EY has promoted Asia Pacific based mostly associate Richard Watson to World-wide Leader of its Cybersecurity Consulting division.
Richard Watson, who is primarily based in the firm’s Sydney place of work, has been with the Major 4 large for six yrs, joining in 2015 as Cybersecurity Consulting Chief for Australia and New Zealand. Just one calendar year on, he was promoted to the division’s chief for Asia Pacific, steering the device and its 20+ country groups by means of a period of time of quick development.
Now in the prime world seat, Watson (who will also continue on as Asia Pacific chief) oversees a staff of about 12,000 cybersecurity consultants functioning across sectors.
Commenting on his advertising, Watson claimed: “Cybersecurity is a universal issue. I am thrilled to lead the international organisation in the growth of EY cyber capacities to better guard consumers from cyber-relevant risks, no issue wherever they function, and assistance build a much more trusted and secure functioning globe.”
Watson is stop responsible for the unit’s strategic course, shopper management, capacity advancement of inside groups, partnerships with cyber technological innovation program distributors and other alliances, and believed management. He also will perform a part in EY’s cyber specials agenda – the organization has acquired a number of cybersecurity corporations around the past a long time (including SecureWorx and Aleron in Australia), with more this kind of centered acquisitions predicted.
On client engagements, Watson specialises in cyber method, danger assessment, systems for checking and protecting against cyber attack and handling cyber incident reaction. “In my do the job with customers, I aid them fully grasp the cyber threats they are experiencing and prioritise investments to boost their cybersecurity posture. This supports customers so they can greater safeguard on their own and allows develop a far more reliable and safe functioning globe.”
“I have worked in a variety of industries, focusing on those people that have intellectual property to defend, a substantial hazard of model harm from a cyber incident or whose functions need them to have large volumes of personalized knowledge,” he mentioned.
Prior to joining EY, Watson was Handling Director for cybersecurity and threat management in the Asia Pacific and Middle East functions of BAE Techniques Utilized Intelligence. Ahead of that, he spent 8 several years at Accenture and two decades at Arthur Andersen.
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