Performanta appoints former bp Chief Information Security Officer as Strategic Advisor

Performanta appoints former bp Chief Information Security Officer as Strategic Advisor

Performanta announces the appointment of Simon Hodgkinson, former bp Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), as a Strategic Advisor, to further expand its ability to support clients and drive its vision of Cyber Safety into the market.

At bp, Hodgkinson was globally responsible for cybersecurity across information and operations technology, including strategy and architecture, GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance), business information security, security engineering, security operations, and incident response. He joined bp in 2002 and held several senior IT leadership roles. Prior to serving as CISO, he was the VP of Infrastructure and Integration Services.

Guy Golan, Performanta CEO, said “Bringing someone of Simon’s quality and experience into the Performanta team demonstrates how we are continuing to build an organisation based on high quality individuals, enabling us to lead the market as we live and breathe our vision of bringing Cyber Safety to the forefront of the industry. Simon arrives primarily as an ambassador, but he will also help define our sector-based approach, advise clients and support our service development across both Performanta and Encore. We are thrilled to have him join the team.”

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In his Strategic Advisory role at Performanta, Hodgkinson will work closely with the executive team and CISO community throughout North America and Europe.

“Performanta’s approach to cybersecurity intrigued me from the very beginning,” Hodgkinson comments. “They focus on Cyber Safety, with a healthy balance of helping client’s lower cyber risk, whilst developing operational resilience. Sadly, it is inevitable that organisations will be breached so limiting the impact, and having robust, tested response plans is critical to maintaining a business’s ability to deliver outcomes to their customers”.

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