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Ashok Sankar

Ashok Sankar

Ashok Sankar brings over 25 years of expertise across the technology product strategy, management and marketing discipline. He is currently VP of Solutions Marketing at ReliaQuest, where he partners with our Platform and SOC teams in their mission to help organizations reduce security complexity so they can better manage risk and confidently drive measurable and actionable outcomes.  He leads thought leadership and strategic marketing initiatives to drive awareness of our unique value propositions consistently across various channels and develop relevant content to foster productive engagements with prospects and customers. Prior to ReliaQuest, he was the Director of Solutions Strategy and Marketing focused on public sector and education markets at Splunk. He is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry and has held leadership roles at various organizations including Raytheon Cyber Products (now Forcepoint), RightNow (acquired by Oracle), SpringCM (acquired by DocuSign), NetSec (acquired by Verizon Business) and IBM.  He is a graduate of the Cybersecurity Strategy program from Georgetown University and is an adjunct professor with the Cybersecurity Strategy Masters’ program at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). He brings expertise across security, mobile, and cloud technologies and their applications in public sector and commercial industries.   Ashok is pragmatic marketing certified, twice, and lives in northern virginia.


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New in GreyMatter: Measure Your Readiness Against Cyber Risk

Today we’re excited to announce that, as part of our continuing effort to make security possible for our customers, we are introducing a new set of capabilities in our GreyMatter platform. These capabilities are meant to improve an analyst’s experience during investigations, map coverage to risk scenarios of concern, and measure and communicate actionable metrics […]

SOC Talk Recap: Proactive Detection and Response with MDR

Vontier is a global industrial technology company focused on smarter transportation and mobility.  With 150+ global locations serving a growing connected world, cybersecurity is a high priority.  Chief among these concerns are phishing, ransomware, and supply chain attacks, according to Ryan Strohman, Vontier’s Global IT Security Lead – Client Protection. As part of our webinar […]

Top 3 Cybersecurity Metrics to Track in 2022

Organizations’ InfoSec spending is expected to increase through the second half of 2021 and into 2022. In May of this year, Gartner wrote that worldwide spending on information security and risk management capabilities would specifically increase 12.4% and reach $150.4 billion by the end of the year. This translated into an IT security budget of […]

New in GreyMatter: Industry-Leading Security Measurement and Security Controls Validation

Today we’re introducing a new set of capabilities in our GreyMatter Open XDR-as-a-Service platform that allow security leaders to track, act on, and communicate security metrics across their programs and enable operations teams to validate security controls to ensure preparedness and resiliency. These new features address some of the most critical challenges in security programs: […]

Staying Secure in a Multi-Cloud World

Many organizations are now using multiple cloud environments. A 2021 survey found that most (92%) organizations use a multi-cloud strategy. That’s slightly higher than the 82% of respondents who admitted to using a hybrid cloud strategy consisting of both public and private cloud deployments in their organizations. When asked to elaborate on what their multi-cloud […]

How a Unified Security Approach Can Address the Rising Costs of a Data Breach

IBM recently came out with its Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021. One of the main takeaways is the fact that the average total cost of a data breach increased from $3.86 million in 2020 to $4.24 million a year later. That’s a growth of 9.8%, the largest margin seen in seven years. The […]

Accelerate Detection and Response and Build a Threat Hunting Program with new GreyMatter Capabilities

Today we’re introducing a new set of capabilities in our GreyMatter Open XDR-as-a-Service platform that allow security operations teams to improve detection, threat hunting and ease of management for the platform. These new features address some of the biggest challenges for security programs, most notability that in spite of investments in multiple tools, security operations […]

Overcoming Five Key Challenges in the Way of Effective Security Operations

According to a recent ReliaQuest survey, enterprises continue to deploy an assortment of security technologies across the network, email, endpoint devices, and the cloud despite an overwhelming number of existing investments, yet these tools are not able to proactively defend organizations against the evolving threat landscape. While individually providing valuable security telemetry, these tools are […]