Prosegur has hired David Fernández Granado as the new global general manager of Cipher, the group's cybersecurity business unit. In this way, Prosegur promotes its strategy to strengthen its presence in the field of cybersecurity and turn Cipher into a leading and benchmark company in this market.
David Fernández Granado will have the main responsibility of promoting Cipher's growth, with a special focus on the United States, Brazil, Portugal and Spain. Similarly, in this new stage Cipher wants to deepen the development of differential services and higher added value. In this sense, the combination of Prosegur's capabilities in physical security with Cipher's in logical security represent a unique element in the global security market. In addition, the group's capacity for innovation will favor the development of the portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services, providing cutting-edge technologies and the talent of the best professionals in the sector.
An industrial engineer from ICAI from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Fernández Granado has more than fifteen years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. He highlights his activity as director at BT Security Iberia and director in the cybersecurity area at Minsait by Indra. To which he adds an extensive career developing and executing different cybersecurity strategies, turning strategic plans into tactical realities.
Javier Cabrerizo, Global General Manager of Prosegur, highlights that: “The incorporation of David reaffirms our commitment to cybersecurity and our growth plan for Cipher. We want to continue strengthening our cybersecurity activities to continue accompanying our clients in risk management, whether physical or logical. Aspects such as the growing use of the Cloud, connected devices (IoT) or the increase in teleworking represent new challenges that must be answered. For this reason, capturing the best talent is essential to be able to offer a comprehensive and differential service to clients. Today cybersecurity is a critical factor for companies and administrations and one of the fundamental axesin their digital transformation processes.
Cipher's value proposition is based on having a unified vision of cybersecurity and implementing its continuous improvement by reducing the vulnerable surface, protecting digital assets, and detecting and responding to cybersecurity incidents, placing the customer at the center of operations.
Cipher has operations in markets in Europe, the United States and Latin America , a team of more than 300 specialists and more than 500 clients. The company has 3 Cybersecurity centers (SOC/CERTs) from which it provides services 24x7, 365 days a year.