WELSH cyber-security specialists Capital Network Solutions (CNS) has appointed a new head of cyber security, as it continues to expand throughout Wales and the M4 corridor in 2016.
Karl Greenfield has joined the company as Cyber Security Lead, and brings 20 years of network security experience with him. He has worked in a wide variety of sectors including government, energy and utilities, banking and military.
Mr Greenfield’s most recent role was with Protection Group International Ltd, a global cyber security company, where he was Group Senior Network Cyber Security Engineer. During his time at the company Karl was responsible for building their advanced cyber security testing and training infrastructure, which is one of only two of its kind in the world.
The PGI cyber academy which Karl played a lead role in designing and bringing online is an improved, UK based version of the facility that is used to train US government, military, law enforcement and security service personnel in counter cyber-espionage techniques, advanced persistent threat methodology and offensive cyber operations (aka “hacking”).
His previous roles also include Senior Network Security Analyst at global financial services company, and Senior Cisco Network Security Engineer at the Ministry of Social Development, in New Zealand.
At CNS, Karl will be responsible for developing and managing the company’s Cyber Security Operation Centre and security team, providing services such as the UK Government backed Cyber Essentials Certification service, security monitoring, incident response, penetration testing and secure infrastructure.
Mark Edwards, Director of Cyber Security and Network Services at Capital Network Solutions, said: “Karl brings extensive network infrastructure and cyber security experience with global companies to CNS. He has worked on critical national infrastructure in a wide array of sectors which are key customers of CNS security services. His appointment will help us grow our service offering and capability in that important market.
“Karl will help develop our cyber security expertise and services offered to new and existing customers and his expertise and experience will also benefit our existing team members. I am delighted to welcome Karl to CNS.”