Paula brings over 30 years of experience covering the IT security and networking technology markets. She has been an IT security analyst for over nine years, most recently as a research director at NSS Labs, and earlier as principal analyst for enterprise security for Current Analysis. As a security technology analyst Paula has tracked and analyzed competitive developments in the threat management segment of the information security market, ranging from advanced anti-malware to next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems to content security, data loss prevention and more. Prior to becoming an analyst, Paula led a 20+ year career as a well-regarded technology journalist. She served as a senior editor and writer at eWeek, PC Week, and Network World, winning the prestigious Gold Award for News Analysis, American Society of Business Publication Editors.