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Confidential Employer

 Confidential Employer

Feb 2024 – Present

Security Lead (Global)

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Leading a team of skilled cyber security engineers and analysts spanning 5 countries across 4 continents at  Confidential Employer  which are responsible for safeguarding the digital infrastructure across global markets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Heading global security operations, incident response, penetration testing, and vulnerability management.
  • Directing team management, mentorship, and the cultivation of a collaborative, innovative security culture.
  • Proactively adapting the organisation to emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities to enhance maturity.
  • Leading the refinement and execution of IR strategies, including policy updates and tabletop exercises.
  • Enforcing policy compliance, ensuring alignment with regulatory frameworks, defining mature processes.
  • Implementing an ISMS strategy roadmap and integrating security practices into business and IT projects.
  • Serving as a pivotal member of the change approval board to ensure change processes limit business risk.

Peabody Trust

Peabody Trust

Oct 2022 – Feb 2024

Security Lead

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Responsible for supporting the organisation as a technical lead and cyber security SME in identifying and preventing harm to Peabody Trust systems and information assets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on the review of existing and proposed security related systems and providers.
  • Leading on the delivery of a secure and operationally resilient in-house SOC function.
  • Leading on penetration testing, vulnerability management, and offensive security engineering.
  • Leading on day-to-day monitoring and administration of the organisation cyber security controls.
  • Leading on the creation and review of security policies, procedures, standards, and playbooks.
  • Acting as an SME providing risk-based consultancy on security controls and operations.
  • Driving the development and implementation of the ISMS and wider organisation security strategy.

Jan 2021 – Oct 2022

Security Specialist

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Guardian News & Media

Dec 2019 – Mar 2020

Security Specialist

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Reporting directly to the Head of Information Security, I was responsible for the protection of IT infrastructure, co-ordinating security operations (SOC), and acting within the digital environment to manage the security, safety, and operational effectiveness of journalists and their sources.

Responsibilities included:

  • Investigating and responding to network/host intrusion detection alerts.
  • Responding/investigating IT security incidents or breaches and coordinating post-incident review.
  • Monitoring the external landscape for emerging threats and advising on threat intelligence risk.
  • Reviewing current corporate policies and helping to refine procedures for better security.
  • Forensically analysing suspect malware via sandbox environments.
  • Reviewing and approving firewall changes.
  • Maintaining security monitoring platforms and logic.
  • Designing server builds, standards, and security baselines to protect systems, services, and data.
  • Finding vulnerabilities in company deployed web applications and software.

Feb 2019 – Dec 2019

Penetration Tester

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  • Analysis of vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks).
  • Creating new tests to identify vulnerabilities across several systems.
  • Assessing the threat model to pinpoint and map likely entry points for hackers.
  • Maintaining awareness of the latest security threats and malware.
  • Hardening enterprise infrastructure with implementations of better security standards.

Nov 2017 – Feb 2019

Information Security Analyst

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  • Engaging with stakeholders to map infrastructure estate to improve visibility of attack surface.
  • Implementing enterprise level IDS/IPS systems and managing their dynamic rule sets.
  • Responding to DLP alerts and educating our user populace on data protection.
  • Enterprise PGP key management (generation, issuing, publishing, revocation).
  • Managing enterprise AV suites to protect servers, clients, comms, and collaboration platforms.
  • Continuously reviewing web gateway reputation requests for whitelisting.
  • Liaising with 3rd party pen testers, updating controls, and remediating where necessary.
  • Supporting with alignment of the wider business strategy advising via the ISWG panel.
  • Providing user admin and training for our whistle-blowing platform (SecureDrop).
  • Member of the ITIL Change Advisory Board.

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Sep 2017 – Nov 2017

Cyber Security Analyst

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Worked closely with the ISO, Operations, Architecture and Engineering teams to ensure that computer systems and facilities remained secure and that IT security was effectively managed.

Responsibilities included:

  • Recommending solutions and best practices for cyber security improvement.
  • Assisting in the creation, implementation, and management of security solutions.
  • Assisting in the management of the Service Continuity Plan.
  • Analysis of vulnerabilities in Design Briefs for security related projects.

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John Lewis & Partners

Sep 2013 – Aug 2016

Information Security Analyst

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Responsible for working as part of the GRC function to support DLP and information assurance. Took ownership of driving security initiatives, auditing of operational processes, and supporting a culture of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities included:

  • Design audits of systems and processes to ensure compliance with operational standards.
  • Assisting with automation (eg patching levels, email security, encryption, backups).
  • Managing third party assurance activities of suppliers and contractors.
  • Supporting the DP team, managing technical controls, and mapping DP risks.
  • Assisting in the design of security controls and providing input to new projects.
  • Developing data controls, linking risks, defining metrics and capturing measurements.

Mar 2013 – Sep 2013

Junior Security Analyst

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  • Shadowed the internal SOC and DP teams and helped improve operational processes.
  • Assisted with the creation of incident reports as part of the internal IR process.
  • Helped co-ordinate user awareness training exercises for new employees.

Freelance Work

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Synack Red Team

Mar 2023 – Present

Security Researcher

Comprised of some of the most sought after security researchers in the world, the Synack Red Team (SRT) is a private freelance security research team that spans 6 continents and over 80 countries to help protect the best brands in the world.

Research activities include:

  • Collaborating with a supportive community of the top cybersecurity researchers in the world.
  • Carrying out penetration tests on computer systems, networks and applications.
  • Providing high-quality vulnerability reports in accordance with Synack's quality rule and policies.
  • Writing complex code to help find vulnerabilities beyond the capability of automated scanners.

Technical Skills

Security Operations

  • Firewalls
  • Mobile Security
  • Threat Intel
  • Forensics
  • Malware Analysis
  • AV Management
  • IR Procedures

Penetration Testing

  • Vuln Scanning
  • Attack Execution
  • Metasploit
  • Reporting
  • Bug Bounties
  • Cracking
  • Scoping

Data Privacy

  • DLP
  • Data Protection
  • GDPR
  • Data Breaches
  • DSARs
  • Laws/Practices
  • Threats/Risks
  • Compliance


  • PKI
  • Public-key
  • Signatures
  • Hashing
  • PGP
  • Blockchain
  • Steganography

Programming Languages

  • Perl
  • Java
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • XML
  • SQL


  • Risk Management
  • Policy Creation
  • Internal Audits
  • Regulations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Due Diligence
  • Assurance
  • ISO Standards

Database Management

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • SQLite
  • Oracle
  • AWS (RDS)
  • PostgreSQL
  • phpMyAdmin

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Kali Linux
  • Parrot OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Android
  • VMware
  • VirtualBox

Web Development

  • (X)HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Hosting
  • User Experience
  • Design