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NTT Security sets sights on South Africa as part of new EMEA strategy

NTT Security has shuffled its senior management team for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as the company refreshes its approach to managed security services and consulting in the region, including a renewed interest in South Africa.

“Security risk can come from anywhere – that’s why we need to be everywhere. Our consistent global approach aligns cybersecurity to the needs of any business anywhere in the world. Ultimately, our goal is to become the global centre of excellence for security,” comments Frank Brandenburg, COO and regional CEO of NTT Security.

Kai Grunwitz, former senior vice president of Central Europe, moves into the new senior vice president EMEA position, where he will report to COO Frank Brandenburg.

“The latest senior management appointments in the EMEA region reflect the new and improved structure of our organisation,” comments COO and regional CEO of NTT Security,” Brandenburg says.

Charles Bovy, NTT Security’s director of MSS Presales EMEA, will help to extend the company’s growth strategy in emerging markets, including South Africa.  He will stay on as country lead for Benelux.

Christophe Jourdet is now the company’s director of alliances, EMEA, and will help work with operating companies to drive NTT Security’s business.

His team will focus on incremental managed security services generation and consulting opportunities by liaising with sales organisations from operating companies.

“NTT Security is the specialised security company of NTT Group, and I am confident that the enhancements to our talented senior management team will help us to deliver one global and collaborative approach to enabling business resilience through our managed and consulting services.”

According to NTT Security’s 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report, file shares were the most common services used in attacks against EMEA.

The most common types of malware included Trojans/droppers (67%) and viruses/worms (15%).

53% of worldwide phishing attacks originate from EMEA, the report found.

Globally, most attacks appeared to originate from the United States, and top target sectors include government, finance and manufacturing.

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