Telent sets up cyber security company

Infrastructure technology company Telent has created a new business, Cyro Cyber, to address the dynamic and expanding cyber security requirements of its core markets across critical national infrastructure, telco service providers and other highly regulated sectors.  

It says the new company brings together multiple cyber security capabilities from different teams across Telent into a dedicated cyber security business, creating a specialist and agile organisation, able to quickly respond to the rapidly evolving cyber-threat landscape. Leading the new business will be the experienced and proven team of CEO Shannon Simpson and Chief Security Officer Paul Rose, who together have over 50 years’ experience of delivering cyber security services to many of the UK’s most demanding organisations.

Cyro Cyber will offer a full range of cyber security managed and professional services, from governance, risk and compliance consultancy through to pro-active fully managed security services.  The combination of the strength and scale of Telent with the cyber security expertise of the leadership team of Simpson and Rose creates a compelling proposition. This means the company is ideally placed to address the seismic opportunity presented by the rapidly growing requirement for cyber security services across the UK and Ireland.

Jo Gretton, CEO at Telent commented: “The decision to create Cyro Cyber will allow Telent to further expand our existing cyber capability, address strategic opportunities and deliver against operational needs.  We have significant existing cyber capability spread across different teams in the business, consolidating these together under the experienced leadership of Shannon and Paul, provides immediate scale and capability to deliver highly cost effective secure solutions and help customers manage their ever increasing cyber risk.”

Operating as a separate business unit and legal entity, with Telent as the majority shareholder, Cyro Cyber will be co-located within the Telent offices.  The Cyro Cyber team will work alongside Telent colleagues to deliver customer projects, as well as providing standalone cyber services to new customers.

CEO at Cyro Cyber: Simpson added, “We are delighted to re-acquaint ourselves with Telent. We are confident that leveraging our former working relationships alongside our focus and drive to deliver a full suite of cyber security services for critical digital infrastructure will help establish Cyro Cyber as a significant player in the market.” 

Cyro Cyber’s comprehensive portfolio of cyber security services comprises of four solution areas, beginning with consultancy services to advise customers how to implement cyber policies, manage cyber risks and comply with relevant legislation​. Its cyber architecture and engineering solutions will provide designs for customer networks to protect against cyber risks.​ Penetration testing services will deliver an independent assessment of how well protected a customer’s network and systems are to a cyber-attack. Plus a range of managed services, underpinned by a dedicated SOC (Security Operations Centre), will monitor cyber threats and attacks on a customer’s network and systems in real-time, with cyber security experts advising how to effectively respond to mitigate these threats.

This arrangement is subject to appropriate regulatory approvals that are expected to be confirmed during November.

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