Blue Coat Systems has named Damien Manuel as its new chief information security officer for Australia and New Zealand.
Manuel will work with senior IT executives from Blue Coat’s customers and lead Blue Coat’s team of consultants in the region.
“Blue Coat represents an immense opportunity,” Manuelsaid. “I am excited to lead the security team and look forward to carrying on the company’s legacy of delivering the best possible protection against advanced adversaries.”
Blue Coat vice-president Asia Pacific, Leigh Warren, said Manuel was results driven, respected and had a successful record of innovation.
“Damien will work closely with Blue Coat’s local team to help us serve our clients by driving the security agenda in Australia and in New Zealand. He brings to Blue Coat the management and technical expertise that is absolutely essential for success in today's market."
Previously, Manuel worked as a senior information security governance manager and later as an enterprise IT and Security risk manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was responsible for managing the banks’ information security standard globally.
Prior to NAB, Manuel was an account director at RSA, where he was responsible for enterprise accounts with emphasis on financial services and telecommunications. He also held senior roles at Telstra and Melbourne IT. He is currently on CompTIA’s executive advisory committee and is the national branch director for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).