Simon Whittaker

Simon Whittaker

I provide security services & security training to organisations of all sizes, my strong background in both development & System/Network Administration provides a great view on how best to both compromise and secure required services & applications.

The majority of my work involves working with companies to perform penetration & security testing, test and improve secure coding practices and provide security consultancy to companies that are keen to improve their processes & procedures.

I have great experience in developing & implementing efficient and effective practices across all sections of an organisation to assist with securing and retaining external quality recognition such as ISO27001, CyberEssentials and CSA STAR.

I help your company to understand their current security posture, their future goals and outlining how to achieve those goals. This includes working with companies on a long-term basis using coaching and mentoring techniques to help drive process improvement and provide external feedback.

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Cyber security: 3 things every Board should know to protect themselves and their employees Governance Now November 2019

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Compromising AWS for fun and profit Northern Ireland Developer Conference June 2019
Compromising AWS® for fun and profit Tech Connect Live Conference May 2019
Cyber Security Industry in NI BBC Cyber Skills Discussion May 2019
Security Issues in the crypto world 4IRC Crypto-Assets: What are the challenges to wide spread adoption? April 2019
Cyber Security Skills gap and Brexit uncertainty Discussion on BBC Radio Ulster March 2019
Cyber Security in 2019 Cyber Security Seminar hosted by Belfast City Centre Management March 2019
Cyber Security, Risks & Threats SmartGov January 2019
DevOps Belfast: ‘AWS Certified Security - Speciality’ - A general overview DevOps Belfast November 2018
Leading the way for local businesses – cyber security breakfast Cyber Security discussion with Danske Bank September 2018
Cybersecurity is everyone’s job, not just the CISO Digital dna June 2018
Data (in)security in a Cloud Environment Northern Ireland Developer Conference June 2018
Panel session - Building a Cyber Resilient Culture Beltech2018 May 2018
The dangers of working in Cyber Security Bsides Belfast September 2017

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