Mimecast expands with new regional head, office in Asia
By Digital News Asia April 5, 2022
- Stanley Hsu is the regional head to drive product adoption, revenue
- Cybersecurity solutions to come from industries involved in digitalisation
Email security and cyber resilience company Mimecast Limited announced that it is continuing its expansion in APAC by establishing an office in Singapore as a regional hub to focus on Southeast Asia.
In a statement, the company said it has appointed Stanley Hsu (pic) as its regional vice president to help improve the cybersecurity posture of organisations and supply chains in its expansion into the APAC region.
It added that for Mimecast, Southeast Asia is a focused strategic growth market.
Organisations in this region are experiencing rapid digital transformation, and as cybercrime becomes a growing concern for governments and businesses alike, cybersecurity needs to be a core component in their transformation journeys, Mimecast said.
In his new role, Hsu will report directly to Nick Lennon, vice president APAC, Mimecast, and will be responsible for building teams to help drive product revenues, increase adoption of Mimecast’s cloud-based solutions, and enhance customer success.
Lennon said Hsu joins the company at a time when organisations are realising the significance of cybersecurity and making it a part of their boardroom discussions.
“With his extensive knowledge of the industry and the region, we believe he is in a strong position to guide customers to optimise their security infrastructure, help reduce risk and increase compliance,” he said.
Hsu spent more than 25 years in the cybersecurity industry, holding sales and leadership positions in organisations such as EMC Software Group, McAfee, Darktrace and Illumio.
Hsu said as employees continue to communicate in innovative ways and as they adapt to the future of work, there are increased security risks across email and collaboration tools.
“The 'State of Email Security' report found that Singapore respondents were the most concerned about employees making serious security mistakes using personal email (88%) and collaboration tools (81%).
“Mimecast is positioned to support regional efforts to strengthen the defences of organisations, build resilience and create a safe digital environment to succeed,” Hsu said, adding that he is excited to be a part of the Mimecast team and look forward to accelerating growth and expanding our business in a disruptive market.
The company’s annual survey of global IT and cyber security professionals for ‘The State of Email Security Report’, revealed that 84% of the companies in Singapore are receiving an increased number of email-based threats, the largest increase from the 12 countries included in the 2022 findings.
It said, in the past, businesses focused only on protecting their critical assets and data. However, the hybrid working model introduced and sustained since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in the number of connected devices and remote workers.
This, it said, has led to a larger attack surface and a greater need to educate organisations and end users about the importance of increased vigilance.
Over the next few years, Mimecast said it will continue its regional expansion of APAC.
The company said demand for cybersecurity solutions is expected to come from industry sectors that are witnessing rapid digital adoption. As such, the company aims to quickly build its channel partner ecosystem across SEA, through regional distribution.
It said it will also work closely to align with regional value-added resellers, system integrators and managed service providers to help improve the cyber resilience posture of end-user organisations.
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