Global cybersecurity solutions provider Sophos names new CEO


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Sophos has named Joe Levy as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Levy – who has been acting as CEO since 15 February – has also named Jim Dildine as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of his senior management team.

Levy named as CEO of Sophos

According to a statement issued by the global cybersecurity solutions provider, Levy has 30 years’ experience innovating and leading cybersecurity product development, services and companies.

Throughout his nine years with Sophos, Levy has driven the transformation of the company from a product-only vendor into a global cybersecurity giant.

Levy created SophosAI and Sophos X-Ops, an operational threat intelligence unit.

As CEO, he plans to expand Sophos’ customer base in the midmarket – which includes nearly 600,000 customers worldwide – and generates more than $1.2b in annual revenue.

“Our goal is to help more organisations”

Levy commented: “When midmarket organisations – the global critical substrate – are paralysed due to ransomware or other cyberattacks, business activities linked in our supply chains also stagnate, slowing our economy down.

“Operations of all sizes and shapes suffer collateral damage when dependencies in their supply chains are attacked,” he continued.

“This can be devastating in often unpredictable ways because of the increasing complexity of how the modern industrialised global economy works.

“Our goal is to help more organisations in the midmarket – the estimated 99% of organisations that are below the cybersecurity poverty line – be better at detecting and disrupting inevitable cyberattacks.

“Our envisioned approach to achieving this is to work with MSPs and channel partners that can scale alongside us with our innovative critical cross domain technologies – endpoint, network, email and cloud security – and managed services that they can resell and co-deliver.

“Cyber-attacks against the midmarket could severely impact the world’s ability to function; they are relatively under-protected compared to the 1% and Sophos is on a mission to change that.”

“It is exciting to join Sophos”

Dildine joins Sophos from cybersecurity software and services company, Imperva, where he was CFO for more than four years.

Before Imperva, Dildine was CFO for Symantec’s $2.5b enterprise security business unit for three years.

“Having worked in technology and finance for more than 30 years, it is exciting to join Sophos at this juncture, when the company is well on its way to breaking through to the next level,” added Dildine.

“Everything the company has accomplished thus far is impressive, including how dedicated Sophos is to constantly be innovating its cybersecurity technology and managed security services for customers in the midmarket.

“Sophos is also equally committed to supporting its channel partners, MSPs and staff around the world. I am looking forward to helping Joe accelerate growth and further position Sophos as a leader in the industry.”

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