Accounting and consulting firm EY has appointed information security specialist Mark Brown to its IT Risk and Assurance (ITRA) practice. Brown, who joins from SABMiller where he was Chief Information Security Officer, will be based in EY’s London office.
Mark Brown has roughly 20 years of experience in the field of information security, business continuity and information risk management. Prior to EY he held the position of Chief Information Security Officer at SABMiller, a global FTSE30 consumer goods company. He has also worked as the European Head of Security for a US Defence Research company and European Head of Information Security for SunGard Data Systems.
At EY, Brown will join EY’s growing UK & Ireland Information Security practice as a Director and will assist clients with the development of security strategies, transformation programmes, privacy, data loss prevention, business continuity management, Information Security Control governance frameworks and the design and implementation of IT Controls.
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“I am delighted to be taking on this new challenge and joining the team at EY. One of my main objectives is to move the profile of information security from an IT issue to a business issue, acting as a true enabler to business. I am looking forward to delivering information security that makes business sense to our clients,” says Brown on his appointment.
Jane Cannon, Security and Resilience partner at EY, says: "We are growing our team with a number of experienced industry appointments in response to clients telling us that information security is a growing business concern for them. Mark brings a wealth of experience to our team and joins us at an exciting time as Information Security and Cyber Security increasingly feature amongst the top risks on Board agenda’s."