Global cyber security technology and services company, Cylance, is increasing its reach in Asia-Pacific by opening a new office in Sydney.
Cylance president and CEO, Stuart McClure, said the company’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region underscored the simple fact that all countries and even the most secure of companies are exposed to cyber-attacks.
"Cylance's approach is called Presponse – to prevent a need for response – that exposes compromises, fixes problem areas and predicts the next area of attack. Bringing this methodology to APAC will help protect the region's critical infrastructure and key resources impacting its economic and social welfare," he said.
The company recently appointed Paul Wilcox as Asia-Pacific general manager to lead the local team.
Wilcox will report directly to Cylance global sales vice-president, Holly Whalen.
Wilcox said he aims to advance Cylance's mission to protect customers from advanced cyber threats when today's network and operations infrastructure is often protected by flawed security.
His first focus will be introducing Cylance's Presponse Professional Security Services and a set of advanced threat and forensics technologies and threat intelligence reports to the area.
"Security is an industry full of new threats, problems and vulnerabilities, but you hear little in the way of new forms of defense. I'm excited to bring our new mindset to APAC which will help our regional partners protect themselves and respond to incidents," he said.
He has had more than 25 years’ of enterprise experience in risk management, compliance and sales leadership within the government, military, critical infrastructure and private sector verticals.
Prior to joining Cylance, Wilcox served as the telecommunications and mobility sales director and McAfee. He has also previously held executive leadership positions at IBM, Symantec and Wyse Technology.