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Kylie Watson becomes DXC Technology's Head of Security for ANZ
Wed, 14th Feb 2024

DXC Technology has appointed veteran cybersecurity expert Kylie Watson as Head of Security for Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Watson brings over three decades of experience leading intricate projects and teams to the role. With an impressive history of managing change and driving growth, alongside her innovative approach to cyber security, she is expected to guide DXC's customers in strengthening their cyber posture against a backdrop of increasingly complex attacks.

Ms. Watson will operate from the company's Canberra office, with a broad remit to protect DXC's customers from cybersecurity threats. Her focus will be on both managed security and proactive advisory services, encompassing all areas from threat intelligence to compliance. Ms. Watson's considerable leadership experience includes roles across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand for leading companies like SAP, Deloitte, PwC and IBM.

In response to her appointment, Kylie Watson shared her enthusiasm to leverage her expertise in support of DXC Technology's aims. She said, "I am very excited to be joining a team with the right focus that boasts experience across multiple industries. I feel confident in our ability to deliver expert services and threat intelligence to our customers across their IT environment and operations, while spreading awareness on how to withstand security threats by using smart cyber resilience strategies".

Beyond her competitive professional skills, Ms. Watson is passionate about fostering organisational culture change, with a keen emphasis on diversity and inclusion. This ability, alongside a successful track record in innovation and mentoring, had garnered her national recognition.

Seelan Nayagam, President at DXC Technology for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, lauded Watson's appointment as a natural fit within the organisation. He said, "Kylie is a great fit for not just her role but also the organisational culture that we have built here at DXC Technology, with her commitment and passion towards supporting and expanding diversity and inclusion initiatives which create environments where everyone can thrive". He expressed his confidence that Ms. Watson's addition to the team would significantly enhance the company's security offering.

This move highlights DXC Technology's strategic commitment to fortifying its cybersecurity services for customers. Ms. Watson's appointment at this pivotal juncture reflects the company's decision to prioritise highly experienced, effective leaders in the face of rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats.