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Optiv Security Names Andrzej Kawalec as European Director of Strategy & Technology; Rounds Out European Leadership Team to Further Accelerate International Growth Strategy

LONDON and DENVER– October 9, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced it is continuing to accelerate its international growth strategy with the appointment of seasoned technology executive Andrzej Kawalec as director of strategy and technology, Europe. Kawalec, the final hire in the buildout of Optiv’s European leadership team, will be responsible for Optiv’s security strategy, service and technology architecture in the region. He will work with clients and partners to drive digital and cyber security transformation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).

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Optiv Security Continues to Invest in Canada; Further Supports International Growth Strategy

TORONTO and DENVER– October 1, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced its continued investment in the Canadian market with the hiring of seasoned information management and cyber security executive Michael Doucet as executive director, office of the CISO. Doucet will help public and private clients plan, create and execute security strategies, with a focus on reducing the complexity of their cyber security programs and realizing the efficacy and value of the in-place systems.

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Optiv Security Announces SecurePayment@Optiv to Drive Holistic and Risk-Centric Security Across the Entire Payment Lifecycle; Further Helps Organizations Rationalize and Optimize Cyber Security

DENVER - September 25, 2018 - Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced SecurePayment@Optiv, an integrated portfolio of services and technologies that enables organizations to move beyond basic Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance so they can implement comprehensive, risk-centric security across the entire payment lifecycle. This new reference architecture brings together expert services and leading-edge technologies across application security, network segmentation, encryption, identity and access management, threat intelligence, and incident response to deliver fully integrated payment security solutions for clients.

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Optiv Security Announces Additional Key Appointments in Europe to Support International Growth Strategy

LONDON and DENVER– September 6, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced two key appointments in Europe to support its international growth strategy. The company has named veteran financial executive Heiner Luntz as European finance and operations director, where he is responsible for driving the growth of European operations, and managing all general and administrative functions including finance, HR, legal and procurement. The company has also named respected sales leader Ian Rigby as European sales director. Rigby will focus on expanding Optiv’s expertise across Europe to help public and private entities reduce the complexity of their cyber security programs while maximizing the efficacy and value of their security programs.

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Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber White Paper Defines the Five Trends and Technologies that will Relieve the Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber have published a new white paper entitled “E is for Efficiency,” which discusses the five key trends and technologies that will dramatically reduce the impact of the cyber security skills shortage by creating much greater efficiency in enterprise security programs.

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Optiv Security Promotes Nate Ungerott to Executive Vice President of North American Sales; Further Supports Business Growth Strategy

DENVER – August 20, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced the promotion of Nate Ungerott to executive vice president of North American sales, an appointment that further supports the company’s business growth strategy. In his new role, Ungerott is responsible for Optiv’s strategic direction to accelerate growth in existing and new markets across the U.S. and Canada. He is also focused on working across Optiv’s business and manufacturer partners to deliver integrated, holistic cyber security solutions that enable client success. Ungerott previously served as Optiv’s vice president of the Americas.

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Optiv Security Announces Integrated Suite of Services that Allows Clients to See Themselves through the Eyes of the Enemy; Further Helps Organizations Rationalize and Optimize Cyber Security

DENVER – August 7, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced “EnemyPerspectives@Optiv,” an integrated portfolio of services that allows modern organizations to evaluate their digital footprints from the perspective of a potential threat actor, from that actor’s intent, and then take prioritized steps to remediate weaknesses. EnemyPerspectives@Optiv is the latest example of how Optiv helps clients build sustainable, risk-centric foundations for implementing proactive and measurable security programs.

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Optiv Security Announces Key Executive Appointments in Europe Aligned to Global Services Expansion and International Growth Strategy

LONDON and DENVER– July 26, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced it has named Nigel Gilhespy as European services director and Rob Lay as director of solutions architecture in Europe, two key appointments that support the company’s global services expansion and international growth strategy. Gilhespy is focused on developing and expanding Optiv’s security services capabilities in Europe to meet the evolving cyber security needs of locally-based organizations and global clients. Lay is responsible for working with clients to help them select the right technology and solutions to rationalize infrastructure, optimize operations, and meet unique business objectives.

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Optiv Security Launches New Managed Identity Service to Help Clients Optimize Operations and Minimize Long-Term Risk

DENVER – July 16, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced its new Privileged Access Managed Service. A remotely delivered, managed offering, this service is designed to help public and private entities better protect privileged credentials, the most valuable link in the security chain and the source of a significant number of breaches.

