Johnnie Konstantas

Johnnie Konstantas, vice president of marketing at Varonis, has more than 15 years of experience in the network-security and telecommunications fields. Prior to joining Varonis, she held various senior roles in marketing, product management and engineering with start-up companies Neoteris (acquired by Juniper) and RedSeal Systems, as well as industry leaders Check Point Software, Juniper Networks and Motorola. She holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. For more information about Varonis, go to

Articles by Johnnie Konstantas

Those of us in the data security industry, practitioners and vendors alike, have been conditioned to think of data protection in terms that are analogous to physical security. Blocking devices and sensors are akin to locks and security systems. This is why for years we have been investing in those technologies that will block out unauthorized connections all the while making information more and more accessible. There is, however, a new world order at hand. Data creation rates now far outpace the ability of IT managers to write security rules, and the number of data breaches and threats that originate from network insiders have proven much more frequent and insidious than even our most dire predictions of five years ago.

Posted April 15, 2009