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Secuvant MDR Adds Cybersecurity Veteran as Global SOC Manager

Neal Francom
Neal Francom

Secuvant, a Top 100 MSSP in Utah provides managed detection and response (MDR) and risk management services, has named cybersecurity industry veteran Neal Francom as its global security operations center (SOC) manager. In this role, Francom is expected to lead Secuvant's cyberMDR operations practice and help the company deliver managed security detection and response services to customers and locations around the world, according to the company.

Francom most recently served as director of information security and risk portfolio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he retired from the church's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in August. In addition, Francom has held roles as the church's chief of staff to the CISO and assistant CISO.

Overall, Francom has more than two decades of IT security experience, Secuvant indicated. He also has experience in the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity.
  • Domestic and international policy compliance.
  • IT auditing.
  • IT systems design.
  • Operations policy/process design.
  • Staff planning and training.

Cybersecurity Talent

The Francom hire is one of several recent Secuvant additions that could help the company further extend its managed security services market reach.

Secuvant in August appointed Joe Nelson as its vice president of managed services. Nelson, who possesses more than 20 years of experience in technical project management and IT operations, is expected to explore ways to help the company enhance its MDR services and risk management program.

In July, Secuvant named cybersecurity expert and attorney Matt Sorenson as its CISO and vice president of risk management. Sorenson will lead Secuvant's cyberRPM risk management practice and help businesses "address growing security threats while enabling revenue and lowering risks and costs," he said in a prepared statement.

Secuvant: Here's What You Need to Know

Secuvant specializes in enterprise-grade security for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The MSSP offers cybersecurity support in the following areas:

  • Gap and Risk Assessment: Helps SMBs improve their security posture and reduce risk.
  • MDR: Provides access to security experts and an integrated threat intelligence platform to protect SMBs against cyberattacks.
  • Risk Program Management: Identifies cyber risks and take steps to mitigate them via cyber risk advisory and strategy services.

Furthermore, Secuvant ranked 72 on the MSSP Alert "Top 100 MSSPs of 2017" list. It also is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Utah, according to the company.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.