Welsh cyber-security specialist Capital Network Solutions (CNS) has appointed a new marketing manager and a cyber security engineer, to help the company implement its expansion strategy throughout South Wales and the South West.
Dionne Sylvester has joined the company and brings more than eight years of senior marketing experience with her, having worked within the legal, financial, corporate and property sectors.
In her new position, she will play a key role in promoting CNS throughout the region and liaising with the local business communities to ensure they’re protected from the growing threat of cyber-crime.
With the rise of ransomware and ever-increasing access to malware for criminals, cyber-security is a pressing issue for the UK economy, with the Federation of Small Businesses estimating that security breaches and IP theft are costing the UK economy an estimated £5.26 billion every year .
Callen Gibbs has also joined the company as a cyber security engineer and will help CNS deliver its Cyber Security Essentials service, which so far has helped more than 800 organisations secure Cyber Essentials certification. Callen will also support the team at CNS to launch and deliver new products and services to clients.
Sarah Edwards, Managing Director at CNS, said: “CNS is entering a really exciting time with lots of new products and services being launched and I am delighted to welcome both Dionne and Callen to our team.
“Dionne’s extensive background in marketing and her senior expertise in both team management and client communications will help us deliver lasting results to our clients and Callen will play an important role in strengthening our cyber-security team. Having both of them on board is crucial to our expansion strategy across South Wales and the South West.”
CNS is playing a leading role in Wales in helping to keep businesses and Government organisations safe from the ongoing threat of cybercrime and was named Welsh Government ‘Responsible Small Business of the Year 2017’ at the Wales Responsible Business Awards.