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Kudelski Security Hires IBM Vet to Lead Professional ServicesKudelski Security Hires IBM Vet to Lead Professional Services

The company's latest hire brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity consulting experience.

Edward Gately

April 8, 2020

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IBM vet Ernie Anderson is the new head of professional services for the Americas at Kudelski Security.

Anderson will lead Kudelski Security’s portfolio of professional and consulting services. Those include advisory consulting, technology and staff augmentation. These services will be centrally managed, providing clients a more comprehensive, solution-focused portfolio, the company said.

Anderson brings almost 20 years of cybersecurity consulting experience to the role.

Kudelski Security's Ernie Anderson

Kudelski Security’s Ernie Anderson

“Over the past four years, Kudelski Security has helped hundreds of CISO clients define and execute a more strategic approach to their cybersecurity business,” he said. “The proprietary tools, and a deep bench of experienced consultants, technicians and analysts, represent an incredible opportunity to expand our impact with clients and help them navigate the modern threat landscape with greater confidence.”

Anderson previously was an associate partner and leader of IBM‘s data and application security practice for North America.

Prior to IBM, Anderson led a commercial cybersecurity team, among other roles, at Booz Allen Hamilton. Before that, he was an information technology risk transformation manager at Ernst & Young.

Anderson has a proven track record of working with CISOs and CIOs to deliver a diverse set of services.

“We’re excited to have Ernie join our U.S. management team and take the reins of a growing portfolio of cybersecurity services,” said Andrew Howard, Kudelski Security’s CEO. “Ernie’s long tenure in management consulting, and his rare combination of both broad and deep cybersecurity expertise, brings immediate value to clients to address those challenges and help businesses that are increasingly relying on us as their partner across a range of service-based solutions.”

In January, Kudelski Security expanded its partner channel to meet growing demand for increased product security and privacy applications.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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