FBI vet new Verizon security chief

The fields of telco network security and managed security services for corporate enterprises have been extremely active the last few years, with telcos making strategic acquisitions to create skilled security teams in-house, as well as developing partnerships with key security appliance vendors. The competition for impressive in-house talent may have just heated up, as Verizon announced it is hiring Michael Mason, the head of the FBI's Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch as its new chief security officer.

For more:
- read this story in Computerworld about Mason's hiring,
- and this Computerworld piece on new Verizon managed services offerings

Suggested Articles

With the hurricane season looming large starting next month, Verizon is taking extra steps to keep its business and residential customers connected.

Telefónica's cybersecurity company, ElevenPaths, announced on Tuesday that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Security Competency status.

In the most recent earnings calls, some telecommunications executives expressed their concern over how the COVID-19 crisis was impacting SMBs.