DNV appoints Roll Richardsen as Director of Cyber ​​Security

DNV appoints Roll Richardsen as Director of Cyber ​​Security
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DNV has appointed Anette Roll Richardsen as Director of its Cyber ​​Security business in Norway.

DNV said Roll Richardsen will lead a growing team of IT and operational technology security professionals as the company grows rapidly to protect its customers from emerging cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

“Rated by SC Media among Europe’s 50 Most Influential Women in Cybersecurity, Roll Richardsen has a track record of serving on leading expert teams protecting society from cyber threats. She comes to DNV from Norway-based Watchcom Security Group, where she has served as CEO for the past five years,” said DNV.

The maritime classification firm said Roll Richardsen will lead a fast-growing business unit focused on supporting companies in Nordic industrial sectors – including shipping, energy and manufacturing – to identify their cyber vulnerabilities, develop effective countermeasures and demonstrate their security posture to stakeholders.

“DNV brings a rare mix of industry expertise, deep engineering knowledge and cybersecurity talent. This puts the company in an excellent position to make a greater contribution to protecting life, property and the environment at a time when critical infrastructure is becoming increasingly connected and vulnerable to cyber threats. I am excited to take this unique opportunity and contribute to DNV’s ambitious cybersecurity growth plans,” he said Anette RolleRichardsenDirector of DNV’s cybersecurity business in Norway.

“I am delighted to welcome Anette Roll Richardsen to DNV. Her knowledge, expertise and reputation as a respected leader in the Norwegian cyber security community will be of great value to our customers as DNV aims for rapid growth to combat increasingly frequent, complex and creative cyber threats,” she said Liv A Hovem, CEO of DNV Accelerator, the business dedicated to rapidly expanding DNV’s presence in new markets.

DNV says it has placed cybersecurity at the heart of its growth strategy and is building a major cybersecurity risk management company through acquisitions and partnerships, as well as recruiting top-level cybersecurity professionals.

In November 2021, DNV merged with Applied Risk, an industrial cybersecurity company based in Amsterdam. DNV also announced in February 2023 a public tender offer to acquire all shares and stock options in Helsinki-based cybersecurity services company Nixu.

Anette Roll Richardsen is President of Women in Cyber ​​Security (WiCyS) Norway and Treasurer of the Norwegian chapter of the IT association ISACA. She has over 20 years of cybersecurity and finance experience.

Source: News Network

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