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Cybersecurity Talent: Forcepoint Hires MSSP Expert Myrna Soto

Forcepoint, a Raytheon company, has hired Myrna Soto as its chief strategy and trust officer. Soto will drive the development and execution of Forcepoint's strategic initiatives and serve as a member of the company's security council, according to a prepared statement.

Myrna Soto, Forcepoint
Myrna Soto, Forcepoint

Soto previously served as COO at Digital Hands, a Top 200 MSSP. She helped Digital Hands secure its first capital round of funding and served as a senior business leader across the company's security operations, service delivery, sales, customer success, marketing and HR departments, Forcepoint indicated.

Prior to Digital Hands, Soto was a partner at venture capital firm ForgePoint Capital (formerly Trident Capital Cybersecurity). Soto also was a member of ForgePoint Capital's investment team, with a focus on investing in cybersecurity companies.

Furthermore, Soto spent nearly a decade as corporate SVP and global CISO at Comcast. In this role, Soto led security and technology risk management for the company's enterprise business.

What Does the Soto Hire Mean for Forcepoint?

Soto's addition comes after Forcepoint recently has made several hires to drive its growth.

Forcepoint last month hired John Sorensen, a former Symantec executive, as its VP of global sales strategy and execution. Sorensen leads a department responsible for managing Forcepoint's customer experience initiatives, the company stated.

In addition, Forcepoint in January appointed Matt Preschern as its CMO. Preschern previously served as SVP of marketing at CA Technologies and is responsible for driving brand awareness, revenue generation and sales enablement, the company indicated.

Forcepoint provides behavior-based cybersecurity solutions via a converged security platform. It also supports enterprise and government organizations in more than 150 countries.

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.