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Datto hires chief information security officer

Datto Inc. has hired Ryan Weeks as its chief information security officer, the company announced Wednesday.

Weeks will be in charge of the firm’s security initiatives ensuring that the company’s products will meet the needs of Datto’s Managed Service Providers and their customers, according to Datto.

“Datto is laser-focused on helping MSPs serve the business continuity, disaster recovery and networking needs of their small-to-medium business customers,” Weeks said in a statement. “I’m eager to build upon Datto’s vision to ensure our solutions provide the level of protection our MSP partners demand and to minimize IT risks for their customers through a pre-emptive, proactive approach.”

Weeks will report to Datto’s chief technology officer, Robert Gibbons.

“Datto strives to exceed the expectations that we jointly set with all of our MSPs, and our data protection technologies are unparalleled in safeguarding essential business data from evolving cyber-threats,” Gibbons said in a statement. “Ryan brings a comprehensive skillset and proven success record that will play a critical role in helping Datto ensure the security of its core products, to deliver the highest standards for our partners.”

Most recently, Weeks was vice president and associate director at Conn.-based FactSet Research Systems Inc. He was also a security consultant at Ajilon Consulting. Weeks is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a master’s degree in information assurance.

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