I’m an information security and assurance consultant, and generally you could define my role as helping organisations and senior leaders design and implement effective cyber security practices.

I have over 16 years experience, including post-graduate study, working in training, education, and information security roles in the defence sector. So I’ve seen things in practice from a wide range of perspectives, and I’m a strong believer in optimal and mutually supporting physical, procedural and technical controls.

A university graduate (BSc, PhD), I’m a Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer, and have strong experience of applying the CESG IS1/IS2 methodology for technical risk assessment and treatment.

I am also a Member of both ACM and BCS, and an RSA Fellow.

I’ve spent over the last four years time contributing to the BCS Committee for Dorset, and I’m currently the Chair.