The rise of ‘Encryption as a Service’ and the huge opportunity it brings

Encryption and Key Management was until recently considered a complex, hardware-based, and expensive technology used only by banks, governments, and the military. Now, not only is it vital to all organisations moving to the cloud, but these organisations also want to, and indeed expect to, be able to consume encryption ‘as a Service’. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the incredible growth happening in Encryption and Key Management as a Service, along with the huge opportunity it presents to resellers and MSPs looking to enter this market.

Phil Holmes


With nearly 20 years’ experience in IT security, Phil Holmes has had a broad range of experience in the cyber security sector across multiple regions and organisation types. As EMEA Channel Director at Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing he plays a key role in managing customer and partner relationships across the region, as well as scaling the team, ensuring it has the structure and skills in place to solve problems for customers and respond to market needs. Having joined Thales through its acquisition of Gemalto, Phil previously managed the cyber-security business in the UK and Nordic region. He has had over 11 years’ experience in the group, having also held a number of positions helping grow a thriving partner community in both the encryption and authentication discipline where he managed the channel business. Phil can speak to a wide range of IT Security issues, such as cryptography, access control, authentication, network and storage security. In particular, he offers deep expertise in data protection, identity protection and digital banking security – particularly in the context of cloud computing, as cloud adoption grows rapidly across the EMEA region.