September 17, 2021 Continent 8 Team

Cybersecurity Innovator Joins Forces with Continent 8 Technologies to Lead New Security Initiative

Patrick Gardner, a cybersecurity industry veteran with over 18 years of experience delivering best-in-class security solutions to businesses around the globe, has joined forces with Continent 8 Technologies to deliver a new age of Managed Prevention, Detection & Response services to supplement Continent 8 Technologies’ thriving data center and network solutions business. For this initiative, offered as C8 Secure, Gardner will lead the mission as its Managing Partner. His focus will be on executing strategies and building operations to ensure its success, leveraging his long history of helping service providers build successful security best practices that have resulted in multiple industry awards.

Michael Tobin, Founder & CEO at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “As the world’s largest iGaming data center and global network solutions provider, Continent 8 is deeply committed to continued investment in advanced data centers, networks and technology. Investment in security is no exception and is mission critical. Patrick’s executive leadership and security services experience through operations, sales and business development will be a great asset to the Continent 8 team as we strive towards becoming the premier provider of Managed Security Services to the iGaming industry and beyond. I’m thrilled to have a well-respected cybersecurity expert like Patrick leading this initiative for us.”

“With the increase of sophisticated cyberattack techniques, combined with businesses relying more and more on cloud services and work from home environments, the need for security solutions focused on prevention and rapid incident response has never been greater,” Gardner said. “C8 Secure brings together a comprehensive, multi-layered suite of services to address customer compliance, perimeter and ransomware threats. I am humbled to be working alongside Michael and his talented team at Continent 8 to accelerate security services growth and deliver higher levels of customer value.”

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