SSS – IT Security Specialists Announce Leadership Changes

Ashton Jones (SSS – Computer Security Specialists)

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SSS – IT Security Specialists is putting in place a new leadership structure to execute its vision, oversee strategic activities and set new direction for the business.

The new structure will see current chief executive Ashton Jones become chief executive, public key infrastructure (PKI) specialist Paul Platen become chief information officer and chief architect Tim Jackson become chief technology officer.

The structure would provide a wider range of skills, knowledge and experience to support the vision and growth of the business.

SSS was established eight years ago as the computer security division of Scientific Software and Systems. Prior to the name change, SSS had been involved in IT security for about 20 years already.

After initially focusing on reselling IT security products, the company has branched out into a range of other cybersecurity consulting offerings and managed services in addition to offering products to help customers resolve their biggest cybersecurity challenges.

“Since I started with SSS 16 years ago, we’ve grown from about five employees in our IT security business to over 40 employees,” Jones said.

“This new executive structure will allow us to effectively prepare for the next phase of growth for SSS. »

Platen and Jackson had extensive experience at SSS and contributed to big picture thinking, strategic advice, operational efficiency, innovation and effective leadership, Jones said.

SSS is known for its partnerships with Sophos, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks, ZX Security, Accellion, AlienVault, Clearswift, and Tripwire, among others.

Last December, the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) selected SSS as one of nine partners in an initiative to share threat intelligence from the agency’s malware-free networks with vendors. commercial.

The NCSC has also signed agreements with Cassini, Cyber ​​Research NZ, Datacom, Defend, InPhySec, Kordia, Spark NZ and Vodafone NZ.

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