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Craig Searle Appointed APAC Cyber Lead for BAE Detica

Joined BAE in 2010 after buy of Stratsec

Craig Searle, a 10-year information security industry veteran, has been appointed cybersecurity lead for the Asia-Pacific region at BAE Systems Detica as the business aims to grow its presence in Asia and Australia.

He will oversee the cybersecurity business and work to increase revenue in the telecommunications, critical infrastructure and finance markets, BAE said.

"Appointing Craig as head of cyber security helps us to continue to help our clients with the asymmetric threat posed by cyber criminals," said Richard Watson, managing director for Asia Pacific at BAE Systems Detica.

Searle most recently served as Detica's operations director and led efforts to manage daily business operations for governance, infrastructure security, security architecture, vulnerability assessment, security incidents, security strategy and policy and penetration testing.

He worked for Stratsec before BAE Systems bought the company in 2010 and provided information technology security advice to the enterprise and government sectors.

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Tim Watson supervises all media production at Executive Mosaic, a digital media company that provides insight, information and analysis on several industries, including government contracting.

He previously produced byline coverage with the economics team at USA Today and evaluated lending proposals for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Tim was born and raised in Washington, DC and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business-Journalism from Washington and Lee University and a certificate in budgeting and finance from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Professional Education.