Verizon Communications has hired RSA Chief Information Security Officer Eddie Schwartz to lead its corporate security and cyber intelligence practice.
CISO from EMC Corp’s RSA security division is expected to assist the carrier to expand its offerings of services to help businesses protect data and fight cyber attacks.
RSA has yet to name a replacement for Schwartz, but Kempskie said that EMC’s Chief Security Officer Dave Martin would oversee security at RSA in the interim.
Telecommunications carriers and other technology firms are looking to expand security product offerings as businesses increasingly move data to the cloud and mobile devices, placing new demands on securing that information.
Deutsche Telekom and Qualcomm earlier this month invested in the San Francisco mobile security startup Lookout. IBM last month purchased security firm Trusteer in a deal valued at nearly $1 billion, Reuters reported.