I am an experienced postgraduate information security professional, currently working for a UK insurance company providing project security consultancy and security risk identification and analysis.
My main focus is on Microsoft cloud technologies and how to support businesses in embracing the cloud whilst maintaining a strong security and compliance posture. Whilst not every workload is suitable for the cloud, I am a believer that the cloud is a great enabler for businesses and provides organisations with the latest and greatest tools and services, the ability to scale both up and down, and better cost management.
Being a Father and a Husband I rarely have any spare time, but when I do get the chance I have a number of projects I am currently working on, details of which you can find below or on my blog.
I'm also a bit of a Trekkie.
Providing information security and risk consultancy to a wide range of Agile and Waterfall projects.
Responsible for overseeing and controlling all aspects of security within the business.
Role involved providing remote support to customers and working closely with project and specialist teams. I was responsible for providing customers with high level support either as a point of escalation from Tier 1 support engineers or in conjunction with other specialist teams within the Operations department. Ensured that service level agreements were met whilst delivering reliable resolution of customer technical issues when raised via support channels.
Completed part-time over three years whilst working in the IT industry. Completed modules in digital forensics, information security, project management and management of technological innovation.
Completed a research thesis addressing my own hypothesis, "Is e-learning or traditional classroom-based training more effective in increasing information security awareness within an SME?". Achieved a Merit for information security research and the useful business applications I discovered.
General computing degree covering a wide range of modules and themes. Covered complex areas such as computer multitasking systems and advanced web technologies. Also completed modules in management subjects including finance, marketing, information, and performance.
Undertook a research project addressing my own hypothesis, "Can a smartphone be consensually data-mined in order to establish a demographic profile of the smartphone user". Achieved a 1st for research project due to the "significant potential real-world applications" of the research I undertook.
Microsoft Certified Professional (Exam 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements)
ITIL V3 Foundation
Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
CISSP (working towards)