Dermot Hayden joined Sophos in 2009 as Country Manager and is responsible for the company’s IT Security business across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. Sophos began producing antivirus and encryption products nearly 30 years ago and today the company’s products help secure the networks used by over 100 million people and 200,000+ businesses in 150 countries.
Prior to joining Sophos, Dermot was Service Director for London and the Southeast region at IKON Office Solutions before joining Compaq and Hewlett Packard in 1996 where he held a number of service and sales management roles, culminating in a five year period as HP Consulting and Integration Client Principal for the UK retail sector. He’s passionate about IT security and believes the complex layers of security that have built up in most Irish businesses are a hindrance rather than a help in thwarting todays cybercriminals and reducing the risk of accidental data loss.
Dermot has a BSC (Hons) in Finance and Marketing from London Metropolitan University.