Mark Rees: Capitalizing Cyber Security in Public Sector
To glorify an endeavor, a leader is required to bestow the courageous path of a successful journey
along with his passion and impeccable ideologies. Catering to the justification of a leader's triumph
through one's tireless efforts and skill, CIO Look presents you the journey of an avid leader, Mark
Rees, the COO of Secucloud.
Below are the highlights of the interview conducted between Mark and CIO Look:
Give a brief overview of your background and your role in the company.
I joined Secuclouds management team in 2016 at the point where, Dennis Monner was
transforming it from a start up to a mature company. As a team we have driven the change in
organization, processes and culture so that we have become larger in terms of both staff and
business, whilst maintaining our start up velocity. A 100% focus on our supply / value chain and
efficiency of our work environment is the key to achieving this business growth. Our Mantra is "how
can we do our tasks better and faster next time round?" i.e. continuous improvement. As we have
attained the switch from a startup (the integrative phase in classic company development) within 18
months, my specific focus is now moving more and more to the external market environment (aka
the associative phase) e.g. promoting the company globally, handling regulatory issues /
certifications, stakeholder management and analyzing strategic market trends from a business
How do you diversify your tech solutions that appeal to your target audience?
Our vision and therefore our mission is to democratize enterprise grade cyber-security for a wider
economy and so offer total cyber security protection using network based protection and when
relevant supplemented with endpoint protection. Our solution provides threat protection in any
type of network (mobile/fix line), on any type of device (Smartphone, PCs, IoT), for any type of user
group (consumer, SMEs, enterprise). Because we have utilized