Ed Macnair

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macnair-Ed Macnair, CEO and Chairman of cloud security specialist, CensorNet has over 30 years of sales and business development expertise in the technology and IT security world. Ed led the acquisition of CensorNet in October 2014 with the aim of accelerating the company’s product development and aggressively growing web security revenues through its global channel partners and new partnerships with managed service providers.His experience in cloud security is unquestionable: he was previously the founder and CEO of SaaSID, a UK based single-sign on and application security vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Before Intermedia and SaaSID, Ed was CEO of Marshal, a global web and email security company which merged with US web security provider 8e6 Technologies to form M86 Security. He also held senior management positions with MessageLabs, Symantec, IBM and Xerox.



Articles by Ed Macnair

Shadow IT - Innovation versus Risk

Shadow IT – Innovation versus Risk

Shadow IT – as the name implies – is the installation and use of applications by employees that operate in an organisation’s area of shadows, without the knowledge or approval of IT. These applications have not been vetted, authorised, controlled or supported by the IT team and therefore are often not in line with the …

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Terrorism? Now is not the Time to Bury our Heads in the Sand

Terrorism? Now is not the Time to Bury our Heads in the Sand

Terrorism has never been the most uplifting topic to talk about and perhaps that’s always been part of the problem. Collectively we need to find ways of tackling subjects that we’d rather not discuss at parties or at work. If for no other reason because they’re allowed to thrive and flourish on the very fact …

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How to Protect Valuable IP

How to Protect Valuable IP

The top secret recipe for Heinz Tomato Ketchup is thought to be known by only eight to ten people in the world; KFC’s original recipe chicken is seasoned with a secret blend of eleven herbs and spices that is held in a vault in its Louisville, Kentucky HQ; and the ingredients used by Coca Cola …

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Data Dump with CEO Emails

Data Dump with CEO Emails

Following the Ashley Madison data breach story, new reports have shown that some users including members of the Ministry of Defence have used their work email address to sign-up to the website. CensorNet and Tripwire commented on the it also seems reminiscent of the Sony breach which also appeared to have personal attack overtones.

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