Thomas Duryea Logicalis announces CSO services initiative to assist board level executives and business leaders manage data security compliance and strategy

Brett White appointed first ’as a service’ Chief Security Officer

Melbourne, 12 February 2018 - IT solutions and managed services provider Thomas Duryea Logicalis (TDL) today announced a new concept to providing organisations with a strategic approach to information security and compliance for businesses of all sizes.  The CSO as-a-service initiative, a core part of TDL’s Security Practice, adding new capabilities to an already comprehensive security lifecycle offering.  

Brett White has been appointed CSO for TDL’s Security Practice, reporting to Gavin Coulthard, TDL’s National Security Practice Manager. White has extensive experience in security and compliance, and will be pivotal in building the Security Practice.

White’s primary responsibility is driving TDL’s CSO as-a-service to board level executives and business leaders of companies ranging from SMEs to large enterprises and corporates.

Coulthard said: “As digital transformation takes hold across all sectors, cyber security and compliance simply cannot be ignored. Organisations that don’t have an in-house CSO resource are grappling with developing a security strategy that complies with government regulations on securing and protecting data privacy. In addition, an industry-wide shortage of security practitioners is having direct impact on security lifecycle strategy development.”

Michael Chanter, Chief Executive Officer, TDL said: “As customers and board-level executives confront new security threats in the digital economy we are staying ahead of the curve by providing our customers with comprehensive security solutions and innovative services with initiatives such as CSO as-a-service.

“Brett’s newly-created role will provide executive level advice and guidance, bridging the gap between government regulation and available in-house security resources needed to achieve compliance to Australian information security standards.  A strategic hire for the Security Practice, Brett will be a real asset to TDL’s continued growth.”

White joins TDL from Juniper Networks where he was a security specialist. Prior roles include pre-sales architect at Palo Alto Networks, Security and Network architect at Telstra. He also spent 5 years in Germany working for Ixia and Agilent technologies. He has over 20 years’ experience in the networking and security industry, having worked for, and supported, some of the largest service providers and vendors across Australia, the United States, and Europe.


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About Thomas Duryea Logicalis

Thomas Duryea Logicalis is an IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in networking and security; mobility and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; systems management and deployment and managed and outsourcing services.

Thomas Duryea Logicalis is part of the Logicalis Group, which has annualised revenues of over $1.5 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $6 billion.