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arvato Appoints Chief Information Security Officer to Support Growing UK Public Sector Business

Global business process outsourcing (BPO) partner arvato has strengthened its UK leadership team with the appointment of Chris Brine-Howe as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Chris will be responsible for driving arvato’s information security strategy and implementing a best practice, holistic approach to security governance, risk management and compliance, working alongside arvato’s existing information security team. He’ll also oversee the security strategy, assurance and accreditation of arvato’s programmes with central and local government clients, and provide cyber security consulting services across public and private sector organisations.

With more than 15 years’ experience in IT and information security, Chris has held senior roles with market-leading organisations including HP Enterprise Security Services and QinetiQ. He joins arvato from Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) UK’s Cyber Security Consulting business, where as the Chief Security Officer for major accounts he oversaw business management, security strategies and solution assurance for key Central Government contracts.

“Chris’ vast experience in public and private sector information security makes him an ideal fit for this role,” said Debra Maxwell, Managing Director, arvato UK. “Corporate governance, risk management and compliance are key concerns for our clients. Chris’ extensive knowledge of the market and background in professional IT services will help our public sector business capitalise on new growth opportunities with a strong IT component.”

Chris added: “Information security can be a powerful business enabler if it’s aligned with the business objectives and supports client needs. arvato’s growth in the public and private sectors has been impressive over the past years and I’m excited to be joining a successful team to ensure that clients continue to receive secure and high quality services.”

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