Sekuro, the Australian cyber security and digital resiliency provider, ends a very successful 2023 with an expansion into the UK. The move aims to support UK-based organisations who are expanding their business footprint into Australia and navigating the complex matrix of regulatory requirements.
The Sydney-based firm announced that it would be bringing its robust understanding of the Australian regulatory landscape to the UK market. One of the primary services Sekuro will offer is Infosec Registered Assessor Program (IRAP) assessments. These are designed to help organisations identify and address security risks, enhance their security posture, and obtain a competitive edge, particularly for firms that manage sensitive government or industry data.
Sekuro brings substantial credentials to this venture, as one of the most experienced and esteemed IRAP assessors in Australia. The company has worked with prominent Australian and global organisations, including Objective Corporation, Aspen Medical, Cisco Inc., and Dynatrace Inc.
Steering this new phase of growth for Sekuro is Calum McNab, who has relocated from Sydney to take up the role of Head of UK. McNab outlined the strength of trade relations between Australia and the UK and stressed the importance of UK organisations meeting Australia's specific compliance requirements to take full advantage of this bond.
He said, "Australia and the UK have a long and strong relationship, which has been further strengthened by the recent Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (AUKFTA). UK organisations recognise the opportunity to enter into Australia but need to meet Australia’s specific compliance requirements."
To facilitate this process, Sekuro has developed the Gateway Australia program. It provides a comprehensive range of services to help businesses navigate and comply with Australia’s unique compliance legislation. This resource is especially critical for organisations seeking to do business with the Australian Government.
Sekuro has seen firsthand a strong and sustained local demand for cyber security services, a trend highlighted by a 44% organic revenue growth in FY22. The company’s forward-leaning approach, including recent innovations like the Zero Trust Strategy, has attracted a host of new clients. This upward trajectory is expected to continue.
Noel Allnutt, CEO of Sekuro, said, "As an Australian-founded and grown industry innovator, Sekuro has successfully demonstrated the demand for its services in Australia. We have seen our customer base and service offerings grow rapidly. Now our focus is on strengthening our relationships both locally and globally."
Allnutt further points out how Sekuro’s effort in reducing cyber risk while new technologies are adopted positions the firm exceptionally well in helping local businesses enhance their cyber security posture. It is also geared towards aiding international firms in their entry and expansion into the Aussies land.