London based cybersecurity company, Garrison, has today appointed the outgoing head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin to its Advisory Board.
Ciaran will be responsible for helping Garrison to shape its future strategy, to engage effectively with national governments around the world, and to drive the broader market debate about the need for greater efficacy in cybersecurity products.
Following a distinguished career as a civil servant with the UK Government, Ciaran was brought in to set up and lead the NCSC in 2016 as its first Chief Executive. During his time at the NCSC Ciaran established himself as one of the UK’s most eminent experts on cybersecurity and how Governments, businesses, and society could mitigate the threats posed by hackers.
Ciaran Martin, said, “When it came to looking at the cybersecurity companies that would be a good fit for me, Garrison was a clear choice and I’m delighted to come on board. Garrison is taking technology that was hitherto only available to protect classified UK government systems and making it available to protect commercial enterprises around the world. I look forward to helping them continue on this course and going from strength to strength over the coming years.”
David Garfield, CEO of Garrison, said: “At Garrison, we believe that in the face to today’s threats, customers need stronger cybersecurity products than the market is offering them: a reality that has long been faced by the most sensitive government organizations. Ciaran’s unique view of both the cybersecurity risks that businesses face and the ways that the world’s most sensitive systems and information can be protected will be invaluable as we help our customers to understand that cyber breaches need not be inevitable.”
Following Ciaran’s departure from the NCSC, his primary occupation is now in academia, he has recently been appointed Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.