Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of InfoRiskToday, BankInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity and numerous other global media sites, announces the hiring of its Managing Editor for the European practice, Mathew J. Schwartz.
Schwartz, who has over 20 years of experience working in the electronic media industry, brings an extensive background and understanding of the information security, risk management and privacy trends that affect Europe.
"We're thrilled to have Mat onboard," says Tom Field, Vice President of Editorial at ISMG. "His enthusiasm, expertise and strategic placement in Europe are a perfect complement to our experienced and expanding editorial team. We're committed to growing the breadth and depth of our content, and Mat will play a huge role in our growth."
He will help lead ISMG's coverage of the region, as well as bolster the firm's engagement with industry vendors, trade associations and practitioners.
Schwartz has covered information security and privacy trends throughout his career. His investigative feature, "Anatomy Of A Brokerage IT Meltdown," which explored the backstory to the first-ever privacy fine imposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was a finalist in the Eddie & Ozzie Awards, and was awarded "Honorable Mention" at the 2013 min's Editorial & Design Awards.
Before joining ISMG, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek, as well as a frequent contributor to numerous security and privacy publications, including DarkReading, as well as the "Privacy Advisor" member newsletter from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Previously, Schwartz served as a security reporter for numerous publications, produced content for a number of consulting firms, and also worked as a travel writer and photographer.
Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education.
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