Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA) has appointed Simon Perry as its chief technical officer. In this newly created role, Perry will be responsible for leading the strategy for technical platforms, partnerships and external relationships with both vendors and resellers.
Perry has a strong 18-year foundation in the IT sector, most recently as a senior pre-sales technical lead at McAfee. Prior to that he was a senior security consultant at a large cybersecurity reseller where he played a proactive role in leading the innovation and technology team.
In his new role at CSSA he will be responsible for the development of the technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals. His role will also require the creation of and adherence to overall technology standards and practices.
“Simon will be identifying, selecting and implementing technology solutions to meet our current and future needs. Within the scope of his responsibilities are tracking, analysing and monitoring our technology performance metrics and overseeing all system design and changes in system architecture. As such, he will work closely with our marketing, business development and operations teams to define and deliver new products and enhancements, as well as provide the necessary mentoring and training to all stakeholders,” says Toni Bowker, managing director of Cyber Security South Africa.
“Simon will also be responsible for driving customer satisfaction by proactively managing and delivering technical information to our customers through on-site, online, and telephone interactions,” adds Bowker.
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