Kaspersky hires Symantec executive Christopher Hurst

Kaspersky has named former Symantec executive Christopher Hurst as its new general manager for the UK and Ireland region.

Hurst’s has been hired to take a “more aggressive” growth in the cybersecurity vendor’s enterprise business, and develope a stronger presence in the UK channel by recruiting more partners and customers.

Kaspersky  Deputy VP of global sales network Chris Connell, said: “We’re very happy to welcome Chris Hurst to Kaspersky. His vast experience in this sector and demonstrated leadership ability from start-ups to enterprise businesses will bring real value to the business. We are confident that he will help drive strong regional growth in 2021 and beyond, and continue to support and protect our customers from ever-changing and growing cyber-threats.”

Hurst said: “I’m excited to be taking on this role within such a fast-paced industry and growing company, as Kaspersky continues to take a frontline role in making the world more cyber-secure. The cornerstone of our business strategy in this region is to transform our leading security intelligence into real protection for our clients, to enable them to use technologies in their lives and businesses safely, and trust them.”