Vectra ‘s EMEA team expands by two

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Vectra, a leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, has today announced two new appointments to its EMEA leadership team.

The announcement sees Teppo Halonen appointed as Vice President of EMEA, and Christian Borst named as Chief Technical Officer of EMEA. Vectra’s new EMEA leadership team will work closely with customers and partners to develop security strategies and assist them with securing digital transformation and cloud adoption projects.

“The influx of new and progressing talent is a sign of our growing momentum in EMEA, which has been driven by significant investment into our technology and the strong relationships built with regional partners. We are now seeing a huge opportunity in the channel to help organisations secure digital transformation and cloud adoption projects,” explains Willem Hendrickx, CRO at Vectra. “By bolstering the EMEA leadership team, we can work even more closely with partners to help customers on their journeys and identify the behavioural signs of cyberattacks and stop them before they become breaches.”

Teppo Halonen moves from his previous role at Vectra as Regional Director for North Europe, a position he has held since June 2020.

“As the volume and sophistication of attacks targeting the hybrid enterprise grows, I’m excited to take on this new role and help more customers to build on their cyber defence capabilities,” adds Halonen. “I’m looking forward to building on the strong regional alliances we have in EMEA and working with a team of great people with shared values to achieve this.”

Christian Borst boasts an extensive background in cybersecurity and joins Vectra as Chief Technical Officer for EMEA, he will become Vectra’s second EMEA CTO, working alongside existing EMEA CTO Steve Cottrell. Christian previously worked as Senior Manager & Head of Cyber Offense for European management consulting firm AWK Group after leading the cyber resilience strategy at the Richemont Group – owner of Cartier and other luxury brands. Christian is a Senior Fellow of the Bocconi Business School Corporate Information Security Roundtable and will build on his expertise to foster strong relationships within the cybersecurity community.

“I am excited to join such a vibrant team of security professionals to help our clients boost their cyber resilience,” comments Borst. “I am looking forward to enriching exchanges with security leaders, teaming up to define tomorrow’s responses to the ever-evolving threat landscape.”

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Media contact 

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne, 

Editor, Security Portfolio 

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922

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