Orange Cyberdefense, the cyber security business unit of the Orange Group, has boosted its UK executive team with the appointment of executive for three senior roles, including new Managing Director, Clive Hamilton.
Global ICT experience
Clive joins Orange Cyberdefense having spent more than 13 years at NTT Europe (NTT Ltd.), most recently as Managing Director. He has 30 years global ICT experience in network, cloud, data centre, security and voice service.
Mohammed Lateef has joined as UK Finance Director for the organisation. Mohammed has extensive experience within financial management roles, having worked as the Head of Finance and Operations for Xenith and prior to that, Group Financial Controller of Six Degrees Group. This experience has enabled him to harness a vital skill set across accounting, finance, auditing and management.
Cyber security and technology solutions expert
In 2019, Orange acquired the UK’s largest independent cyber security provider, SecureData
New UK Product and Marketing Director, Stuart Reed, has broad experience in the cyber security and technology industry, including with Sony, Symantec and NTT Security. With expertise in product marketing, product management and strategy, Stuart is in a strong position to drive marketing management and strategy.
Orange Cyberdefense employs more than 200 people in the UK. In 2019, Orange acquired the UK’s largest independent cyber security provider, SecureData, whose existing Security Operations Centre (SOC) was added to Orange Cyberdefense’s existing nine Cyber SOC’s and four CERTs around the globe. The acquisition included SecureData’s penetration testing and consulting arm, SensePost.
Services-led approach to cyber security
Clive Hamilton, UK Managing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK, stated “COVID-19 has cemented the market direction towards a services led approach to cyber security. With an increasingly dispersed workforce and global economy, customers are demanding to work with a cyber-security partner that can build a solution to meet their business models that are increasingly reliant on digitisation.”
Clive adds, “With a blended approach of people, process and technology, coupled with the growth of the UK team plus the backing of a multinational organisation, Orange Cyberdefense has the skills, experience and focus to work in partnership with customers to drive their commercial success in a scalable and secure way by placing cyber security at the heart of their digital transformation initiatives.”