Alex is an Information Security and technology management professional. As an enthusiastic advocate for Information Security, and ISO27001 Lead Auditor, he particularly enjoys working with non-technical small businesses that frequently struggle to understand how they can improve their data defensibility. He has practical hands on experience in delivering secure technical environments, and implementing ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, and CESG compliant ISMS.
Leaving a background in manufacturing and engineering, he returned to university as a mature student to complete a BSc in Computer Communications. Soon coding PHP, in the early days of e-commerce, he became Director of Technology for a Northamptonshire based web development company at the peak of the dot Com boom.
Alex then spent several years as ICT Infrastructure Manager for a national training provider, managing the roll out one of the first virtualised datacentres in the sector. A period as Information Security Officer for financial services call centre followed, working with the compliance teams of many major lenders, such as high street banks, and government departments including HMRC.