QTS has appointed Andrew Wild as the Cyber Security Chief of their company. He was formerly the chief security officer at Lancope, a Georgia-based information security company acquired by Cisco last September.
The new appointment makes QTS one of the first data center service providers to appoint a Chief Information Security Officer. Jon Greaves, QTS CTO, explained in a statement that the company decided to invest in the new position because security threats are “evolving day by day.”
QTS also provides a variety of managed and cloud services in addition to raw data center capacity. QTS being a managed service and cloud provider, says that it is necessary for them to have a bigger need for in-house cyber security expertise than the other data center providers.
Before his tenure in Lancope in 2014, Wild served as CSO at Qualys, a cybersecurity firm that went public in 2012. Before Qualys, he was manager of information security engineering at EMC.