Thomas Duryea Logicalis has appointed Brett White as its first ‘as-a-service’ chief security officer, a position that adds new features to the managed services provider’s growing security practice.
The chief security officer as-a-service position will offer external CSO resources to board-level executives and leaders from small-medium businesses to enterprise-sized companies.
White will report into Gavin Coulthard, TDL’s national security practice manager.
“As digital transformation takes hold across all sectors, cyber security and compliance simply cannot be ignored," Coulthard said. "Organisations that don’t have an in-house CSO resource are grappling with developing a security strategy that complies with government regulations on securing and protecting data privacy.”
“In addition, an industry-wide shortage of security practitioners is having direct impact on security lifecycle strategy development."
Thomas Duryea Logicalis chief executive Michael Chanter said the company’s security practice was providing “ahead-of-the-curve” solutions to businesses confronting new security threats.
“Brett’s newly-created role will provide executive level advice and guidance, bridging the gap between government regulation and available in-house security resources needed to achieve compliance to Australian information security standards. A strategic hire for the Security Practice, Brett will be a real asset to TDL’s continued growth,” Chanter said.
White joins TDL from Juniper Networks, where he held the position of senior security specialist. His previous roles include pre-sales architect and Palo Alto Networks and security and network architect at Telstra. White’s resume boasts more than 20 years of experience in networking and security.