AN Edinburgh-based IT security firm has appointed a director of cyber security services to boost their cyber defence solutions and meet the demands of an ever-growing market.

Neil Anderson moves to Assure APM from Bastion Networks and has more than a decade of experience in cyber security.

He also previously worked with the RBS global networks solutions division and in Dell SecureWorks’ consultancy division.

Assure APM launched in Edinburgh in 2015 and their services have been used in a range of organisations in the public and private sectors, including Baillie Gifford, Barchester Healthcare and Angus Council.

Anderson’s new role will be a hands-on position managing vendors and seeking out potential fits for Assure’s innovative solutions and client portfolio. He will also work on refining the security strategy for the company and taking it to the market.

Assure APM CEO, Doug More, said: “Neil is an excellent fit for Assure. Our team are all highly capable and, with his vast background in cyber security and consultancy, Neil is sure to fit right in and help Assure APM lead the way in performance management technology.”

Anderson said: “I want cyber security to be an enabler for business rather than a blocker. I’m very excited to join the team at Assure APM, with whom I can protect businesses while they innovate, allowing them to do things they wouldn’t have been able to without the proper security.”