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Secuvant MDR Adds Security, Compliance Expert as VP of Sales

Greg Johnson

Secuvant, a Top 100 MSSP that provides cloud security, managed detection and response (MDR) and other cybersecurity services, has appointed Greg Johnson as its VP of sales. Johnson will work directly with Secuvant customers to help the company deliver "risk management and complete security operational excellence," according to a prepared statement.

Johnson possesses 20 years of experience in security strategy, business development and direct sales in the security and compliance and audit markets, Secuvant indicated. He most recently served as VP of business development at A-Lign, a security and compliance solutions provider. In this role, Johnson supported A-Lign's advisory services, compliance, penetration testing and security auditing departments.

In addition, Johnson has held roles at CipherTooth, Lancera and other cybersecurity services providers.

Secuvant Appoints Global SOC Manager, VP of Managed Services

Joe Nelson
Neal Francom

Secuvant has been rounding out its executive leadership in recent months. In November, the company named cybersecurity industry veteran Neal Francom as its global security operations center (SOC) manager. Francom manages Secuvant's cyberMDR operations practice and helps the company deliver MDR services, according to Secuvant.

Secuvant in August added Joe Nelson, who possesses 20 years of technical project management and IT operations experience, as its VP of managed services. Nelson is responsible for Secuvant's MDR services and risk management program, the company indicated.

Furthermore, Secuvant in July appointed cybersecurity expert and attorney Matt Sorensen as its CISO and VP of risk management. Sorensen leads Secuvant's cyberRPM risk management practice.

What Is Secuvant?

Secuvant is a Utah-based MSSP that provides enterprise-grade security for small and medium-sized (SMB) customers. It ranked 72 on the MSSP Alert "Top 100 MSSPs of 2017" list and offers the Secuvant cyberMDR service to help SMBs address cyber threats.

cyberMDR includes the following cybersecurity capabilities:

  • Alerts and Response: Provides multi-conditional, cross-correlated alerts with customizable actions and on-demand or scheduled reporting.
  • Intrusion Detection: Offers in-network sensors with support for security policy enforcement with IP and domain reputation lists or integration with an existing IDS/IPS solution.
  • Log Collection and Correlation: Correlates and stores logs from multiple sources and delivers full-text search across trillions of events in seconds.

cyberMDR is built on Secuvant's cloud-based Elastic Security Operations Center (eSOC), which enables the company to deliver remote vulnerability scanning, threat analytics and other cybersecurity capabilities. It provides SMBs with visibility and control over their security posture, Secuvant noted, and enables these businesses to remediate cyberattacks as they occur.

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.