From the CEO’s desk – Introducing the Conosco Security Division
One thing you’ll notice is that I quite like to blog about what I’m up to at Conosco. As the CEO for a private company, this may be somewhat unusual, and it would certainly make other company Boards nervous. Thankfully not ours.
We believe that being ‘open’ betters the understanding among our staff, future employees, clients and prospects of what Conosco does, how we do it, and what we strive for. It also follows an ethos that I believe has helped mature the Information Security community – sharing knowledge that adds insight and value to its members. This approach has allowed the Information Security community to build strong bonds, improve its members’ collective defences and lower the barrier to knowledge proliferation as a result.
Conosco has a new and niche security offering for the SME market that has benefitted from such open thought, opinion sharing and an honest approach to solving our clients’ genuine security needs. The new Conosco Security Division provides our clients with a single point of ISO27001:2013-accredited contact through which to manage multiple and differing security services requirements, from consultant-led engagements to technical solutions procurement, testing, remediation, audits and more.
We remove the complexity of having to source, negotiate and engage with multiple security vendors, and ensure that our clients achieve the strongest possible ROI from each one. We deliver bespoke security strategies and full-scope roadmaps so that our clients can build resilient businesses. As a result, the Conosco Security Division positions us perfectly as today’s most well-rounded MSP in the marketplace.
Launching the Conosco Security Division has enabled us to add further value to our award-winning managed computing and project capabilities through the merging of our in-house InfoSec skillset – which provides the Division with secure foundations – with a number of diverse security industry leaders including Darktrace, Webroot and SureCloud.
With this approach, I believe we will continue to see Conosco setting the tone for the MSP market and contributing to the technology community as a whole.
It is my passion (indeed, job) to ensure Conosco continues to set the best example of what ‘beyond IT’ looks like through our excellent service delivery and offering. This drive is not only to pursue commercial success, but to provide those working within, and with Conosco with the best possible experience and levels of satisfaction. Perhaps this is why we’ve just won ‘Best place to work in Security’ at the Computing Excellence Awards 2017?
Conosco has been supporting its clients for more than 15 years. We continue – every day – to invest a significant effort and energy at our UK and South African bases ensuring that we always provide our clients with the most appropriate, secure solutions, at the right price point, for their very different needs.