An Information & Cyber Security Professional with over 25 years’ experience at all levels within the IT, Telecommunications, Managed Services and Internet Service Provider industries, across Consumer, SMB, Enterprise and Public/Government sectors, Ian is also an accomplished technical writer, published author, lecturer & international conference speaker in Information & Cyber Security.
In 1996 he founded Drakken Ltd, a successful specialist web application ISP, responsible for designing & implementing highly secure managed hosting environments and real-time applications for Nokia, DS Smith & the London Stock Exchange. Drakken developed the first commercially successful web-based vehicle tracking system for ACIS (now VIX). After selling Drakken, in 2007, Ian moved to KCOM Group PLC, a UK based telco, ISP and UC Managed Services company. There, he created a dedicated security team and was instrumental in defining and implementing the groups Information Security strategies, assessing and reducing risk, defining and guiding the implementation of innovative security processes, leading edge technology & solutions, and owning the end to end security lifecycle & posture.
Ian now heads up and is responsible for the Royal BAM Group’s Cyber Security posture & response capability. Working into the CIO, he has created a dedicated security team, and effected a series of tactical and strategic plans leveraging people, processes & technology to transform and align cyber security across the group as part of a global transformation project. Ian currently holds the CISSP, CISM, CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP, CSTP, & CFIP Information Security certifications as well as being a certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor.