Managed IT services provider Littlefish has attracted a key figure from Capgemini to lead its cyber security expansion.

Katy Hinchcliffe, who led the global cyber security outsourced capability for Capgemini clients including HMRC and Rolls-Royce, joins Littlefish as head of cyber security.

The Nottingham-headquartered firm said the appointment reflected the increasing requirement for cyber security services among its existing customers.

“Investing in the expansion of our cyber practice is a natural progression for our services portfolio and forms part of our long-term growth strategy,” said Littlefish services director Richard Roome.

“Not only are our existing managed services customers increasingly seeking our support in combating the latest cyber threats, we see the service desk as a central component in any organisation’s cyber strategy, acting both as the front line and early warning system.

“The appointment of someone of Katy’s calibre and reputation to develop our cyber security services offering is testament to our ambition as an organisation, and reinforces our position as a highly credible alternative to the ‘usual suspect’ IT outsourcers in the mid-market and enterprise.

“We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.”

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Hinchcliffe said: “I’m thrilled to join Littlefish. Cyber security services integrate seamlessly with the existing services Littlefish offers: managed services customers are highly engaged and want to achieve the same levels of service excellence across other areas, including security.”

“We are uniquely positioned to improve their security, with a more flexible and personal service than larger organisations are able to offer.

“Leading the development of Littlefish’s Cyber practice is a fantastic opportunity and I am relishing the challenge.”