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BeyondTrust appoints Chris Puleston as Public Sector Account Manager
Tue, 24th Oct 2023

BeyondTrust, the global leader in intelligent identity and access security, has recently announced the appointment of Chris Puleston as Public Sector Account Manager, based in Canberra. This role will see Puleston at the head of BeyondTrust's Public Sector business in Australia.

Puleston will be tasked with boosting business growth amongst Federal and State public sector agencies. An important part of his role will be to enhance their ability to proactively protect their identities and safeguard crucial assets as the threat landscape continues to evolve.

The senior vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan at BeyondTrust, Nick Turnbull, says, "BeyondTrust is experiencing increasing demand for our solutions in public sector agencies, and to support that demand we are committed to building a team with impressive experience and talent. We are thrilled to welcome Chris, a dynamic executive with deep knowledge of the government market as well as a proven record in customer growth and account management excellence."

Puleston brings over 20 years of strategic account management experience in the IT industry to BeyondTrust. Previously, he headed the Public Sector and Natural Resources business for Databricks in Australia and New Zealand. During his tenure at Tenable in Canberra, he expanded the company's market presence within the Australian Federal Government. Puleston has also worked in account management positions for both VMware and Optus.

Speaking about his new role, Puleston says, "I'm very excited to join BeyondTrust at this time and to support our ongoing commitment to provide government agencies with industry-leading protection against cyber threats and unauthorised access. During 2024 and beyond, the public sector will continue to benefit from BeyondTrust's focus on innovation which provides visibility into all identities and access pathways, detects advanced identity threats, and automatically remediates gaps and adjusts policies. I'm looking forward to helping the public sector address their biggest cybersecurity challenges, while also delivering an exceptional customer experience."

BeyondTrust is uniquely placed in the market as the only company that offers a platform blending both intelligent identity threat detection and a privilege control plane. This enables organisations to implement a zero-trust based least privilege approach to security. This drastically minimises attack surfaces and eradicating security blind spots.