November 21, 2017 – Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has recruited recognized security expert and thought leader Jonathan Goldberger as vice president of global security for Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell, PA. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and leader of Caldwell’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search.
“The Unisys security services team is laser-focused on the needs of the CISO community in terms of regulatory compliance, security assessments and greater protection as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and dangerous,” said Harvey King, vice president of services for Unisys. “With Jonathan and his team leading the way, including working closely with Tom to leverage our award-winning Stealth technology and maximizing strategic partnerships, our new structure and portfolio are primed to meet our clients’ current and future security needs.”
Mr. Goldberger is an accomplished senior technology and business management professional with significant experience in professional services and consulting. He has a strong background in IT security and risk management.
Most recently, he served as director of advanced security services at Cisco Systems, where he led security product integration services for the Americas since 2014. Previously, Mr. Goldberger was vice president of professional services at Sourcefire and worked in various sales director positions at Venafi. Earlier in his career, he worked with Swingtide, Cybertrust, TruSecure and Prudential Securities.
Security Threats Create Talent Challenges, Opportunities
Cybersecurity might well be the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering.
In his new position, Mr. Goldberger is charged with driving the strategy and day-to-day operations of the Unisys global security services team. He leads the company’s newly integrated sales and services efforts for managed security services and security consulting services.
“As evidenced by recent events, sophisticated cyber threats show no signs of slowing, but rather are accelerating their frequency to extract business assets,” said Eric Hutto, senior vice president and president of enterprise solutions, Unisys. “As a result, it is imperative that we continue expanding our talent in security services – especially breach detection and mitigation.”
“Combined with advanced technology like Unisys Stealth and LogRhythm, our security services team is well positioned to improve the desired outcomes of our clients,” he said. “Jonathan’s experience will help Unisys fully leverage its newly-integrated security team and partners to increase the effectiveness of securing our clients’ information and key assets.”
Unisys is a global information technology company that specializes in providing industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. Its offerings include security solutions, advanced data analytics, cloud and infrastructure services, application services and application, and server software.
Mr. Bethmann has more than 30 years of leadership experience, including 15 years in executive search, 10 years leading technology company operations on three continents and 12 years as an active duty and reserve surface warfare naval officer. He is an industry specialist in technology, telecoms, IT services/outsourcing and defense. At Caldwell Partners, his focus is recruiting board directors and C-suite executives in software, IT services, cloud/outsourcing, Internet/media, telecommunications, hardware/systems and defense markets on a global basis.
Caldwell Partners has worked with Unisys before. Earlier this year, it placed Ann Sung Ruckstuhl as the company’s chief marketing officer (CMO). Mr. Bethmann also led that search. Most recently, Ms. Ruckstuhl was CMO at SOASTA.
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The Hunt for Cybersecurity Talent
The hunt for seasoned cybersecurity talent has seen a dramatic increase in the last two to three years, according to a special issue of search industry newsletter ESR devoted to cybersecurity. According to the Hunt Scanlon Media report, the need for cybersecurity executives reaches across virtually all industries.
Areas like financial services, defense and high technology have long focused on cybersecurity. But retail, healthcare, entertainment, utilities and a host of other sectors have stepped up their efforts and are now bolstering their defenses in the face of security breaches. All of these sectors recognize that information security is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Demand is growing, according to recruiters who identify talent in the space, just as risk and security executives are being elevated to the C-suite – turning security breaches into a C-suite problem. This convergence is the result of what is now a highly visible leadership need as well as a strategic imperative for every company.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media