Steve Cottrell

EMEA CTO

Steve is Vectra's EMEA CTO. He as worked as a CISO in large enterprises for the past 15 years across key sectors such as communications, telecoms, and insurance. Prior to working at Vectra, he undertook CISO roles at Fujitsu, Vodafone, Aviva, and Admiral Insurance. Before this, he was a security specialist at Intel.

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Steve Cottrell

Mounting Pressure in Cybersecurity Shouldn’t Discourage Those Who Wear Capes
April 7, 2022
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Steve Cottrell
Mounting Pressure in Cybersecurity Shouldn’t Discourage Those Who Wear Capes

Regardless of discipline, cybersecurity professionals deal with mounting pressure each day to make the right decisions and strategically play the right hand to keep their organisations a step or two ahead of cybercriminals. It can be stressful. And with good reason as the attack surface is wider and more diverse than ever driven by heavy cloud usage, while those who work to exploit it continue to develop new tactics and tools to help expose security weaknesses.  

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Ransomware protection: How to identify attacks with NDR & AI
January 26, 2022
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Steve Cottrell
Ransomware protection: How to identify attacks with NDR & AI

Software attacks with an extortionist background are unfortunately becoming the norm for many companies. But what if automated anti ransomware tools could unmask malware at an early stage and combat them effectively - even before they can cause harm?


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Security principles vs zero day attack, who wins?
January 12, 2022
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Steve Cottrell
Security principles vs zero day attack, who wins?

When it comes to cyber security, the old adage of ‘doing the simple things well’ is more relevant today than ever before. Three simple principles have been around for decades but they hold true now more than ever because we live in an increasingly cloud-orientated environment where we need to be vigilant at all times.

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