What this blog is for?

This blog is designed to be a study resource for inquisitive minds and to serve as my personal knowledge base.

I do not know how often I will be posting but hopefully some of what is here will be of some value to you. The kinds of things I will to post about are;

  • Technology Baselines
  • Malware analysis
  • Security Frameworks (mainly ISO27001)
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Hack the box breakthroughs – er walkthroughs.

Why should i be a study resource for you?

I am a highly qualified Cyber Security / Information Security professional with a focus on the Finance and FinTech industries, where security is paramount. I have a BSc(Hons) in Computer Systems Management and since graduating I have acquired a variety of security and IT certifications throughout his career including the CISSP, Security+, ITILv3 fundamentals and several vendor certificates for Qualys AM/VM/PC/WAS, Cisco CCENT and Asterisk technologies.

I first worked as a Systems Administrator in a DevOps/SRE heavy environment before moving to a Major European Bank as a Senior Security Analyst specialising in Vulnerability Management and server hardening; Guiding vulnerabilities through to remediation in an estate of tens of thousend of assets and ensuring all deployed technologies reached and agreed baseline of hardening. I briefly worked as a Senior Consultant at a Big4 consultancy before moving to be the first security hire for Fenergo, a market leading AML and KYC platform for major banks, where i have been building out its security framework to meet and exceed its clients high expectations.

Despite the above any blogs, guidelines or advise given is completely independent of any current or former employer and I do not not speak for any of them.

What if you need help with your security?

I am always happy to help organisations with their security strategy. If the worst has happened to your company or you want to plan ahead to prevent it, please feel free to contact me in the contact page, or through linkedin and I will help you make your organisation safe.

If you are a not-for-Profit or a charity and want to improve your security please get in touch and i would be delighted to help without cost, as giving back to the community is important for all professions.

If you are interested in having a conversation about more permanent assistance, please reach out through LinkedIn.