Privacy, Security and GRC experts The Specialists Hub, is expanding its cybersecurity business with the launch of its new practice CyberPRO, based at its Academy near Manchester Airport.
The new practice will be led by Paul Mason, an ethical hacker, qualified teacher, and cybersecurity advisor. Mason has held positions at QA, Pentest Limited, Secarma, NCC, and the Scottish Government.
CyberPRO services include:
- Cybersecurity Consultancy
- Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment
- Penetration Testing
- Security Assessment
- Standards and Certification
- Training and Awareness courses
Specialists Hub Managing Director Beverley McGowan commented
“Having conducted extensive research, we aim to meet the growing market demand for enhanced cybersecurity services for both small and medium-sized organisations throughout the UK”.
CyberPro will provide companies with consulting, testing, monitoring and education services in cybersecurity and will continue to provide public cybersecurity training courses to individuals seeking to develop their wider cyber skills”.
Mason commented, “Educating people is the key to avoiding data breaches, combating hackers and fighting cybercrime.
You can have the best technology in the world, but if one of your staff goes rogue, accidentally clicks on a phishing link or installs some malicious software, then those technical controls can be close to worthless.
It’s also important that staff are trained to be aware of the indicators that something isn’t quite right so that it can be reported and addressed immediately.
CyberPro is an exciting opportunity for me to continue my work in cybersecurity training, while building out a suite of robust cybersecurity services to enable organisations to remain secure and appreciative of the risks they may face in an ever-changing threat landscape”
The Specialists Hub
The Specialists Hub provides expert advice in all areas of data protection and GRC as well as delivering training in a wide range of related fields from its headquarters in Manchester and London. At the heart of everything that The Specialists Hub provides is the desire to minimise regulatory, information and operational risk as well as the ability to provide outsourced Data Protection Officer services.
This unique consultancy is the brainchild of Beverley McGowan, supported by an extensive team of similarly highly experienced data protection and GRC experts.
Before setting up the business, Beverley has gained a great deal of experience in a career spanning over 20 years and including a variety of senior leadership positions at several major banking and financial institutions. These include Citigroup, Cooperative Bank, and Royal London Group. Beverley also provided consulting and auditing services for Deloitte as well as holding the titles of Group Information Security Officer, Head of Data Governance, GDPR Programme Lead, Head of Risk and Compliance, Head of IT Project Quality and Governance and Global DPO for a number of other organisations.