Secarma has appointed ex-military cybersecurity expert Holly Williams as technical director, as it looks to bolster its growing cloud security division.
The board-level role sees Williams heading up the technical development and direction of Secarma’s 40-strong team of penetration testers and senior management.
Williams previously served for five years as a site security officer with the British armed forces, overseeing the installation, maintenance and decommissioning of secure communications systems, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.
Since leaving the military and completing an MSc in Information Security and Privacy, she has worked in penetration testing for six years, supporting clients including global, blue-chip business, SMEs and the public sector. She is CREST certified as a web application specialist.
Backed by technology entrepreneurs Lawrence and Gail Jones, Secarma specialises in penetration testing, cloud security, red teaming and Cyber Essentials certification.
The firm continues to foster a close partnership with British hosting giant UKFast, also owned by Lawrence Jones, addressing the overlapping needs of their respective customer bases.
“It’s a hugely exciting time to take up this role at Secarma. We are growing significantly and developing our product portfolio, collaborating with UKFast to support their customers. Criminals don’t clock off at 5pm, so we’re developing services that support our clients around the clock,” said Williams.
“Cloud security is a major focus – especially for businesses operating multi-cloud or hybrid IT architectures. Our specialist penetration testers are experts across the major cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure and eCloud. For organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach it’s an amazing resource to be able to tap into those skillsets and provide a level of assurance over their platform security.”
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