Vectra announces two new appointments to strengthen EMEA leadership

July 29, 2022

London, July 29, 2022 – Vectra, a leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, has today announced two new appointments to its EMEA leadership team.  

The announcement sees Teppo Halonen appointed as Vice President of EMEA, and Christian Borst named as Chief Technical Officer of EMEA. Vectra’s new EMEA leadership team will work closely with customers and partners to develop security strategies and assist them with securing digital transformation and cloud adoption projects.

“The influx of new and progressing talent is a sign of our growing momentum in EMEA, which has been driven by significant investment into our technology and the strong relationships built with regional partners. We are now seeing a huge opportunity in the channel to help organisations secure digital transformation and cloud adoption projects,” explained Willem Hendrickx, CRO at Vectra. “By bolstering the EMEA leadership team, we can work even more closely with partners to help customers on their journeys and identify the behavioural signs of cyberattacks and stop them before they become breaches.”

Teppo Halonen moves from his previous role at Vectra as Regional Director for North Europe, a position he has held since June 2020.  

“As the volume and sophistication of attacks targeting the hybrid enterprise grows, I’m excited to take on this new role and help more customers to build on their cyber defence capabilities,” explained Halonen. “I’m looking forward to building on the strong regional alliances we have in EMEA and working with a team of great people with shared values to achieve this.”

Christian Borst boasts an extensive background in cybersecurity and joins Vectra as Chief Technical Officer for EMEA, he will become Vectra’s second EMEA CTO, working alongside existing EMEA CTO Steve Cottrell. Christian previously worked as Senior Manager & Head of Cyber Offense for European management consulting firm AWK Group after leading the cyber resilience strategy at the Richemont Group – owner of Cartier and other luxury brands. Christian is a Senior Fellow of the Bocconi Business School - Corporate Information Security Roundtable and will build on his expertise to foster strong relationships within the cybersecurity community.

Christian quote: “I am excited to join such a vibrant team of security professionals to help our clients boost their cyber resilience. I am looking forward to enriching exchanges with security leaders, teaming up to define tomorrow’s responses to the ever-evolving threat landscape.”

About Vectra

Vectra® is a leader in threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises. The Vectra platform uses AI to detect threats at speed across public cloud, identity, SaaS applications, and data centers. Only Vectra optimizes AI to detect attacker methods—the TTPs at the heart of all attacks—rather than simplistically alerting on "different". The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enables security teams to respond to threats sooner and to stop attacks in progress faster. Organizations worldwide rely on Vectra for cybersecurity resilience in the face of dangerous cyber threats and to prevent ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity takeovers, and other cyberattacks from impacting their businesses. For more information, visit vectra.ai. 

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