Melbourne, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dragos, Inc., the global leader in cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) environments, today announced the appointments of Hayley Turner as regional director for the Australia and New Zealand, and Ben Sullivan as Principal Channel Manager, further strengthening the company’s Australian and New Zealand team.
Turner is responsible for leading Dragos’ growth, strengthening its partner network, and accelerating the company’s leadership in industrial cybersecurity to help organizations identify their OT assets, manage vulnerabilities, and detect and respond. threats that target industrial control systems.
Sullivan is responsible for driving and expanding Drago’s channel go-to-market program, which is critical to the company’s growth strategy and enables partners to succeed in helping their customers combat cyber threats against critical infrastructure.
Both appointments come at a time when governments and industry organizations across the region are increasingly recognizing the need for OT-specific cybersecurity to protect businesses as well as society as a whole.
“Hayley brings significant experience in security intelligence, industrial security, strategy, sales and business development to lead our go-to-market efforts in the region,” said Christophe Culine, Chief Revenue Officer. Officer, Dragos.
“We are also delighted to welcome Ben to Dragos. Like Hayley, Ben has strong credentials in the cybersecurity industry, with deep expertise in technical strategy and building successful channel programs and understanding partner needs.
“These two appointments build on Dragos’ investments in Australia and New Zealand over the past 18 months as demand for the Dragos platform has accelerated. We have established our regional headquarters in Melbourne, as well as training centers and key partnerships. We are very happy to welcome Hayley and Ben to the team.
Turner spent more than five years working in security intelligence with the Australian Federal Government, primarily on counter-terrorism, before moving to London and joining a cybersecurity start-up. She has worked across Europe and APAC as a Commercial Director, Country Manager and Director of Industrial Security, working closely with business leaders and operational teams to address cyber risks through significant adoption of security technologies.
“It’s no surprise that I’m passionate about critical infrastructure protection and helping industrial organizations get the best technology available to defend the operational networks that underpin their business,” said Turner. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation that Dragos has already established in Australia and New Zealand to carry out our mission to save civilization.”
Sullivan has spent the past four years with the NEXTGEN Group, most recently as CTO and Head of Corporate Cybersecurity. In this role, he led the technical strategy and technology delivery of vendors across a range of businesses and industries. Prior to that, he spent ten years in the military, mostly in special forces. He also co-hosts the Dark Mode podcast, which focuses on technology, cybersecurity, and global megatrends impacting the future of humanity.
“I have long been an admirer of Dragos and its mission to protect critical systems in the industrial sector. At a time when the threat landscape is becoming increasingly sophisticated and the Australian Government has activated new national security laws to protect critical infrastructure, businesses and institutions, I look forward to working with our partners and our mutual customers to help them secure their operational technology. infrastructure,” Sullivan said.
About Dragos, Inc.
Dragos has a global mission: to protect civilization from those who attempt to disrupt the industrial infrastructure we depend on every day. The practitioners who founded Dragos were drawn to this mission through decades of experience in the public and private sector.
Dragos codifies the knowledge of our cybersecurity experts into an integrated software platform that provides customers with critical visibility into ICS and OT networks so that threats are identified and can be addressed before they become significant events. Our solutions protect organizations across a range of industries, including electric and water utilities, energy and manufacturing, and are optimized for emerging applications such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT ).