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10 Top Cybersecurity News Stories Of 2020

The cybersecurity industry in 2020 saw lots of outside money to address challenges around securing a remote workforce, with vendors tapping into the deep pockets of public investors and private equity, while solution provider giants found themselves being targeted with ransomware.

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9. Changing Of The Guard At Eight Cybersecurity Firms

The executive musical chairs started in January when Imperva named longtime Infor COO Pam Murphy as its next CEO, replacing Charles Goodman, who had served as the data protection company’s interim CEO since October 2019. Then in April, Optiv, No. 26 on the 2020 CRN Solution Provider 500, tapped 20-year Deloitte veteran Kevin Lynch to replace Dan Burns, who had led the company since its 2015 formation.

June was a busy month, with RedSeal hiring former Symantec Enterprise Security Group leader Bryn Barney to replace Ray Rothrock, who had been CEO since 2014. Later that month, application security firm Virsec tapped founding investor Dave Furneaux as CEO, replacing Atiq Raza. Also in June, email security firm Area 1 Security brought on ex-SonicWall leader Patrick Sweeney to replace Oren Falkowitz.

Then in October, cyberintelligence vendor 4iq tapped former Waterline Data CEO Kailash Ambwani to replace interim CEO Alberto Yepez. A month later, managed security vendor Trustwave landed former DXC Executive Vice President of Operations Eric Harmon to replace Art Wong as CEO. Also in November, Graylog hired the CEO of SIEM giant LogRhythm, Andy Grolnick, to replace Logan Wrey, who had been Graylog’s CEO since 2017.

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