Appointments

BT names new head of security business

BT has appointed Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, in which role he will be responsible for the telco’s global physical and cyber security activity.

Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who is stepping down at the end of this year to take up a new position outside of BT.

BT, a primary global provider of cyber security services, has 3,000 experts protecting its operations across 180 countries as well as its customers’ networks. Its global network of Security Operations Centres protects BT against 125,000 cyber-attacks every month and delivers cyber security services to consumers, governments and businesses.

Brown joined BT in 2012, following a 20-year career in law enforcement. He has specialised in security throughout his time at BT, and in previous roles has led its global investigation and intelligence teams and driven the modernisation of BT’s protection systems. In his previous role, Kevin led BT Security’s engagement with international governments, and managed its relationships with international law enforcement agencies such as Interpol and Europol.

“Our global network gives us a ringside view of the latest threats so we can anticipate and mitigate emerging attacks before they impact our business or our customers,” said Brown. “Our expertise in securing BT’s global network is why organisations around the world trust us to protect their most critical assets. I’m really looking forward to continuing the rapid growth that BT Security has seen in recent years.”

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