The newly-created role will see Doug – who has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT and security space – lead and build CSS Assure’s cyber security and data protection team, as well as work closely with the directors to develop the company’s business strategy. Doug spent two decades working his way through the ranks to UK and NEA cluster security manager at aerospace, defence, transportation and security firm Thales Group, before joining Norm Cyber in June 2020 as head of customer experience.
He said: “I’m thrilled to have joined CSS Assure at such a critical time in the company’s growth plans. I’m looking forward to building and leading our cyber security and data protection team, and making sure we can create products and services that secure our clients’ digital lives and make them resilient in this ever-increasing digital world.
“CSS Assure’s people-first culture was a real draw. It’s embedded in the business and I’m very much an advocate of empowering people to be the best they can be. I’m very fortunate to have had good mentors when I started my career and I strongly believe in paying that forward and bringing up the next generation of cyber security experts in the field.”
CSS Assure is a leading business consultancy dedicated to simplifying cyber security, data protection and risk management. The firm is continuing with its significant recruitment and expansion plan, and seeking cyber security and data experts to join its growing brand.
Charlotte Riley, director of information security and technology at CSS Assure, said: “Our positive culture is proving to be a beacon for new talent and we are truly delighted to welcome Doug to the team. His technical knowledge and customer service expertise will be a real asset to CSS Assure as we look to grow the consultancy and continue with our mission of making businesses and individuals ‘hard to hack’.”