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Optiv Further Strengthens Commitment to Helping Organizations Holistically Solve Cyber Security Problems

February 25, 2016

Hires Respected Security Strategists Stuart Solomon and JD Sherry to Develop Programmatic Offerings for Planning, Building and Running Comprehensive Security Environments 

Denver – February 25, 2016 - Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has expanded its commitment to helping clients better solve cyber security problems with the appointments of respected security strategists Stuart Solomon and JD Sherry. In their newly created roles, Solomon and Sherry are working with subject matter experts across Optiv to create holistic, programmatic offerings that bring together the right people, processes and technology in a sustainable and scalable way. These solutions will enable security leaders to work with Optiv to build comprehensive solutions to their biggest challenges and realize the ROI on their technology investments, achieving better overall results.

“Traditional approaches to solving cyber security problems have been largely tactical, with companies purchasing a greater number of point products. But, despite more spending on fragmented solutions, cyber attacks continue to accelerate in frequency,” said Tim Hoffman, executive vice president of worldwide client solutions for Optiv. “Each day, more and more organizations are asking us to plan, build and run their comprehensive security environments, and combine point offerings from various providers into integrated, holistic solutions. Stuart and JD are collaborating with our exceptional domain experts to enable Optiv to deliver even more robust, end-to-end solutions that help our clients solve their cyber security problems.”

As vice president of strategy, innovation and research, Solomon is responsible for developing solutions in core areas such as cyber threat intelligence, identity and access management, security awareness, software security and persistent endpoint monitoring to help enable incident response and hunting capabilities. Sherry, vice president of cloud security, is focused on all security aspects that enable clients’ success in planning, building and running cloud ecosystems, spanning across private, public and most commonly hybrid cloud computing environments.

Solomon joins Optiv from iSIGHT Partners where most recently he served as senior vice president, corporate development, legal and risk. This came after many years working as a cyber security practitioner, strategist and leader in the military, financial sector, and consulting and product manufacturer industries where he focused on building additional capabilities to security programs that helped combat emerging threats. This expertise combined with his legal background provides him with the ideal perspective to help develop industry leading cyber security solutions. 

Sherry is well versed in enterprise security and data center architecture and has successfully implemented large-scale public, private and hybrid clouds. Prior to Optiv, Sherry spent more than a decade in senior leadership roles, most recently as CEO of Silicon Valley-based cyber start-up Cavirin. He also worked as global vice president for Trend Micro where he focused on cyber security program efforts, managing vendor relationships and driving business development activities pertaining to the advancement of cyber security best practices for virtualization and cloud. He spent seven years with publicly traded NIC/EGOV as vice president of technology responsible for leading corporate technology initiatives and formulating’s centralized security and technology strategy.

About Optiv Security

Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit or follow us at, and


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