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Optiv Security Makes Additional Investments in Canada; Supports International Growth Strategy

TORONTO – June 25, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced it is continuing to accelerate its international growth strategy with further investment in the Canadian market. The company has appointed veteran IT executive Debbie Heiser as vice president, Canadian services delivery and Daina Proctor as regional director in Ottawa.

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Optiv Security Announces Key Executive Appointments Aligned to Global Services Expansion and Business Growth Strategy

DENVER – June 12, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced it has named Chad Holmes as chief services and operations officer and Nate Brady as chief financial officer, two key appointments that support the company’s global services expansion and business growth strategy.

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Optiv Security Again Ranked As Top Pure-Play Security Company on CRN’s SP500

DENVER – June 5, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced that for the second consecutive year, it has ranked as the top pure-play security company on The Channel Company’s 2018 CRN SP500. Optiv placed No. 24 on this year’s list, up three spots from its No. 27 2017 position. The SP500 is an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

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Cybersecurity Ventures Names Optiv Security One of the World’s Hottest and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies

DENVER – May 22, 2018 – Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, today announced that Cybersecurity Ventures has named it as one of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies. Optiv secured the number 21 ranking on the 2018 Cybersecurity 500 list based on factors such as clients, corporate growth, notable implementations and problems solved by company solutions.

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Optiv Security Cyber-Intelligence Report Reveals State of the Cyber-Threat Landscape

Optiv Security, the world’s leading security solutions integrator, has published its 2018 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate (CTIE), which details the current state of the cyber-threat landscape and uses estimative intelligence to predict how that landscape stands to change in the future. This report is generated to provide Optiv’s clients with a global view of security threats and trends, so they can effectively adapt their strategic plans to mitigate anticipated enterprise risk.

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Optiv Security Furthers Rationalization and Optimization Strategy with Launch of Secure Data Reference Architecture

SAN FRANCISCO – April 17, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced “SecureData@Optiv,” a reference architecture that provides a unique programmatic approach and expertise for rapid deployment of a secure data lake. SecureData@Optiv considers many factors, tradeoffs and design considerations, and helps clients make appropriate technology selection, and design and implementation decisions while balancing risk mitigation with desired business outcomes.

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Optiv Security Launches Comprehensive Assessments Portfolio; Advances Strategy to Enable Organizations to Rationalize and Optimize Cyber Security

DENVER – April 12, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced “Assessments@Optiv,” a comprehensive portfolio of assessment services designed to help organizations rationalize infrastructure, optimize operations, and build risk-centric cyber security programs that are manageable, measurable and effective. Assessments@Optiv addresses every aspect of security and risk, with strategic guidance to help organizations prioritize the assessments that best fit specific business needs.

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Optiv Security Named a "Major Player" in the IDC MarketScape for Canadian Security Services Providers

DENVER – April 4, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced that it has been named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2018 Vendor Assessment. The recognition marks Optiv’s first inclusion in this IDC MarketScape. Optiv was named a Major Player because of the company’s investment in local market growth; its breadth of consulting, operations and technology services; and its more-than 350 vendor partnerships and alliances.

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Optiv Security Earns Frost & Sullivan 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

DENVER – March 28, 2018 – Optiv Security announced it has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award in the North American managed and professional security services market.

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Optiv Security Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

DENVER – March 1, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2018 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 in the Managed Security 100 category. Optiv was selected for its innovative approach to delivering managed security services (MSS) and its offerings that help companies optimize their IT spend while improving operational efficiencies across cyber security programs.

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Optiv Security Names Simon Church as General Manager and Executive Vice President, Europe; Accelerates International Growth Strategy with Expansion in Europe

DENVER and LONDON – January 23, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced it is continuing to accelerate its international growth strategy by naming Simon Church as general manager and executive vice president, Europe. In his newly created role, Church will establish and grow Optiv’s presence in Europe, enabling the company to serve locally-based organizations and global clients with expanded skills, knowledge and presence.

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Optiv Security Names Stu Solomon Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

DENVER – January 9, 2018 – Optiv Security today announced it has named Stu Solomon as chief technology and strategy officer (CTSO). In this newly created role, Solomon will be responsible for aligning and evolving Optiv’s partner strategies and related product and service offerings to address one of the most important security issues facing enterprises today: the architectural and operational complexity of their cyber security programs.

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