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Proficio Appoints Chris Jenkins as Sales Director, UK and Ireland

Industry Veteran Joins Proficio’s Sales Management Team

London/Barcelona –  March 26, 2020 – Proficio, a managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR), today announced that Chris Jenkins has been appointed Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland. As a seasoned cybersecurity executive, Jenkins will be responsible for continuing to grow Proficio’s client base in key European markets.

Jenkins comes to Proficio with an impressive track record of growing cybersecurity businesses and leading sales and marketing teams. He has received numerous awards, such as the Best EMEA Partner for Palo Alto Networks, and the Fortinet “FortiHero” award, as was recently the Keynote Speaker for Cisco Connect in Portugal. Before Proficio, Jenkins was Global Head of Security Sales for Telstra, which is one of the largest telecom companies in the world. While at Telstra, Jenkins successfully grew Telstra’s security business in Europe before assuming responsibility for global sales operations, excluding Australia.

“I’m pleased to welcome Chris to Proficio,” said Tim Capps, Managing Director, EMEA for Proficio. “Chris’ proven leadership experience and track record of success in cybersecurity sales will be of immense value to us. As Proficio continues to grow and we launch our new next-generation platform, Chris will help us strategically scale our European business and strengthen our position as a leader in the managed detection and response services market.”

In 2019, Proficio had another record-breaking year of sales, extending the company’s track record of continuous growth. The company also recently rolled out their new next-generation platform, that is based on a universal bus architecture that leverages big data and machine learning technologies. Jenkins will play an integral role in defining and implementing Proficio’s European growth strategy.

“I am excited to join Proficio and contribute to their continued success of delivering world-class managed detection and response services,” says Jenkins. “After speaking with Proficio’s executive team, I am convinced that their innovative approach to cybersecurity services is well positioned to help European organizations meet their cybersecurity and compliance goals.”

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) offering a full range of cybersecurity services through global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona and Singapore. Proficio’s services include managed detection and response (MDR), 24/7 monitoring and alerting, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), AI-based threat detection, Risk-based Vulnerability Management, and Risk Scoring. Proficio’s innovative approach to managed cybersecurity services combines proprietary software, credentialed security analysts, and the industry’s most advanced technologies to help organizations defend against advanced threats. www.proficio.com.

Kim Maibaum

SplunkLive! London | Jun 13, 2019

SplunkLive! London is back!

Splunk delivers real time operational intelligence by harnessing the value of machine data to give you the answers you need. Join us at SplunkLive! to learn more about this unique data platform and how you can use it to investigate, monitor, analyse and act!

At SplunkLive! London you can hear directly from customers including Allied Irish Bank, BMW, Paddy Power Betfair, University of Exeter who will talk through how they are using Splunk to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges live on stage. Our afternoon breakout tracks offer a range of content for all interests. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about what’s new with Splunk, gain insight into different use cases and learn how you can use Splunk to drive positive outcomes, achieve end to end visibility across key business services and make better decisions.

Join us to:

  • Learn how Paddy Power Betfair got started with Splunk to where they are today – ingesting 13TB of data a day to provide valuable insights to the varied departments who need totally different information
  • Discover how the University of Exeter went from zero to SIEM in 8 weeks, enhancing security by using AI to automatically spot potential threats that a manual process would miss
  • Hear from the Oxford based BMW Production team on how they use Splunk to radically reduce downtime and increase performance of automatic guided vehicles throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Listen through how Allied Irish Bank use Splunk to monitor their payments 24/7. With the help of Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI). They will show how the bank detects and tracks unusual payments to protect their customers.

Who Should Attend:

SplunkLive! is uniquely designed for those looking to:

  • Explore the Splunk Platform for the very first time
  • Get started on their Splunk journey
  • Find out what’s new for Splunk in 2019 and take it to the next level
  • Understand how their business can do more with Splunk

Whether you’ve been using Splunk for years, just implementing Splunk, yet to begin your Splunk journey or researching Splunk for the first time, SplunkLive! London is the place to be to learn everything you need to turn your data in answers.

Proficio Opens London Office to Meet Growing Demand for Managed Security Services

London, UK – April 9, 2019 – Proficio, an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR), today announced the opening of its new London office. The new office is part of Proficio’s expanded EMEA presence and reflects the increasing demand for Proficio’s managed security services in the UK.

“We are delighted to open our new London office conveniently located in the heart of London’s Square Mile,” said Tim Capps, EMEA Managing Director, Proficio. “Our London office will not only bring us much closer to our existing UK-based customers, but also allows us to continue expanding our offerings and services to new customers.”

Since the 2016 launch of its EMEA operations in Barcelona, Spain, Proficio has experienced rapid growth, adding new customers across the region. The company’s expanded presence and growing team will support and accelerate the substantial market demand for Proficio’s managed security services.

Proficio appointed Andrew Laver as regional director, United Kingdom, to strengthen the company’s presence in the region and rapidly drive new growth opportunities. Prior to Proficio, Mr. Laver held multiple senior positions in the cyber security and IT industry including working for BT and Computacenter.

“Proficio invented the concept of SOC-as-a-Service and I am excited to be working with the industry leader,” said Mr. Laver. “In the first quarter of 2019, Proficio has received 15 awards recognizing the excellence of our services and team – among which include Finalist for Best Managed SOC UK.”

Proficio’s new London office is located in Salesforce Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC3V 3LT.

About Proficio
Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) offering a full range of cybersecurity services including managed detection and response (MDR), 24/7 monitoring and alerting, automated response, advanced threat detection and security assessments through global security operations centers in San Diego, Barcelona and Singapore. Proficio’s innovative approach to managed cybersecurity services uses proprietary processes, experienced security analysts, and the industry’s most advanced technologies to help organizations defend against advanced threats. www.proficio.com.

Brittney Timmins

TARGET: Dixons Carphone Breach exposes 1.2 million customers data

On June 13th, The popular U.K. based electronic and telecom retailer Dixons Carphone disclosed that it has recently discovered that it was breached in 2017 which may have compromised almost 6 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. The company disclosed that there had been unauthorized access to sensitive data starting in July 2017 with no evidence of persistent access.

With GDPR now in full force, Dixons Carphone was legally required to send out a breach notification within 72 hours of discovery otherwise face potential fines. Dixons Carphone did not disclose which specific systems were targeted in the 2017 breach, only that payment cards in one of the processing systems was compromised.

Dixons Carphone took precautionary measures by immediately notifying card companies about the potentially compromised cards to alert and protect customers of possible fraud. The company may also be required under GDPR to provide credit monitoring for the affected individuals for a year or more. There has not been any reported use of the 6 million cards in question at this time.

The Proficio Threat Intelligence Recommendations:

  • Regular credit checks and reviews of monthly financial statements to ensure fraudulent activity has not occurred
  • If an organization falls under the scope of GDPR, note the new articles explaining the new requirements around data breach notifications.

General Info – Click Here