Kevin Brown named new head of BT Security

03 December 2018 | James Pearce

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BT has appointed law enforcement specialist Kevin Brown as the new head of its security division, replacing Mark Hughes, who is stepping down at the end of the year.

As managing director of BT Security, Brown will be tasked with directing BT’s physical and cyber security activities on a global basis, heading up one of the British telco’s fastest growing divisions.

BT Security providers cyber security service across 180 countries, with over 3,000 security experts protecting its own operations as well as its customers’ networks. Its network of security operations centres protects BT against over 125,000 cyber-attacks every month.

Brown has been with BT since 2012, following a 20-year career in law enforcement. He previously led BT Security’s engagement with international governments as well as its relationships with global law enforcement agencies such as Interpol and Europol.

He said: “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. 

“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.”