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HelpSystems Appoints Onkar Birk as Alert Logic Managing Director

Cybersecurity Visionary to Guide Alert Logic’s Evolution as a Cornerstone of HelpSystems’ Comprehensive Security Portfolio

HOUSTON – April 20, 2022 – Alert Logic today announced that Onkar Birk has been named Alert Logic Managing Director for HelpSystems. In his new role, Birk will oversee the Alert Logic business as it continues providing the most innovative managed detection and response (MDR) solution to security-strapped organizations. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Alert Logic until the company’s acquisition by HelpSystems in March 2022.

“Alert Logic MDR is a new cornerstone of HelpSystems’ extensive cybersecurity portfolio, complementing and enhancing our solutions,” said Kate Bolseth, HelpSystems CEO. “Onkar will provide critical leadership as Alert Logic advances to the next stage of growth, and our customers and partners will benefit from even greater end-to-end security outcomes.”

CISOs face a rapidly evolving threat environment and need an aggressive response plan to defend against attackers. As cybersecurity awareness matures, organizations are evolving and expanding their detection and prevention capabilities within the limits of their IT budgets but often fall short. With the addition of Alert Logic MDR®, HelpSystems has furthered its top tier security solutions so customers can adopt them without the complexity of managing them.

“HelpSystems has created a global cybersecurity powerhouse with the largest gathering of cybersecurity talent assembled under one roof,” said Birk. “Organizations at any stage of their security journey can now work with a single provider to access a full spectrum of detection and prevention capabilities.”

Birk has built his reputation as a leader focused on delivering products to market with customer success, swift execution, and the development of talent on his teams. Prior to Alert Logic, he led technology transformation for global clients. Birk also spent seven years with private equity firms focused on product strategy consulting and was General Manager for the Avaya Services and Contact Center Solutions Division.

About Alert Logic by HelpSystems

Alert Logic by HelpSystems is the only managed detection and response (MDR) provider that delivers comprehensive coverage for public clouds, SaaS, on-premises, and hybrid environments. Since no level of investment prevents or blocks 100% of attacks, you need to continuously identify and address breaches or gaps before they cause real damage. With limited expertise and a cloud-centric strategy, this level of security can seem out of reach. Our cloud-native technology and white-glove team of security experts protect your organization 24/7 and ensure you have the most effective response to resolve whatever threats may come. Founded in 2002, Alert Logic is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has business operations, team members, and channel partners located worldwide. Learn more at alertlogic.com. Alert Logic – unrivaled security for your cloud journey.

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations secure and automate their operations.

Our cybersecurity and automation software protects information and simplifies IT processes to give our customers peace of mind. We know security and IT transformation is a journey, not a destination. Let’s move forward. Learn more at www.helpsystems.com.

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