Ian is a self-proclaimed computer geek who has been tinkering with hardware since the 80s. From humble beginnings with a ZX81, he's built, tweaked, and occasionally fried more machines than he can count.
Ian's curiosity about how things work has driven him to explore various computing disciplines, including network monitoring and forensic system investigation. He has worked with clients across the globe spanning multiple sectors and verticals.
A constant in Ian's career has been a relentlessly inquisitive nature. "I've always been interested in how things work, and sometimes that means you break things along the way while trying to understand what's really happening". This curiosity drove him to set up network monitoring systems in the late 1990s and underpinned his later transition into forensic system investigation.
Now running his own consultancy, Ian focuses on delivering SOC, Forensic, and Incident Response services while tackling a myriad of other challenges along the way. With clients based across the world, the work is always challenging, and every engagement brings something new.
When he's not busy breaking down computer systems, Ian is an avid mountain biker, swimmer, and climber. He's always on the lookout for new challenges, preferably ones that make insurance companies nervous.
Summary of qualifications
- GIAC Advisory Board member
- GIAC: GSEC, GCED, GCIA, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GREM, GPEN, GXPN, GICSP
- ISC2: CISSP
- ISACA: CISM
- Cisco: CCNA
- Microsoft: MCITP SA/EA/EDST/EDA, MCSA, MCTS AD/AI/NI/SV/DV/W7, MCSE 4/2000/2003
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