CyberCX expands in New Zealand with new centre in Auckland

31 May 2024 2 min. read
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Cybersecurity consultancy CyberCX has expanded its operations in New Zealand with a new office in Auckland, building on its existing operations with more than 100 cyber and cloud professionals.

Headquartered in Melbourne, CyberCX has established a presence in every Australian mainland state and territory since its founding in 2019, and first launched in New Zealand in 2020 on the back of a $30 million investment.

Now, its new Auckland branch located in the old Milne & Choyce site at 131 Queen Street joins the firm’s existing locations in Wellington and Christchurch, serving as the base for half of its current 200-strong New Zealand headcount.

CyberCX expands in New Zealand with new centre in Auckland

“When we launched CyberCX in New Zealand we set out to unify New Zealand’s leading cyber security talent, expertise and capability to create the country’s first full-service cyber security firm,” stated CEO John Paitaridis. “Our new nine-year lease in Auckland reflects our long-term commitment to businesses, enterprises and government agencies in New Zealand.”

Described as a state-of-the-art security operations centre (SOC), the new CyberCX high-security outlet will offer round-the-clock ‘eyes-on-glass’ threat detection, monitoring and incident response support in conjunction with the firm’s eight other global SOC’s. In addition to managed services, the firm also has lines in strategy consulting and cloud solutions among its many offerings.

“CyberCX has the largest specialised cybersecurity workforce in New Zealand and an unmatched depth of cyber advisory, risk and technical services,” stated county chief Tim Sewell. “We designed our new Auckland workspace with the best employee experience in mind, coupled with exceptional facilities for our customers and communities to collaborate and solve cyber challenges.”

Backed by private equity firm BGH Capital, CyberCX was formed through an amalgamation of twelve smaller companies and has since made a series of further acquisitions to grow to a headcount in the region of 1,500 including boots on the ground in the UK and US. Reports have suggested the consultancy is currently up for grabs, with Telstra among the parties said to be sniffing around.