ABOUT US

BeCyberSure covers the full spectrum of the ‘Information Security’ and non compliance threat. This includes physical, cyber, governance, education and training and business continuity issues such as crisis management and disaster recovery. Along with ensuring clients are aligned with GDPR or any other compliance regime as necessary. This ensures that our clients will be well positioned to not only identify, block, eject and mitigate the effects of a breach but avoid ever increasing fines and get back to doing business as quickly as possible.

Think human, not cyber

Think security, not compliance

Think integrated, get secure

Clients Trust in our Executive Team

With so many cyber security firms, all claiming exceptional levels of expertise, it is important to be confident with who you are dealing with and that they are able to meet your company needs and understand your individual expectations.

At Becybersure, we have some of the best names in the industry with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience that spans international borders and industry sectors. Our team incorporates professionals who understand the threats to business and specialists who are able to continually evaluate and pro-actively protect your cyber security.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to help you to handle increasing cyber security risk in a sensible and proportionate way. We cannot guarantee that you won’t be attacked but we can help reduce the risk by adopting realistic counter-measures and provide support if you are attacked.

Introducing some of the Team

 

Mark Tinker

Non Executive Chairman

A 22-year career in senior positions within major financial firms, coupled with a deep understanding of the ever more complex and aggressive, regulatory compliance environment, means Mark is ideally placed to support BeCyberSure’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance service.

‪Mark is currently Head of Axa Framlington Asia. Mark joined AXA Framlington in November 2006 and managed the AXA Framlington Global Opportunities Fund from September 2007 to end of August 2013.

Mark was previously a top rated sell side strategist. He was Global Strategist at Execution Limited. He worked for Commerzbank as Head of Equity and Debt Strategy. Prior to this, he worked with HSBC James Capel as Head of UK Strategy and with UBS Warburg, where he ran their Pan European Equity Strategy team.

Mark began his career as an Economist at Williams and Glynn (now RBS) after graduating with an honours degree from Durham University in 1983.

Mike Britnell

Director, BeCyberSure

Mike joined the Post Office Investigation Department in 1972, later working across the UK as an investigator. In 1984 Mike transferred to the newly privatised BT to assist in the establishment of their new Security Division, leading several long term investigations into theft, fraud and corruption.

In the years that followed, Mike focused on strategic security management, leading or sponsoring a series of major security improvement programmes, including corporate awareness & training, establishing the Board Crisis Management system, overseeing the IT system Certification & Accreditation process, establishing and reducing the annual cost of security failure, hardening the core telephone network (CNI) against attack, developing a network based ‘real time’ fraud management system, a Security Control Centre for real-time global incident response, and one of the world’s early FIRST accredited Computer Emergency Response Teams.

In late 2000 Mike left BT as Director of Security, to become the Head of Security for Johnson Controls in the UK. He was subsequently appointed Director of European Security, supporting client’s security needs in the Pharma, Petrochemical, IT, Data Processing and FM environments across Europe.

In February 2004 Mike joined the Bank of England as Chief Security Adviser and retired as Head of Security in August 2008, having established an updated security policy set and, following the £53m Tonbridge robbery, sponsored a significant improvement in the UK’s cash centre security arrangements.

In 2012 Mike was appointed CEO of Skills for Security, the UK’s Security Sector educational lead, an appointment he held until merging and co-locating SfS with the BSIA, and then recruiting his successor.

He now chairs the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry ‘Cybersecurity Working Group.

Graeme McGowan

Technical Director

Following 30 years experience working for a Government Intelligence Agency culminating in 2005 to 2008 when Graeme was seconded to the Home Office as the first Senior Government Communications Officer, Graeme now provides independent Cyber and Cyber Security/Open Source Intelligence consultancy services to the public and private sector, as well as holding a number of successful Directorial roles where he provides specialist risk advisory services, and proprietary converged cyber & physical security services to Public and Private sector organisations, ensuring clients anticipate threats and develop the best response and the resilience for every eventuality. In short: to be prepared, for anything.

Understanding Cyber Security risks and threats is a critical issue and Graeme delivers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to the Private sector. Provision of up-to-date skills to meet the current Cyber challenge are also critical and Graeme provides a discrete recruitment process for Blue Chip clients requiring Cyber Security experts.

Graeme is currently Technical Director of BeCyberSure ensuring that clients will be well positioned to identify, block, eject and mitigate the effects of a breach and get back to doing business as quickly as possible.

In addition Graeme is a member of various Cyber focused committees including, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Defence & Security Committee and Cyber Working Group, ORIC International and VigiTrust.

Simon Russell

Managing Partner, BeCyberSure (New York)

Simon opened the US operations in January 2015 and has overseen the drive focusing on small and medium sized firms which he observed were being poorly catered to. In addition to the traditional consulting services Simon developed and implemented the subscription based outsourced CISO service for SME’s. Under his leadership the North American operations have built a client base covering multiple sectors from financial services, insurance and law firms to manufacturing. Simon regularly speaks at conferences and round table events and is a passionate advocate for better cyber hygiene and awareness.

Simon started his career in Financial services in 1993 and spent 21 years in equities and derivatives in both sales and trading capacities for institutions including Deutsche Bank, Bank Austria and Rabobank. He has lived and worked in multiple European countries as well as several extended stints in Asia before moving to New York in 2006. Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Kingston University.

Abu A Majeed

Technical Services Head

Abu has more than 10 years of experience in a wide variety of information & communications technology (ICT) related fields, such as :Pen-testing ,Cyber security Audit ,information security consultancy and training , Database designing, IT Training, software programming, and Information systems design ( e.g. M&E Systems).  His hybrid approach to capacity building, focusing simultaneously on the individual and the organization, informed his work as an ICT trainer for several years.

He has worked in the private and public sectors, gaining experience on many USAID-projects in the areas of ICT, Cyber Security, and monitoring & evaluation. Abu holds a Masters degree in Information Security and he is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Abu speaks both English and Arabic and he has worked in South East Asia and the Middle East before relocating to the United States.