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IT security consultancy, Pure Hacking, has expanded its consulting capabilities, adding to its Melbourne headquarters staff with two new appointments as it looks to further grow its Australian business.

Pure Hacking CEO, Rob McAdam, announced the appointment of Richard Brown as IT security consultant in the Melbourne office and Teesaan Koo, also based in Melbourne, as account manager for the company’s Australian operations.

McAdam said Brown would conduct regular and project-based security reviews against systems, networks, devices and applications for the consultancy's blue chip client base, and Koo was charged with new business and relationship building activities for existing clients and alliance partners, as well as the development of the consultancy's Melbourne operations.

McAdam said that with appointment of Koo, the company was “sharpening its focus on customer service and relationship building with clients and alliance partners.”

Koo joins Pure Hacking from Microsoft Gold Partner and Systems Integrator, Object Consulting, where he was an account manager, and previously with livePoint SharePoint Solutions and Foundation Technology Services.

With over a decade in the IT security industry, Brown, previously worked with IBM Australia as an IT security specialist and with IT security consultant, Stratsec.

Brown, who holds a Bachelor of IT, Computer Science Software Development and IT Security from Deakin University, which awarded him with the Australian Computer Society Outstanding Student Award for his Bachelor of IT (Honours) IT Security thesis research on "Benchmark, Analysis and Evaluation of Security Systems".


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