About Us

Security Boulevard is a division of MediaOps, Inc., producers of leading technology communities like DevOps.com, Container Journal and DevOps Connect. Security Boulevard’s mission is to serve the security and related communities by providing a single destination for information, education and discourse on the leading topics and issues facing the security, as well as the larger IT community today.

When I founded the Security Bloggers Network and the Security Bloggers Meetup and Awards, it was my intention also to establish a home for the security community.  I launched Security Boulevard with a major focus on what came to be known as DevSecOps. In the last three years, our “Security Connect: DevSecOps Edition at RSAC,” along with all of its associated activities, has become one of the largest gatherings in the world for DevSecOps. Today, we are bringing everything together in the realization of my dream. Security Boulevard intersects the security and the Security /DevSecOps communities. Lessons I have learned in publishing Security Boulevard, co-founding StillSecure and other activities culminate here with the launch of Security Boulevard. Launched in September 2017, SecurityBoulevard.com has quickly establishing itself as an indispensable resource for Security education and community building.

Security Boulevard is the home of the Security Bloggers Network (SBN). Over 400 member blogs strong; the Security Bloggers Network has been promoting and distributing some of the leading bloggers content in the security space for over 14 years. The site contains over 25,000 posts from the SBN and growing every day.

In addition to the SBN content, Security Boulevard also features original content authored by many of the most distinguished journalists in the field. Audio and video content is also featured on Security Boulevard via Security Boulevard Chats and Security Boulevard TV.

Security Boulevard via MediaOps, is also the producer of several events around the world including DevOps Connect@ RSAC, the Security Bloggers Meetup and more. If it is about security, it is on the Boulevard!

Would you like to contribute to Security Boulevard? Whether as a one-time byline contribution or as a regular contributor, we are always looking for quality content. We only have a few rules to publishing on Security Boulevard. They are:

  1. Must be vendor neutral – no ifs, ands or buts, all contributions must be vendor neutral, as well as non-disparaging of others
  2. All contributions must be transparent as to authorship – no anonymous postings. Our readers need to know who wrote the article, where they work and what their positions are.
  3. Length should be 600 to 1500 words
  4. Original – if it has already been published somewhere else, we will not run it. All of our non-SBN content is original

If after you read this, you would like to contribute, please contact us at editor@securityboulevard.com.

Management Team

alansmall Alan Shimel, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Parker-Yates Parker Yates, Chief Revenue Officer
Saleem Padani, Chief Operating Officer
Deborah Schalm, Director of Customer Engagement & Marketing


Editorial Leadership

alansmallAlan Shimel, Founder and Editor-In-Chief,

An often-cited personality in the security and technology community and a sought-after speaker at industry and government events, Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology.


Charlene O’Hanlon, Managing Editor,

Charlene O’Hanlon is managing editor at MediaOps. She is an award-winning journalist serving the technology sector for 20 years as content director, executive editor and managing editor for numerous technology-focused sites including DevOps.com, CRN, The VAR Guy, ACM Queue and Channel Partners. She is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.


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