13. Talion

Company: Talion

Founder(s): Mike Brown & Keven Knight

Website: https://talion.net


About Talion

At Talion, we’re changing the way organisations interact with their Managed Security Service Provider.  Born out of BAE Systems, our service is built on first-hand knowledge of military engineering and defence-grade security, together with an in-depth understanding of the threat landscape facing the commercial world today.

When it comes to cyber security, we believe every organisation deserves full visibility and complete control over how threats are monitored, how decisions are made, and how their business is protected. That’s why we prioritise transparency and collaboration across our service lines, implementing security programs that give businesses the control and freedom to pursue ambitions and realise goals, safe in the knowledge that we’ve got their back, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mike Brown is the current Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder. Mike led the M&A team in the acquisition of the BAE Systems’ MSSP business. As Chief Executive Officer, Mike brings to Talion more than 30 years of experience as a global executive. He has a demonstrated track record of value creation through experience and operational excellence.

Mike is recognised for his success in helping companies–in high-growth technology and Software-as-a-Service–scale globally and innovatively. His leadership and experience were developed working with large global technology leaders such as IBM, Oracle, and Siebel, and also with small, high-growth security companies including Solidcore, Algosec, and Siemplify.

At Talion, Mike challenges all team members to push past the status quo and discover innovative security services and solutions for today’s complex cyber threat landscape.

Keven Knight  is the current Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder. Keven Knight led the opportunity to divest the commercial cyber security division from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. As Chief Operations Officer, Keven oversees the Talion product portfolio, client services, and operational delivery. Prior to Talion, Keven played a pivotal role with BAE Systems for seven years where he managed and grew the Enterprise Managed Security Service business and positioned it as a leader in the MSSP market.

Keven comes from a strong Service Delivery background, developed and enhanced through blue chip organisations such as IBM, ICI, and AT&T. With a history of designing and implementing global delivery models and projects, Keven leverages his wealth of experience to ensure a modern, agile, and collaborative approach to the customers that Talion serves.