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Aura Information Security boosts leadership team as consulting demand grows

Aura Information Security has hired a new Practice Manager for its Australian and New Zealand operations as the company experiences more demand for its consulting services.

Tom Moore will take over the new role. He previously held a principal security consulting at Datacom for three years before managing Datacom Security Professional Services in 2015.

Moore will be taking charge of the day-to-day management and leadership of Aura’s consulting business in Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in Wellington and will travel regularly between Auckland and Melbourne.

“We’re experiencing more demand for consulting services than ever before,” says Aura’s general manager Peter Bailey.

He believes that Moore brings experience and expertise - crucial in the company’s strategic growth stage. 

“Tom’s experience leading and mentoring teams in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment, as well as design and implementation of innovative cyber security solutions, will ensure that we continue to provide the same level of service our customers are used to. This will be of significant value to us as we continue on our journey of being a leading Australasian provider of cyber security services and solutions,” he explains.

Moore has also worked at UK organisations such as Instem Life Sciences, Virgin Media, Unilever and Avecto. In these positions, he worked to develop information security strategies and projects. He also grew collaborative, high-performance professional services teams that delivered the solutions to market.

Late last year the company hired Paul W. Poteete as its principal consulting (virtual security officer) role. Poteete began his career in the United States Department of Defense. He also taught Information Security, Forensics and Leadership at Abu Dhabi Women’s college.

Aura Information Security has also been supporting some of New Zealand’s top security initiatives this year, including 31c0n, which was held in February. 

Aura has been owned by connectivity and security provider Kordia since 2015. Kordia recently launched Cyber Security by Kordia.

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