DPG are innovators in the data protection field by viewing data protection as a layered process within an organisation as opposed to a single departmental responsibility. The DPG approach identifies inter-operable and interdependent activities which individually can undermine the data protection processes and countermeasures in place at an organisation.
Our approach helps organisations fully understand and control each of these activities to ensure that together they build a robust and repeatable approach to data protection.
Whilst the General Data Protection Regulation is the current market noise, the underlying demands from DPG clients are for a genuine data protection ecosystems to be created within their organisation. These promote the use of data as a strategic asset BUT only doing so by complying with regulatory requirements and ensuring the data is protected from a diverse range of threats.
MEET THE TEAM
Nick has 18 years’ international experience within the investment banking, hedge funds and private equity sector as a risk management expert. Nick began his career in Asia focusing on equity derivatives and on returning to London, founded a hedge fund specialising in asset backed lending with a FTSE-100 bank. Nick has advised two funds on multi asset SPC structures, where functions included senior regulatory oversight (UK-FSA, Cayman-CMA, and Jersey – JFSC); extensive marketing; legal; tax and trading / implementation strategies.
Formerly with RHB, Bank of America, Barclays Capital, Phillip Capital Management. Nick has also been on the Board of a private equity fund as head of risk and advised a UAE Investment authority. Nick brings a wealth of experience in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space because of working in the heavily regulated world of financial services. Nick worked in data protection from 2011 and advised corporates at the FTSE-100 level on data protection in regard to regulatory compliance.
PROFESSOR ANDREW BLYTH
Professor Andrew Blyth is currently Director of the Information Security Research Group at the University of South Wales. He has functioned as a expert witness in the area of computer forensic and data recovery for a wide variety of law enforcement agencies such as the Home Office, SOCA and the Met Police.
Professor Blyth has also published a number of journal papers on the areas of computer forensic and data recovery and is one of the leading global authorities on data sanitisation and forensic techniques on solid state media.
In addition Professor Blyth is on the ISO advisory board for standards relating to Computer Forensics as well as a member of the National IA forum.
Ed is the current European Chief Information Security Officer of the Year, UK Security Professional of the Year, and Security Leader of the Year and has been recognised for his massive contribution and sharing of best practice with the wider security world.
Ed is the former Head of Cyber Security for the UK Tax Authority HMRC, where he led the Cyber Security and Response Capability for eight years. Ed designed and built the Cyber Security capability for HMRC, developing two intelligence driven Cyber Security Command Centres; the first in-house developed capabilities in UK Government. Ed implemented security controls across all HMRC's email domains and reduced phishing emails purporting to be the UK Tax Authority by 500 million in 2016 through spearheading the use of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance).
Ed also instigated the take down of 14,000 fraudulent websites harvesting data and has had a broad spectrum of responsibilities in his fifteen-year career including Online Fraud, Hacking Analysis & Capability Scoring and Forensic Investigations. A regular speaker at events such as InfoSec Europe, European Information Security Summit, European CISO Conference, InfoCrime Summit, and now eCrime, Ed is a highly regarded industry expert on all aspects of data protection.