Vectora leader in AI-powered threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, today announced two new appointments to its EMEA leadership team.
Under the announcement, Teppo Halonen is appointed as Vice President of EMEA, and Christian Borst is named as Chief Technical Officer of EMEA. Vectra’s new EMEA leadership team will work closely with customers and partners to develop security strategies and help secure digital transformation and cloud adoption projects.
“The influx of new and emerging talent is a sign of our growing momentum in the EMEA, driven by significant investment in our technology and the strong relationships built with regional partners. We now see a huge opportunity in the channel to help organizations achieve digital transformation and cloud projects,” explains Willem Hendrickx, CRO at Vectra. “By strengthening the EMEA leadership team, we can work even more closely with partners to help customers in their journey and identify the behavioral signs of cyber attacks and stop them before they happen.”
Teppo Halonen moves from his previous role at Vectra as Regional Director for Northern Europe, a position he has held since June 2020.
“As the number and sophistication of attacks targeting the hybrid enterprise increases, I am excited to take on this new role and help more customers build their cyber defense capabilities,” says Halonen. “I look forward to building on the strong regional alliances we have in the EMEA and working with a team of great people with shared values to achieve this.”
Christian Borst has an extensive background in cyber security and joins Vectra as Chief Technical Officer for EMEA, he will be Vectra’s second EMEA CTO, working alongside existing EMEA CTO Steve Cottrell. Christian previously worked as Senior Manager & Head of Cyber for the European management consulting firm AWK Group after leading the cyber resilience strategy at the Richemont Group – owner of Cartier and other luxury brands. Christian is a Senior Fellow of the Bocconi Business School’s Corporate Information Security Roundtable and will build on his expertise to build strong relationships within the cyber security community.
“I am excited to join such a vibrant team of security professionals to help our clients strengthen their cyber resilience,” said Borst. “I look forward to enriching exchanges with security leaders, working together to define tomorrow’s responses to the ever-changing threat landscape.”
Vectra® is a leader in threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises. The Vectra platform uses AI to detect threats at speed across public cloud, identity, SaaS applications, and data centers. Only Vectra optimizes the AI to detect attacker methods—the TTPs that are at the heart of all attacks—rather than simply alerting to “various”. The resulting high-fidelity signal and clear context enable security teams to respond to threats earlier and stop attacks in progress faster. Organizations around the world rely on Vectra for cyber security resilience against dangerous cyber security threats and to prevent ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity hijacking, and other cyber attacks from affecting their businesses. For more information, visit vector.ai.
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