Semperis accelerates APAC growth with strategic channel appointment

Dave Evans, Vice President of Global Channels & Alliances at Semperis

Semperis, the pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises accelerated expansion of its hybrid identity protection solutions in APAC by onboarding Jacquie Young, a leader in the APAC with 26 years of tech and cybersecurity sales experience, as Director of Channels.

What does the hire mean for Semperis’ APAC ambition?

Building on the Semperis’ KKR-led $200m Series C funding—among the largest cybersecurity raises in 2022—the firm’s expansion in APAC will extend availability of its award-winning Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) and cyber-first recovery solutions at a time when identity-related threats in the region—as in the rest of the world—continue to rise.

Young’s appointment is a key part of Semperis’ strategy of strengthening its 100% channel-driven sales model by building partnerships in APAC and supporting partners with tools, training, qualified leads, and joint sales support. Recognized by the Financial Times as the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in America, Semperis plans to double headcount in the APAC in the next year to accommodate market demands and current customer needs.

APAC countries are 80% more likely to be the target of a cyberattack than other countries. The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC) reported that there is an APAC workforce gap of about 1.42 million in the cybersecurity sector in 2021.

Awareness of how to improve resiliency to identity-driven attacks is a core part of Semperis’ offering. Last year the firm launched Purple Knight, a free security assessment tool with 5,000-plus users built to combat systemic attacks exploiting AD and Azure AD vulnerabilities.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

Commenting on her appointment, Young said, “I have joined Semperis at an exciting point in time. Semperis continues to win recognition in the industry for its innovative approach to protecting organizations’ hybrid identity environments before, during, and after an attack.”

“The technology is backed by an in-house team with a pedigreed AD skillset, including more than 100 years’ collective Microsoft MVP experience, making Semperis a trusted resource and advisor for partners that provide cybersecurity services and solutions to their clients.”

“The APAC market is ready for the unmatched identity threat defense solutions that Semperis provides. APAC firms recognize the need to protect their identity infrastructures and enhance cyber resiliency. It’s a critical time, and Semperis is in strong position to make a difference.”

“Bringing in a cybersecurity industry leader with Jacquie Young’s experience underscores our commitment to rapidly expanding comprehensive hybrid identity protection in APAC through our channel network,” said Dave Evans, Semperis VP of Global Channels & Alliances.

“We know that firms globally are struggling to defend against the current onslaught of identity-based cyberattacks. With Jacquie’s leadership, we’ll accelerate our ability to support our channel partners in the fight against attacks that threaten their customers’ businesses.”

What is Semperis’ market reach?

The Semperis channel program, recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2022 Partner Program Guide, is founded on a commitment to a 100% channel-centric sales model, delivery of qualified leads and sales support, and broad partner enablement.

Semperis’ AD-specific expertise has enabled the firm to initiate strategic alliances like the healthcare task force formed with Sirius Healthcare—a CDW firm and leading provider of security consulting services for over 450 healthcare clients—to improve the cybersecurity posture and resiliency of hospitals, pharmaceuticals, insurers, and other healthcare firms.

For more on Semperis’ partner program, please visit the website.