Worcester cyber company appoints VP of global sales as it expands

Titania James Byles

Worcester based security automation vendor, Titania, has appointed former VP of sales and marketing for T-Systems, James Byles, as its vice president of global sales.

Renowned for its award-winning configuration and vulnerability management automation solution, Nipper, Titania is trusted by organisations globally to identify and manage risks to the core network. By accurately identifying the ease and impact of exploitation of each vulnerability detected on the network, Titania software also identifies the ease of fix and automatically prioritizes remediation by risk criticality – giving network operators the accurate information needed to improve mean time to remediation and reduce their attack surface.

Now, as part of its ambitious growth plans, Titania has appointed James to help bring its new continuous detection and mitigation capabilities to market as a foundational component of effective Zero Trust architectures and extend its client base within both commercial and governmental critical national infrastructure sectors.

James has almost three decades of experience and expertise, initially starting his career at BT. Since then, he has moved into several enterprise roles working with Telcos, Cloud-based technology companies, and Managed Service Providers, and equally relevant to his role at Titania, rapidly growing business revenues and executing highly successful sales strategies.

James said: “I’m proud to be joining the Titania team and for me, this was an easy decision to make. I’ve worked in many senior sales roles throughout my career, implementing and executing effective growth plans for organizations. I have also been successful on an international stage, building networks in the UK, US, and beyond. Titania has a unique proposition and the potential to transform core network security.

“I believe that my network, experience, and passion, aligned with Titania’s product and mission will lead to our ambitious growth plans being delivered. I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together and marking the next chapter for the business and its customers.”

This news follows Titania’s recent £2.5 million of growth capital investment from leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group. This investment will be used to launch Titania Enterprise, accelerating the bringing to market of enterprise-scale security automation solution that integrates with SOC and NOC tools to deliver continuous risk and remediation prioritization, and enable playbook controlled auto-remediation.

Phil Lewis, Titania CEO said: “We’re pleased to welcome James to the team during such a pivotal period for Titania – and for our customers in their efforts to deliver security from compliance. With James’ vast range of experience and industry knowledge, we are looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the table.

“Our customers’ core networks are complex, and they change daily. So, they need to be assured daily, with credible evidence that they are complying with reputable risk management frameworks. This requires Titania’s risk-focused approach to vulnerability assessment, which is accurate, timely and is now continuous as well. Underpinned by James, Foresight, and our wider partnerships, we’re focused on helping our customers significantly improve their mean time to remediate risks, reduce their attack surface, and ensure their devices stay secure. And with the rise in cyberattacks the world over, as a result of the pandemic, there has never been a more crucial time to establish a defendable core network.”

Stephan Gueorguiev, Investment Director for Foresight Group said: “We are delighted to support Titania’s growth plans and are pleased to welcome James to the Titania team. James’ wealth of experience will be crucial in supporting Titania’s ambitious growth plans.”