Forescout has appointed Terrie Anderson country manager for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Anderson will focus on helping organisations adopt Forescout’s device visibility and control platform as part of their broader cybersecurity strategy.

Anderson will also drive awareness of the market drivers and trends, including IoT security, convergence of IT/operational technology (OT), compliance risks, in addition to supporting the company’s partners as they demonstrate value-add to enterprise and public sector organisations.

Anderson has more than 20 years’ experience in Australia, as well as more broadly across APAC region, having held leadership roles in companies such as Venafi, Riverbed Technology, Entrust, Symantec, Ubizen, Cisco Systems and RSA. She has also been the chair and strategy lead of not-for-profit organisation, Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications.

According to Anderson, IT/OT convergence is becoming a hot topic with CIOs as they are increasingly required by boards to take responsibility for the entire security strategy that also includes OT networks. With the explosion of volume and diversity of IP connected devices within enterprise environments, particularly with the Internet of Things (IoT) and OT, it’s a huge challenge for the IT leaders across all industries.

“I am thrilled to be part of Forescout as the leader in this space. Our technology offers complete device visibility and control across the extended enterprise from campus to datacentre to cloud and OT environments,” Anderson said.

“Our Device Cloud, which we launched last year, is one of the world’s largest crowdsourced device repositories and now contains more than eight million devices from more than 1,000 customers who share anonymised device insights. This data allows us to analyse more than 150 attributes per device to bring increased device intelligence and improved auto-classification to our customers.”

Forescout’s technology also provides an orchestration layer to automate control of devices that do not meet organisational policy, thus offering a platform that strategically expands the solution solving business issues like device compliance, asset management, network segmentation, network access control, and incident response.

“Terrie has a wealth of in-depth security knowledge and experience at a strategic level coupled with strong relationships in the market, which is a perfect fit for Forescout. She is a known industry leader and futurist who brings key skills in the important area of IT/OT convergence,” said Steve Redman, VP and head of sales for Asia Pacific & Japan, Forescout.

“Terrie has worked with local and international governments and organisations on how to get the best out of their infrastructure for a secure posture and competitive advantage, which will be fundamental to assisting Forescout’s channel partners and customers. Terrie has also successfully led high-performance teams across the globe and is passionate about inspiring and retaining good people, which is critical to Forescout’s ongoing success in ANZ.”

Anderson is a volunteer mentor for CyRise, a partnership between Deakin University and Dimension Data. She has authored and published three books in human development and communication.

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