connected devices. The Tripwire...

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...