High Wire Networks Taps IT Security Expert David Barton as CTO for Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service

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20-Year IT Veteran to Ensure Platform Integrity, Serve as Trusted Technology Adviser to MSPs and Their Business Clients

David Barton, Chief Technology Officer, High Wire Networks

“High Wire’s mission is to give midmarket enterprises and small and medium businesses access to the best security experts and systems in the world, which they can’t realistically obtain or afford on their own. Our role in the cybersecurity world is part missionary, part equalizer."

High Wire Networks, providers of the Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service, announced today that cybersecurity expert David Barton has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role, Barton will have oversight of technology solutions and channel sales engineering for the Overwatch Managed Security Platform as a Service.

Barton joins High Wire with more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity with companies in various industries, including telecommunications, health care, software development, finance, mortgage and government.

Most recently, Barton was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Stellar Cyber, makers of the Starlight Open Detection & Response (Open-XDR) security platform. Prior to that he was COO for 5Iron LLC, a managed security services provider (MSSP), and CISO for ForcePoint Inc., a provider of cybersecurity user and data protection technology. He also spent 12 years working for telecommunications giants AT&T/Cingular and Sprint/Nextel. Barton began his career with the United States Air Force, where he spent five years developing and deploying classified and unclassified networks, an experience he calls the foundation for his long career in IT and cybersecurity.

Significantly, Barton has developed, implemented and supported security programs in highly regulated environments with emphasis on Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI - DSS), NIST and ISO 27000 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.

“David has a broad range of experience working with organizations of all sizes and industries – from a highly regulated hospital to a midsize MSSP,” said High Wire CEO Mark Porter. “This gives him a unique perspective to support our MSP partners and their most exacting customers. He also has a first-hand understanding of the challenges that MSPs and their small and medium business customers face in securing their data and IT systems.”

“The reality is there’s not enough security talent to go around, which leaves many organizations vulnerable,” said Barton. “High Wire’s mission is to give midmarket enterprises and small and medium businesses access to the best security experts and systems in the world, which they can’t realistically obtain or afford on their own. Our role in the cybersecurity world is part missionary, part equalizer – to me, that’s exciting.”

As CTO, Barton will ensure that the Overwatch Managed Security Platform has the most current cybersecurity technologies delivered in a cost-effective manner. He will work in tandem with High Wire Network’s CISO Philip Burnett, who will oversee the security analysts that monitor the platform and guide their response to the data the platform generates.

As the technical sales leader, Barton will be able to translate customer requirements into technology solutions. He’ll leverage his extensive real-world experience as a trusted adviser to High Wire Network’s MSP sales partners and their customers.

About Overwatch by High Wire Networks
Overwatch by High Wire Networks simplifies cybersecurity by delivering end-to-end protections for an organization’s networks, data, endpoints and users as an affordable monthly subscription service with predicable costs and no capital outlay. Customers get instant access to a scalable, future-proof security platform, including a 24/7 security operations center (SOC), continuous vulnerability assessments, managed secure remote access, security awareness training, real-time patch management and video surveillance.

High Wire Networks’ Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service simplifies the delivery of cybersecurity services for managed services providers (MSPs). By tapping into our platform, MSPs can achieve instant scale and immediate ROI, sidestepping the significant investment and time to market required to integrate best-of-breed technology, attract and retain expert security talent, and optimize processes.

About High Wire Networks
For nearly 20 years, High Wire Networks has been a trusted partner to VARs, MSPs, distributors, integrators, manufacturers and telecom providers by enabling them to minimize overhead while extending delivery capabilities around the world. Our flexible workforce delivers vendor-agnostic technical field, professional and security services in more than 180 countries. Our services include design, installation, configuration and support for unified communications, wired and wireless networks, cabling and infrastructure, and electrical systems. Our new Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service enables our partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that’s easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable monthly subscription. We also offer a variety of on-demand, rapid-response solutions with service levels ranging from two hours to next business day for onsite break-fix and remote technical support. With High Wire Networks, partners Get Work Done. Learn more at http://www.highwirenetworks.com.

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