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RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz Departs to Take Role as VP of Security at Verizon

RSA’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Eddie Schwartz has left the security division of storage giant EMC and taken on the role of VP of Security at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Schwartz came to RSA as a result of the April 2011 acquisition of NetWitess, a network security analysis firm he co-founded and served as Chief Security Officer.

In his new role, Schwartz will be responsible for product roadmap, innovation, day to day operations, and service delivery across Verizon Enterprise Solutions' global security and cyber intelligence practice areas, including managed security services, risk management and forensics services, threat intelligence and research (including the annual Verizon DBIR).

Schwartz also serves as Chairman of the Cybersecurity Task Force at ISACA, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.

Schwartz will be based in the northern Virginia area. His official start date at Verizon was Oct. 21.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.