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.

Andrew Taylor

CEO, BeCyberSure

Andrew served for 26 years in the British Army, firstly in the Grenadier Guards and then in the Intelligence Corps. He served in various locations around the world in a variety of interesting roles. His final tour was with the British National Intelligence Cell in Sarajevo, Bosnia providing high level intelligence support to IFOR/SFOR commanders. After leaving the Army he spent 12 years working for Investment Banks in the City of London where he created an intelligence product for dealing with ‘Event Driven’ trading. In the main this provided vital open source intelligence to bank proprietary trading desks and hedge funds to support their investment strategies.

In 2010, he began working on an idea to create a system which supports SME’s in the fight against cyber crime. Smaller companies, where managers frequently wear several hats simultaneously, usually do not have the scale or deep pockets which appear to be the primary driver for mainstream vendor interest. Nor, usually, do they have the sophisticated management structure they need to defend themselves against the myriad threats which they face as they seek to defend their data and intellectual property from cyber criminals.

He founded Bronzeye IBRM in mid 2015. The company has a core of highly talented and experienced specialists. The team offers an AA type service to SMEs in their Information Security needs through its ‘BeCyberSure’ subscription service. BeCyberSure covers the full spectrum of the ‘Information Security’ threat, including physical security, cyber security, governance, staff awareness, education and training and business continuity issues such as crisis management, disaster recovery, media management, cyber legal and insurance and various other matters.

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.

Martin Green

Chief Operations Officer

With 24 years in the British Army Martin is recognised within his field as a Counter Intelligence and Physical Security subject matter expert, with experience in the preparation and security requirements of Joint and Special Forces operations. After 2011, when he left the military, Martin took a role as an Information Security Auditor at Capgemini, maintaining and developing the company’s ISO27001 certification.

Martin joined Bronzeye in November 2015 seeking a fresh challenge. His can do attitude; and attention to detail make him the ideal man to front up our operations team.

Russell Penny

Director, Human Risk and Physical Security

Former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) in the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent. His specialist UK and International roles have included Branch Commander of Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad; Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Padget enquiring into the death of Diana Princess of Wales; Serious and Organised Crime; Kidnap and Ransom; Company Fraud; Professional Standards and Covert Operations Security.

After 31 years with the Metropolitan Police Service, Russell was recruited by Constellation Energy, a Fortune 125 Company as Director of International Security Operations. This lead to his appointment as Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s the world’s leading art business.

Russell became an independent security consultant and corporate investigator in 2011. Projects have included Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Rugby World Cup 2015; security reviews of a major global supplier to the Energy Industry and a leading Design and Construction company; a complex fraud investigation for a Fortune 500 company.

He is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International, a member of the Security Institute, Association of Security Consultants, Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, South African Institute of Security, and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). He is a former member of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).

In 2015 he joined the core team at BeCyberSure to head up the ‘human’ aspect of vulnerabilities in information security.

Richard Preece

Specialist Boardroom Consultant

Richard Preece is a hybrid consultant who connects leadership and culture; governance; risk management; and capability. His multidisciplinary approach focuses upon making organisation’s more agile and resilient, to win in the modern world. This starts by enabling senior leaders to take ownership of the cyber agenda, aligning strategy to exploit the opportunities of innovation, whilst mitigating the dangers of hyper-connection.

A former Director at the cyber resilience, training, exercising and consultancy services company – CybX, Preece also spent 24 years serving in the British Army, in a wide variety of operational, intelligence, training and strategy roles around the world. His experience includes working with clients in: Financial Services, Energy, Oil & Gas, Global Sporting Events, Defence and Law Enforcement. He holds an MSc, Design of Information Systems from Cranfield University.

He is also a consultant with BeCyberSure helping our clients with some of the more complex operations.

Mike Britnell

Operations 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 is now Operations Director of BeCyberSure and also chairs the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Defence & Security Committee and Cyber Working Group.

Tim Watts OBE

Senior Advisor

Tim is a recently retired brigadier who spent most of his 36 year Army career delivering secure, resilient IT and communications across the globe in support of senior decision makers, military operations and Defence business.

He was Chief Executive of the tri-Service College which trains operational communicators and engineers in IT, cyber security, tactical communications and leadership up to masters level, and went from there to be the Army’s Signal Officer-in-Chief, its top communications professional and head of 9,000 technical military experts.  He has managed MOD’s £ multi-billion Global Information Infrastructure capabilities, directed a large, complex C4I programme in the Middle East, and has held senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Since leaving he has been busy as a senior consultant in a range of IT, cyber and training disciplines, alongside his work in anti-corruption compliance and assisting with Army Board casework.

He is also a consultant with BeCyberSure helping our clients with some of the more complex operations.

Kevin Smith

Senior Payment Services & Risk Management Consultant, and Industry Adviser

Kevin is an experienced senior payment services and risk management consultant, with 25+ years of retailing, retail banking and payment systems experience in various management and leadership roles. 17 of these years were spent working in key roles at Visa both in Europe and USA in varied senior roles culminating in being Senior VP, Fraud Management at Visa Europe.

Since leaving, major clients have engaged Kevin across Europe and internationally addressing acquiring, card issuance, technology innovation, acceptance, optimising retail payments and third party relationships, fraud and risk management, operational and strategic needs, plus regulatory and card scheme compliance.

With in-depth operational “hands-on” and strategic payment systems knowledge, understanding of card scheme rules, regulatory impacts and business challenges in the European marketplace, plus technology developments and risk management practices, Kevin remains a leading industry subject matter expert and trusted advisor and is now helping both Bronzeye IBRM and BeCyberSure clients especially in the regulated and Financial Services sector.

Carolyn Harrison

Marketing Director, BeCyberSure

A senior marketing professional and business leader with 25+ years’ experience working in varied roles in different sectors. Carolyn has gained all round business experience creating and running companies and has a proven aptitude to build successful brands. For many years, she has run a successful marketing and management consultancy, with assignments looking at the convergence of new technologies – in particular positive disruptive models, evaluating the commercial opportunities globally across both public and private sectors.

Having spent the last few years exploring ways to fix the current broken model of trying to conduct business in the digital world, she is passionate about rolling out BeCyberSure’s unique innovative solution. Helping clients at a board level to Manage their Risk and Protect their Reputation, creating organizational resilience. Developing Awareness, Education and training programmes to help deliver this throughout the whole organisation.

Equally In all elements of business activities Carolyn understands the importance of being totally commercially aware and customer focused.

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.