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Verizon EMEA marketing head Madelin becomes RelianceACSN CEO

London-based global cyber security specialist RelianceACSN Ltd has named ex-EMEA marketing VP at Verizon, John Madelin as Chief Executive with immediate effect. He has been nineteen years in the industry most recently at Verizon, and previously at BT, RSA Security and Entrust.

Brian Kingham, RelianceACSN Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome John to the leadership of our well established management team at this time of major investment and expansion of the business. He is no stranger to many of our clients and his appointment marks the opening of what will be a year of investment in senior and middle management appointments.”

John Madelin comments: “I am excited in joining Peter Martin and his team at this key moment for our industry. RelianceACSN has a great common sense business approach and deliver excellent connected end-to-end managed services. As an industry, cyber security is underperforming. The data suggests that just 7% of incidents are discovered through good log management, a key platform representing billions in investment. With the threats to information accelerating, the delivery of cyber security services needs transformation.”

“There is an absence of clear reporting, describing in actionable terms what improvements are being delivered for the huge investments being made. The dark art of Cyber, characterised by technology rather than business focus, must quickly mature if we are to safeguard our most critical assets from crime and espionage. After thriteen years of steady capacity building RelianceACSN is well placed as a catalyst for change in the industry.”