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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.


Author's Posts

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: […]

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 […]

Security Automation:  Let’s amplify, not replace people 

Security teams are plagued by two interrelated challenges – lack of resources and an ever-increasing set of tools that don’t speak the same language and require sophisticated skills to manage. Stories of analysts combing through disparate data, manually collating them to discover threats and many times, ending up with false positives, only to restart the process all over again are common. And this constant fire drill mode is […]

How to Achieve Best-in-Class Security Operations

Why you need outcome-driven Security Operations for today’s dynamic business and threat environment Digital transformation, hybrid or remote work, bring you own devices, shadow IT – business transformation is anything but static and cybersecurity teams are facing the brunt of it as guardians of the enterprise. How do security teams, already hampered with budget and […]

Re-thinking Security Operations in the New Threat Environment–And Why Open XDR-as-a-Service is Key to its Success

  Building an appropriate defense to meet the challenges of today’s complex and chaotic threat and risk environment requires organizations to rethink their cybersecurity. That includes evolving your Security Operations program to be more current, with access to the right mechanics and insights and the ability to focus on the security issues that impact your business most. Like all transformative processes, creating a best-in-class SOC takes time and commitment, but it’s well worth the investment. Fundamental to […]

New IDG and ReliaQuest Research Finds Many Security Teams at a Critical Tipping Point with “Security Tech Sprawl”

An increasing attack surface promoted by a dynamic enterprise IT environment has had security teams facing more cyber threats and searching for more ways to combat them. However, having an array of security tools doesn’t necessarily make an enterprise more secure. In fact, new research from IDG and ReliaQuest suggests that “tool sprawl” or “tech […]