Cyber security firm CQR rebrands to CyberCX after acquisition
Large-scale cyber security firm CyberCX has acquired UK-based specialist CQR in Oxfordshire to be part of their independent cyber security company, Following the launch of CyberCX in UK and US offices they have appointed former US National Security Agency director Admiral (Ret.) Michael Rogers as a lead member of CyberCX’s Global Cyber Security Advisory Board. Rogers was also previously the Head of NSA and US Cyber Command under president Obama and Trump.
Rogers will provide his expert advice to CyberCX’s technology and service offerings, including supporting the group’s UK and US expansion. He will also provide strategic advice and thought leadership to CyberCX and their customers.
Rogers said, “What CyberCX has achieved in the last year is extraordinary. Organisations are looking for a trusted and sovereign cyber security provider and CyberCX delivers what companies need with the rising number of cyber attacks in the UK and globally. CyberCX has a focus and mission to protect government and enterprise customers in Five Eyes jurisdictions. There has never been a more critical time for a trusted cyber security company. I believe in the talented team at CyberCX and look forward to supporting the organisation to fulfil its mission.”
CyberCX has integrated 17 independent cyber security companies across the Five Eyes nations. The Australian headquartered firm has over 600 cyber security professionals and has plans to significantly grow its skilled workforce in the UK and US, delivering end-to-end cyber security services.
CyberCX’s UK and US operations will be headed up by Greg Inge, who is charged with a growth agenda to deliver service offerings such as strategy and consulting, security testing and assurance, digital forensics and incident response and managed security services, including a new Security Operations Centres in the UK
Inge said, “CyberCX will have a significant impact on the UK’s cyber security landscape. We have plans to increase our workforce in the UK and US to more than 100 employees in the next 18 months. We see incredible opportunity to support and protect the UK’s most critical public and private sector organisations. We have deep global expertise in working with government, financial services, utilities and critical infrastructure organisations.”
CyberCX is headed by Group CEO, John Paitaridis, and Chief Strategy Officer, Alastair MacGibbon, former head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). As a pure play cyber company, CyberCX offers a comprehensive end-to-end capability in Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and across the Asia-Pacific.