BeCyberSure Appoints Mark Tinker as Non-Executive Chairman

Investment Manager and Strategist Joins BeCyberSure to Assist Financial Services Sector in Becoming GDPR Compliant

BeCyberSure today announced the appointment of the highly regarded and experienced investment manager and strategist, Mark Tinker, to the senior management team in the role of 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’sGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance service.

In addition to Mark Tinker’s non-executive position he is Head of Framlington Equities Asia and has 22 years’ experience as a sell-side equity strategist. He joined AXA Framlington in November 2006 and manages the AXA Framlington Global Opportunities Fund, as well as launching the AXA Framlington Absolute Return Gemini Worldview global long-short strategy. Prior to AXA, Mark was Global Strategist at Execution Limited and 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 its Pan European Equity Strategy team.

Commenting on his appointment at BeCyberSure, Mark Tinker states: “Information security and data protection are increasingly pivotal in everything we do, in business and in our private lives. Working with BeCyberSure, I am excited to contribute towards the building of a service which addresses the cyber-crime threats to financial services businesses and their customers, as well as helping to negotiate an ever more complex and aggressive regulatory compliance environment.”

CEO of BeCyberSure, Andrew Taylor, states: Enterprises are facing an exponentially rising threat from cyber-criminals and, at the same time, GDPR is forcing a seismic shift in how they must care for the personal data of their customers and workers. For many, it will necessitate them to completely change what they are doing and for most that presents a huge challenge. We are very happy indeed that Mark will be adding his experience to our highly skilled team to deliver effective, affordable, solutions to our customers.”

GDPR supersedes the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and applies to every company that collects, processes or stores an EU citizen’s data, regardless of sector, size and geographical location. The deadline for compliance is 25th May 2018 and the enforcement of the regulation is unaffected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

BeCyberSure provides SMEs and large enterprises with a service that thoroughly audits and rigorously tests (both physically and digitally) an organisation’s compliance with GDPR, providing the vital benchmark from which to implement the people, process and technology changes required to ensure adherence to the regulation.