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New Head of Security Business Announced at BT

Today, global telecommunications giant BT announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security.

Brown will succeed Mark Hughes, who is leaving BT at the end of the year. Brown will oversee the company’s physical and cybersecurity activity around the world.

Brown first joined BT in 2012, following a 20-year career in law enforcement. He has specialized in security throughout his time at BT, and in previous roles has led its global investigation and intelligence teams and driven the modernization 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

BT has 3000 cybersecurity experts around the world protecting its operations across 180 countries as well as its customers’ networks. According to the firm, its global network of security operations centers protects BT against 125,000 cyber-attacks every month and provides cybersecurity solutions and services to consumers, governments and businesses.

“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 organizations 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.”

BT also said that it plans to increase its cybersecurity headcount by 25% over the next five years “in order to develop the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and meets its growth ambition.”

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