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Role created for data security specialist

David HornDavid Horn has joined the board of specialist data security business, Net-Defence, as commercial director.

The newly created role is part of a strategic plan for continued expansion of the business, part of the Ogilvie Group. It is the second senior strategic appointment following Paul Boam’s arrival as technical director last year.

Mr Horn spent 14 years developing and leading successful sales teams in the information security sector. He was responsible for managing professional services, overseeing a wide range of offerings including digital forensic investigations, ISO27001 consultancy and penetration testing. He sits on the boards of the University of Northumbria and Sunderland University, advising on digital forensics.

In his new role Mr Horn will be taking strategic, commercial responsibility for Net-Defence and working closely with the directors to further develop the Net-Defence brand as a recognised, leading player within the technical security industry.

Net-Defence provides technical security services for a select international client base, working closely with corporations and governments, protecting them from the threats of the digital age.

The company also provides digital security for a number of celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney and Julian Lennon and successfully tracked down a cyber stalker for Billy Joel’s daughter in 2013, leading to apprehension by US law enforcement.

Alan Greig, managing director, Net-Defence Limited, said: “Net-Defence has become a recognised specialist in helping organisations protect their assets in an age where there is significant risk from digital breach. David brings extensive experience within the data security sector and will play a key role in the delivery of client services across our portfolio, helping organisations to secure their data.

“Ensuring that your business has the appropriate security processes in place to protect systems and data is fundamental to managing risk and developing robust resilience to encompass both technical and human factors.”

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