BT appoints new MD for security division
Kevin Brown will become head of BT Security, BT's physical and cybersecurity arm
BT has appointed Kevin Brown as the new managing director of BT Security, the company's security business.
Brown will be responsible for BT's global security business, which includes cyber and physical security. BT is one of the world's biggest providers of cyber security services, with 3,000 experts around the world protecting BT's operations across 180 countries, with a global network of SOCs, and a customer base of multinationals and governments.
Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who is stepping down at the end of this year to take up a new position outside of BT. 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, Brown led BT Security's engagement with international governments, and managed its relationships with international law enforcement agencies such as Interpol and Europol.
"I'm thrilled to be leading BT's security operations at a time when the need to protect households, business, governments and entire nation states from damaging cyber-attacks has never been greater," Brown said.
"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. 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."