Barac appoints first global head of sales

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Cybersecurity start-up Barac has appointed Peter Christou as its first EVP Global Sales and announced it is expanding into the US market with the opening of a Boston office.

Christou, an experienced cybersecurity professional, has been appointed to drive growth through increased sales, new partnerships and further international expansion through 2019.

Barac enables organisations to identify and stop the growing problem of malware hidden in encrypted traffic - one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today.

Barac has developed a platform that detects malware hidden within encrypted traffic without the need for decryption.

Christou has more than 25 years’ experience of helping innovative security firms grow across EMEA, APAC and the USA. He has previously driven sales and marketing for companies including Accelops, Securonix, NitroSecurity, Breach Security, Open Environment Corporation and Gradient Technologies.

“Malware hidden in encrypted traffic is one of the biggest threats organisations are facing today,” he said Peter Christou. “Our ability to solve the problem gives us tremendous growth opportunity as we scale up the business both in the UK where we are headquartered, across EMEA and now in the US with the opening of our Boston office.”

Founded in 2017 in London, Barac is a cybersecurity start-up that uses its expertise in AI and behavioural analytics to solve the growing problem of protecting organisations against malware hidden in encrypted traffic.

Barac is headquartered in London with additional offices in Paris, France; Boston, USA; and Tunis, Tunisia.

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