The Hamburg, Germany-based IT security company, Secucloud, a company specialized in security for the Internet of Things (IoT). has announced the appointment of Mark Rees as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO). As a seasoned industry expert and former managing director of E-POST, Mr. Rees would bring “agile leadership” capabilities to the security firm’s management.
During the course of his career, Mark Rees has been managing director of E-POST Development GmbH in Berlin, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post. In that position, he led a team of over 200 staff in agile DevOps teams and had supervisory duties as well as complete budget responsibility for the IT security, DevOps, quality assurance, operations and user experience areas.
In his new role as COO, Mark Rees would bring to Secucloud his expertise in agile leadership, as well as his experience managing cross-functional IT organizations in the media and IT security industries.
“With its innovative security concept, Secucloud is delivering exactly the right response to security questions in this era of the internet of things – the response that customers need today to protect themselves efficiently from threats like phishing, ransomware and data espionage,” said Mark Rees. “This idea has huge potential, but it can only be fully leveraged with efficient and dynamic company operations. This is why I intend to use my management experience to steadily and systematically develop the company and drive the business forward.”
Secucloud’s security mechanisms, which defend users against cybercrime and spying attempts, are located in the cloud and directly protect all the customer’s connected devices. As a cloud solution, no software installation or configuration is required and the solution updates itself automatically. Users would benefit from security technologies that, until now, have only been available to large enterprises with plenty of financial muscle.