Paul moved from Scotland to London in the late 90’s to start his first IT job as a systems administrator for Elonex PLC, at the time one of the biggest UK P.C. manufacturers. Being exposed to multiple vendor operating systems and enterprise applications early on in his career gave him the opportunity to learn a broad range of skills in a short period of time which in turn allowed him to shape his career.
Paul has always worked within an I.T. function, having the opportunity to wear many hats has helped him progress into the highest levels of System Engineering / Architecture. Wanting to make the move into cyber he seized the opportunity when it came about and has never looked back. After building a security ethos in a UK FTSE 250 from the ground up he took on the challenge of building a new SOC function within Jaguar Land Rover before his final move to Qualys.
Joining Qualys in February of 2021 as the UK and North EMEA Chief Technical Security Officer Paul is helping to drive Qualys’ vision at C-Level across the customer and partner base. Supporting the Qualys sales teams with his knowledge and experience of delivering cyber security operations to enterprise customers at a global scale. Paul will be representing Qualys at forums and conferences to help support the wider cyber security community.
Paul mantra is “Perfection is not a destination; it is a never-ending journey”