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TRUSTED PARTNERS

Trusted Partners are official providers of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification to our local businesses and charities.

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security which can often become a requirement when tendering for work in both public and private sectors..

 

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

 

There are two levels of certification and you can read about it in detail here.

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MEET OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS 

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TONY WOODHOUSE

Tony is the Service Delivery Manager at Solutions4iT, and has held the position for just over a year. Previously to this, Tony was the company’s Senior Technical and Cyber Security Engineer. Tony has over 20 years’ experience as an IT engineer and 5 of those have also been within the Cyber Security side of the business. 

 

Tony has worked at Solutions4iT for over 8 years and in this time has progressed from a Level 2 helpdesk Technician to his current role. As the Service Delivery Manager, Tony’s role is to ensure that all customers get the same level of Customer Service no matter what their size. This is achieved by implementing good processes and procedures and ensuring that all staff follow them, whilst also identifying and rectifying any issues as quickly as possible.

 

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JOHN DOUGLAS

John has been supporting the delivery of safe and reliable computer systems for over forty years.   During that time he has been a programmer, system architect, teacher in higher education, head of management services, product manager for a US west coast computer manufacturer, chief technology officer for a software company, head of the Midlands management consultancy practice of Ernst & Young and director of several companies.

 

John's skills are centred around the delivery of business advantage using information and communication technologies.  His knowledge cover three principal areas: information systems security (cyber security), enterprise architectures and IT service management, all of which are required to deliver secure ICT systems.

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ABDUL KHOT

Abdul is the CEO and founder of AMSA InfoSec Ltd, a cyber security services provider to government and private sector clients specialising in providing:

  • Security Architecture,

  • Risk Management, 

  • Certification services e.g. Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance compliance.

 

With over 23 years combined IT and security experience, coupled with industry qualifications, Abdul is well placed to provide expert advice on how to secure businesses.  AMSA InfoSec is pleased to be a Trusted Partner working alongside The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands.

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PHIL LYNCH

Phil Lynch is a Managing Principal Security Consultant within the UK penetration testing team at Nettitude. Phil has over 20 years’ experience within the information technology sector with experience in most roles, specialising in information security for the past 10 years. During this time Phil has worked with a large and diverse client base from both the public and private sectors, including UK Government, Defence and numerous private organisations globally. 

 

Phil specialises in Red Teaming and fills the role of Simulated Attack Manager (SAM) but has a vast range of experience and knowledge in many areas. Phil delivers first class consultancy backed by in-depth technical skills which he can deliver to a wide range of audiences from both the technical and business management arenas.

Phil Joined the Royal Air Force in 1989 as an 18-year-old and trained as a communications and radar engineer. His service spanned 24 years during which he served in multiple locations globally including tours in Germany and Nevada, USA. His service also included several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was awarded campaign medals.

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GARY COLMAN

Gary has over 15 years experience within IT audit and assurance provision and currently manages the WMAS
Information Security & Assurance Service (ISAS) which delivers services to multiple public and private sector
clients.

 

Whilst the WMAS ISAS provides a wide range of IT governance and consultancy services, Gary specifically
undertakes technical IT security assurance work including cyber essentials assessments and penetration tests for national and local NHS organisations (including Health Education England), private sector healthcare providers and software developers, charitable organisations and local and national government.

 

Gary has presented at numerous national and local level events on the topics of IT assurance, cyber security and penetration testing. Key areas of expertise include IT audit & assurance, penetration testing, assessment services for both ISO27001 assessment and consultancy and Cyber Essentials assessment.

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USMAN KHAN

Usman Khan is a Principal Security Consultant and the Director at IAP Consulting.

 

Usman has more than 15 years of experience in security architecture, risk management and security operations. He currently holds CISSP, CISM, SABSA, ISO 27001 LA, CCP SIRA and CCP IA Architect professional certifications alongside numerous technology vendor certifications. ​

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CHRIS BLUNT

Chris has over 25 years of experience in I.T and has been running his own IT and Cyber security MSP for the last 15 years. He’s a licensed Cybersecurity Assessor, CISSP and CSTM Certified and is deeply passionate about promoting Cyber security best practice to SMBs in areas such as Professional Services, Charity, Manufacturing, Public Sector and retail. When not working, you’ll often find him out walking with his Border Collie or loosing golf balls on his local course.

 

Whilst working at Yahoo, Chris was part of the ‘Paranoids’, Yahoo’s volunteer security team, bringing all the knowledge and experience he picked up working for Global Giants, Chris channels this into his passion for helping SMB’s win by adopting best practice in IT and Cyber security.

 

Blunt Security exists to provide Straight Talking, no-nonsense Cybersecurity Advice and auditing services to I.T. Companies and their Customers. Drawing on his 15+ years experience of running his own IT Company, Chris now helps other I.T. companies ensure they are keeping their customers safe and helps SMEs ensure their I.T. provider is doing what they should to keep them safe.

 

If you’re worried about being overwhelmed with all the endless technical language being thrown about in the cybersecurity space, Chris is the one to speak to, he breaks it down to a level and in a language that’s appropriate for the business.

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LINDSEY DAVIS

Lindsey has worked at D2NA for 3 years and is truly passionate about Cyber Security. As Client Relationship Manager, her role is to fully understand the security needs of the customer before scoping out a solution with D2NA’s Security Experts. Focussing on collaborative working, Lindsey is there to offer guidance and support, building strong relationships along the way.

 

D2NA helps organisations mitigate risk and secure their systems, people and data through robust cyber security solutions. They are trusted by IASME and CREST UK to deliver Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials plus and penetration testing. Their award-winning team provide technical advice and service delivery to complement their partners’ capabilities.

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GEMMA BRIDGEMAN

Gemma is the Head of Development at Clarifyi a brand powered by Forensic Pathways. Clarifyi was born from a desire to make knowledge accessible. To demystify threat intelligence and let people focus on their issue rather than having to learn to understand threat intelligence, the acronyms, and tech speak.

 

Gemma has over 10 year’s experience in cyber, she is passionate about helping companies protect their data from cyber criminals. Gemma has worked with many companies to implement these strategies in the real world.

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CentriVault

CentriVault has been established as a leading innovative independent provider of cyber and data security. As a certification body for Cyber Essentials and with a team accredited in all areas of ISO 27001, we are here to help any size organisation achieve their certification ambitions in cyber security. We like to be seen as your own internal infosec function but without the significant costs.

 

Our team is built up of seasoned industry and academic experts with years of research in the field of cyber security. Our areas of expertise include operational cyber recovery, incident management, cyber policy making, data protection guidance, training, compliance insights & testing, security behavioural change and cyber security culture development.

 

We also have significant experience in supply chain security and resilience where we have helped organisations strengthen and reduce their supply chain risks.

 

Our recent focus is on assisting smaller companies to achieve the necessary levels of security so their businesses can be protected and grow – a key reason why we helped establish the Cyber Advisory Service. All our work is delivered through three core beliefs: Quality, Clarity and Value.

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All IASME registered providers based in the West Midlands Region are invited to join via our membership scheme.