First of three Board Members announced for South East Cyber Resilience Centre

The South East Cyber Resilience Centre (SECRC) is pleased to announce Stuart Reed, Product and Marketing Director at Orange Cyberdefense as the first of three board members to be announced.

Stuart Reed has amassed almost 20 years’ experience in a variety of world-class technology brands including Sony, Symantec, NTT and now Orange Cyberdefense —with a particular focus on cybersecurity. He is widely recognised for his work in product strategy and thought leadership in different areas of cybersecurity.

In his role as Product & Marketing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK, he drives the technology roadmap, managing both solutions and go-to-market teams to solve the cyber challenges of customers as they broaden their digital initiatives in a rapidly changing market.

Commenting on the appointment, Director of SECRC Justin Torgout said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Stuart Reed as our very first SECRC Board Member. Stuart brings a wealth of experience both in the cyber security industry and as a successful business leader. His guidance and support will be invaluable to me as the Director and the wider team at the SECRC as we continue to grow the organisation and increase the number of members across the region. I am looking forward to working with Stuart to shape our future plans to tackle the threat of cyber security across the South East and through the broader CRC network.”

Stuart Reed, Product & Marketing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK, said: “At a time when UK organisations are dealing with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, this innovative public/private initiative will play an important role in helping firms battle ever-more sophisticated cyber criminals intent on capitalising on the fragility experienced across many sectors. Even the biggest and most technically adept companies in the world continue to become victims of cyber-attacks, so there is a pressing need for continuous learning around best practice, insight and good cyber health.”

“As a board member I look forward to playing an active role in guiding the strategic direction of the Cyber Resilience Centre, using my role at Orange Cyberdefense to pass on some of the insight we gain from our world class research and analysis.”

The SECRC is an innovative not for profit partnership between policing, academia and private industry, committed to helping protect businesses in the South East region from cybercrime.

The SECRC joins a growing network of regional centres being established as part of a national roll out to provide businesses of all sizes with access to affordable cyber security services, the latest advice and support from leading law enforcement and industry experts and help them take simple steps to protect their business from unscrupulous cyber criminals.

The SECRC offers a range of membership options to businesses in the region including a free Core Membership for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Sign up on the website today to access cyber Security support, guidance, and tools.

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