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

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