Government Cyber Security ‘Kitemark’

Charles Sweeney, CEO, Bloxx shares his thoughts regarding the Government’s announcement yesterday of a cyber security kite mark:

“We welcome yesterdays’s announcement and believe that the additional funding and range of new initiatives will help the UK improve its readiness and resilience against ever more sophisticated security attacks. This is a fast changing threat landscape, so companies need to be ever vigilant to ensure that they have the right tools and processes in place to protect their assets. With its announcement today the Government is encouraging companies to put cyber security at the heart of their business and move away from a ‘tick box’ attitude that has sometimes been apparent in the past.”

Charles Sweeney | www.bloxx.com | @bloxx

About the Author

sweeneyCharles took a first class honours in Computing Science from Glasgow University in 1985.  His initial career was spent in software development and consultancy with Burroughs Machines, The Turing Institute and Unisys.

In 1995, shortly after the company was founded, he joined Telecom Service Centres.  He was appointed to the Board in 1998 and became Managing Director in 2000.  He held this position until the sale of TSC in 2003.  At the time of the sale the company had grown from the initial five staff to just over eighteen hundred.

Since leaving TSC, Charles has worked with a number of successful high-growth SMEs across a variety of sectors including medical devices, animal health and software development.  He has been CEO of Web filtering and security specialists Bloxx since 2012.

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