Professional Experience

Steve is a world class consultant and business executive that has focused on high profile projects for the government and leading commercial organisations.  Steve specialises in business consulting, payments, compliance, data privacy, breach clean-up, enterprise architecture validation, assurance, corporate/information security, security restructures and risk in sector leading organisations across many business verticals and markets.  A balance of technical excellence and keen business acumen enables Steve to provide cost effective robust strategies for business.

Steve’s early career focused on system and network administration / engineering / security on high throughput transactional platforms, video content delivery, high profile websites and hosting infrastructure.  Steve then moved into management and senior management within several system integrators and consulting companies.  Having developed several practices in the UK and worked for many companies and organisations Steve setup PTP Consulting now Risk-X with his team to provide leading audit, advisory, assurance and digital forensics globally.

  To date Steve has also been involved in :

  • High profile security consulting for government organisations
  • Headed up and consulted on numerous global retailers payments and PCI DSS compliance programmes
  • Acted as Data Protection Officer and consulted on numerous data privacy and GDPR compliance programmes
  • Provided compliance strategy to global telecommunication, retail, transit, banking and UK building societies
  • Provided architecture validation and security consulting to many enterprise customers
  • Provided threat analysis and forensic readiness consulting to many commercial organisations
  • Public speaking events themed around security, compliance and  IT risk management to audiences in the UK and internationally
Industry Sector Experience
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Media / Leisure / Entertainment
  • Telecoms / ISP / Hosting
  • Government / Public Sector
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Transit
  • BPO’s / Call Centres / Outsourcers
  • Gambling and Gaming
Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
  • Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (core PFI)
  • IBITG Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer
  • (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Professional member of the BCS (MBCS) and (ISC)2