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Nice Southern Financial institution’s CISO heads to Qualys

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Nice Southern Financial institution’s chief data safety officer (CISO) Rahn Wakeley has left the financial institution for a chief expertise safety officer (CTSO) function at safety software program vendor Qualys.

Wakeley made the transfer to Qualys this month, the place he’ll give attention to helping prospects and companions in Australia and New Zealand to attain improved outcomes from their Qualys merchandise.  

The CTSO function at Qualys is a newly-created one which types a part of the corporate’s efforts to strengthen its native presence.

Wakeley is the fourth regional CTSO at Qualys, with three different CTSOs situated in London, Paris and Milan. All 4 report back to the corporate’s chief income officer Allan Peters.

Talking with iTnews, Wakeley mentioned one focus space in his new function is “supporting Qualys with in-depth expertise and trade expertise within the creation of merchandise” for patrons.

“The second can be evangelising Qualys’ imaginative and prescient and technique… and the third is de facto to be the ‘voice of the client’ inside Qualys,” Wakeley mentioned.  

“It is getting on the market and speaking to our prospects and understanding the place they’re of their journeys, what we are able to do higher, and what they’re in search of, after which taking that again inside Qualys and ensuring there is a deep alignment.”

Wakeley mentioned his a few years’ expertise “main groups that design, construct and function expertise platforms” offered him with “a degree of sensible expertise that I might wish to share with the following technology of individuals coming by means of”.

“I’ve additionally spent a few years utilizing Qualys tooling and that provides me a pure match in direction of that kind of factor,” he mentioned.

“I believe I convey the client expertise and the main focus in area and practicality.”

Wakeley spent two years at Nice Southern Financial institution. He introduced his departure on LinkedIn, stating “the time is true to maneuver on to a brand new problem”.

Previous to Nice Southern Financial institution, Wakeley was TAL Australia’s CISO. 

He additionally beforehand held quite a few security-related roles at AMP throughout a 16 yr interval, together with group head of cyber safety and id for nearly 4 years.

Throughout his time at AMP, Wakeley oversaw the group’s implementation of ServiceNow to cut back its safety incident response instances.

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