Copenhagen – CSIS Security Group A/S, the leading cybersecurity services company, has today announced Daniel Shepherd’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Shepherd succeeds Allan Mortensen, who is standing down from the role after more than eight years leading the organization.
Shepherd began working with CSIS in 2017, when he joined with CSIS’s Founders and other key employees to create Agile Response Technologies A/S, a Group company focused on the development and commercialization of Chronos, an incident response and threat hunting platform. In 2019, following the decision to align the interests of both companies, he joined CSIS itself and took the role of Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer. In this capacity, he spearheaded the definition and execution of a new growth strategy for the company in addition to various operational performance improvement initiatives. Shepherd has also been instrumental in securing a foothold in the US market by winning significant contracts with global banks. Since February 2020, he has also served as a Board Member of CSIS, a position he has now stepped down from to focus on the duties of the CEO.
“Daniel has a clear ability to think strategically and lead operationally. He has been central to the company’s decision-making processes, challenging the Board’s thinking and shaping the company’s direction and priorities. In addition to his passion and drive, his analytical, communication and collaboration skills have enabled him to create strong alignment and commitment on key topics across the company. We are confident in Daniel’s ability to build on the tremendous success the company has experienced under Allan’s stewardship,” said Klaus Juel Rasmussen, CSIS’s Chairman.
“We are sad to see Allan go. He has been instrumental in building the company to its current market-leading position, creating an enviable reputation in a tough and competitive market. We wish Allan all the best with his future endeavors,” added Rasmussen.
Prior to joining CSIS, Shepherd worked as a management consultant for over 10 years, accumulating significant international experience, before joining S21sec, a Spanish cybersecurity firm, where he served as Managing Director for Latin America and, subsequently, as Chief Marketing Officer. He now brings nearly a decade of senior management experience from within the cybersecurity industry to his new role.
“I am thankful to the Founders and the Board for their trust in my leadership and I am both proud and excited to continue working with the incredibly talented team at CSIS. There are significant opportunities for us by continuing to focus on what we are known for: world-class cyber capabilities, technology innovation, threat intelligence and long-term relationships with our customers,” Shepherd said.
Shepherd will work closely with the Board and the rest of the Leadership Team to continue executing the company’s aggressive growth strategy, which is based on a robust proprietary software platform-based foundation and highly scalable services, to deliver on the company’s vision of being the leader in actionable and intelligence-driven detection and response services.
About CSIS Security Group A/S
Founded in Copenhagen in 2003, CSIS Security Group A/S is a leading independent provider of cyber security services in Europe. Credited by Gartner Group for its threat intelligence and MDR capabilities, the company mitigates customers’ security risk with a range of preventive security products and services, as well as incident response and managed security services. CSIS is the preferred cyber security provider to some of the world’s largest enterprises, and is a trusted advisor to law enforcement agencies, government and news media.
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