Cryptzone Open House – Evidence that security still at top of business agenda
Cryptzone welcomed nearly 80 guests to its Gothenburg office on Wednesday 4 June. The Open House event was hosted by CTO, Håkan Saxmo and was primarily to discover and recruit the brightest and most talented developers and cybersecurity professionals in the region. And the calibre of applicant didn’t disappoint. It was attended by The Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg, representatives of the Business community and software developers with an interest in working within the fast-paced IT security industry.
Barry Field, lead partner for the Cryptzone acquisition at US investment firm, Medina Capital, was excited with the opportunity to share the rationale behind his organisation’s unprecedented step of acquiring 100% of Cryptzone. He said, “I firmly believe that the blend of technology, vision and people within Cryptzone only require additional resources and expertise to realise the company’s ambition to become one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in 2015.” He used the occasion to reiterate his commitment to expand Cryptzone’s engineering, research and development function in Sweden, indicating the current vacancies were just the beginning of the proposed growth strategy.
The other key presenter at the event was Kurt Glazemakers. He recently joined Cryptzone as SVP for Product Strategy. Referring to high profile security breaches at The National Security Agency and US retailer, Target, he discussed how the breaches occurred and the types of security controls that organizations need to put in place to prevent such damaging events occurring. He highlighted Cryptzone’s approach to protecting confidential and sensitive information using a combination of access control and encryption technologies, “Cryptzone already has the technology to respond to the complex security challenges of today,” says Kurt Glazemakers, “But we intend to refresh some features to future proof our solutions given the evolution of big data, social, mobile and Cloud computing.”