About Us

Security Boulevard is a division of Techstrong Group, Inc., producers of leading technology communities like DevOps.com, Cloud Native Now and Techstrong TV. 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 Creators Network and the Security Creators 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 seven 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, staging-securityboulevard.kinsta.cloud has quickly establishing itself as an indispensable resource for Security education and community building.

Security Boulevard is the home of the Security Creators Network (SCN). Over 400 member blogs strong, the Security Creators 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 SCN and is growing every day.

In addition to the SCN 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 Techstrong Group, is also the producer of several events around the world including DevOps Connect@ RSAC, the Security Creators 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 for publishing on Security Boulevard. They are:

  1. Articles must be original and not previously published elsewhere. THIS INCLUDES CORPORATE BLOGS.
  2. Articles must be exclusive to Techstrong Media properties (DevOps.com, Security Boulevard, Cloud Native Now).
  3. Articles must speak to our main audience, which is practitioners.
  4. Articles must be vendor-neutral and vendor-agnostic and NOT promotional in any way (this includes links).
  5. Articles should be 600-1,000 words in length.

If after you read this, you would like to contribute, please submit your proposed content to our editorial team.

Management Team


Editorial Leadership

alansmallAlan Shimel, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Techstrong Group

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.


Mike Vizard, Chief Content Officer, Techstrong Group

Mike Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist with over 25 years of experience. He also contributed to IT Business Edge, Channel Insider, Baseline and a variety of other IT titles. Previously, Vizard was the editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise as well as Editor-in-Chief for CRN and InfoWorld.


Sharon FlorentineSharon Florentine, Managing Editor, Techstrong Media

Sharon is a veteran technology editor and former journalist with more than 20 years of experience writing and editing IT books and certification guides, print and digital magazines such as CRN, eWEEK, Computerworld and CIO.com, among others. She is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. She currently lives near Philadelphia, PA with her husband, son and a neurotic pit bull mix.


Amanda RazzaniAmanda Razani, Managing Editor, Techstrong Media

With over 14 years of experience as a professional writer, editor and project coordinator, Amanda’s work can be found in magazines, newspapers, books, blogs and podcasts around the world. She has been recognized as a Top 20 Under 40 Professional and is regularly invited to tech conferences to report on the latest tech announcements. Amanda draws her inspiration from constant learning, reading, volunteering and networking. She is a proud wife and momma, and Angelo State University graduate who currently resides in Texas.


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