Edward Williams is a seasoned cyber security specialist with 10 years directly focused on penetration testing and consultancy for Government and private sector organisations.

He heads up penetration testing within Trustwave’s elite team of forensic investigators, researchers and ethical hackers, Spiderlabs, as Director for EMEA.

Holding an MSc degree in Information Security and Computer Crime Edward previously worked as a Principal Security Consultant specializing in Internal Infrastructure, Security Architecture and Red Teaming where he conducted many STAR and CBEST engagements.  Edward was also responsible for the creation and maintenance of many internal methodologies, standards and practices.

Much of Edward’s work concentrated on securing critical national infrastructures.  Edward holds many industry certifications including CREST CCSAS and is now a CREST assessor where he creates and proctors exams within the U.K.

Edward has authored many tools and blogs, and was TSC (Technical Security Consultancy) consultant of the year 17/18 for the largest non-government penetration testing team in the world.