Cyber security

Welcoming Richard Winter as Chief Cyber Officer

13 September 2023

Bluecube Technology Solutions is thrilled to announce a significant addition to our team. We are proud to introduce Richard Winter, a distinguished leader with over 30 years of experience in the industry, as our new Chief Cyber Officer. With this appointment, Bluecube is taking a bold step forward in enhancing our cyber security capabilities and bolstering our commitment to safeguarding our valued clients' digital assets.


A wealth of cyber security expertise 

Richard Winter brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to our cyber security proposition. His illustrious career includes a pivotal role at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), where he demonstrated exceptional skill in navigating the complex landscape of network and security operations, even during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his tenure at the MoD, Richard led with excellence, ensuring the security of sensitive data while orchestrating a seamless transition to remote work for his team. He spearheaded a vital laptop procurement program, equipping 200 cyber defenders with the tools they needed to protect national security.

Notably, Richard played a central role in driving innovation within the MoD, a testament to his forward-thinking approach. He was instrumental in crafting the MoD's first computer network defense security and led a dedicated study team to rewrite the MoD's cyber security strategy.


A new chapter at Bluecube

Upon joining Bluecube Technology Solutions, Richard Winter expressed his excitement about the new challenge ahead. "Effective cybersecurity requires a whole-of-society approach," he stated. "Bluecube is a new challenge for me, and I'm excited to help build a compelling cyber defense proposition for its small and medium-sized enterprise customers, a sector which has been historically underserved in the area."

Richard's dedication to the industry goes beyond protecting digital assets; he is equally committed to nurturing the next generation of cybersecurity talent. In the near future, he will be launching Bluecube's first cybersecurity apprenticeship program, providing the training and opportunities necessary to cultivate our national skillset.


A collective force for cyber resilience

James Hawker, CEO of Bluecube Technology Solutions, shared his enthusiasm for the addition of Richard Winter to the team. "Cyber resilience is non-negotiable," he emphasised "Richard's valued expertise opens a huge wealth of knowledge to our customers and will help them adapt and grow in today's increasingly digital-first world. I'm delighted to welcome Richard to the Bluecube fold. And I'm excited for what we can deliver for SMEs as a collective force."

At Bluecube, we believe that cyber security is an essential pillar of business success in the digital age. With Richard Winter leading our cyber security efforts and SOC team, we are poised to deliver even more robust and comprehensive solutions to our clients, including schools, charities, and small traders. Together, we are committed to fortifying the digital defences of our clients and ensuring their peace of mind in an ever-evolving cyber landscape.

This marks a new chapter in our journey at Bluecube Technology Solutions as with this appointment, comes an updated multi-layered approach to our cyber security offering. We invite you to stay tuned for more exciting developments as we continue to strive for excellence in IT-managed services and cyber security.