Expert in Threat Detection and Intelligence Brings Real-World Insights into Security and Risk Management Strategies

ATLANTA May 17, 2017 – Veristor Systems, Inc., an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions, today announced that Jackie Groark has joined the company as Director, Security/CISO to head the company’s security practice. Groark, an expert and thought leader in security operations, processes and strategies, joins Veristor from the Southern Company.

“Security is a core consideration for every IT enterprise,” said Ferrol Macon, Vice President, Architecture and Product Strategy, Veristor. “It’s both an urgent need and a strategic initiative for our customers. Jackie has both real-world experience and a strategic view of security operations. Her leadership enables the Veristor Security Team to provide organizations the practical insights they need to effectively protect against and respond to cyber attacks and insider threats through systematic processes, people, and technology. We’re pleased to add her to our growing team of thought leaders and technical experts.”

Groark joins Veristor following her prestigious career in technology with Southern Company where she served in various leadership roles for both infrastructure and application teams providing critical business solutions across the enterprise. For the past five years, she served as IT Security Director, Threat Management & Intelligence. During her time with Southern Company, Groark directed the ground-up development of a Security Operations Center (SOC) that encompasses threat monitoring, incident response, content development and threat intelligence. She also helped design an Insider Threat Program; building and providing leadership for the Insider Threat Fusion Center. In addition, she managed the implementation and support of the underlying infrastructure and tools that supported both the SOC and the Insider Threat Program. She has experience writing incident response plans and working on industry-wide initiatives. Groark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and an MBA from The University of Southern Mississippi.

“I was honored to have had a role in securing one of our nation’s most critical infrastructures,” said Groark. “Veristor is a unique and compelling organization with a strong view into what makes IT successful. I am excited to be able to contribute to our customer’s success in the area of security from my experience. I look forward to helping customers chart a successful course when it comes to securing their business.”

Veristor Security Solutions cover the entire enterprise landscape, from endpoint to data center to cloud, and all points in between. With a perfected combination of tools and best practices, Veristor delivers the complete security visibility organizations need across their entire IT ecosystem. From discovering security vulnerabilities to pinpointing unpatched servers, Veristor Security Solutions will close the loop on security processes and provide the tools and services needed to make business both safe and secure. For more information about Veristor’s security practice, visit:

About Veristor Systems, Inc.

At Veristor, we design, implement and manage IT solutions that fuel business productivity. As an end-to-end solutions provider, Veristor specializes in enterprise data storage, virtual infrastructure, public, private and hybrid cloud services, migration, and technology financing. Headquartered in Atlanta, Veristor delivers solutions nationwide to enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and federal, state and local government. To learn how Veristor can help you achieve an IT infrastructure that accelerates business growth, improves efficiencies and reduces costs, visit: