- Manchester, GB
- £80 /hr
- Available now
Over ten years experience working in IT infrastructure, information security and assurance services.
Andrew is amongst the most experienced PCI DSS consultants and QSA’s inmore...Over ten years experience working in IT infrastructure, information security and assurance services.
Andrew is amongst the most experienced PCI DSS consultants and QSA’s in the UK, he has lead the the delivery of PCI DSS compliance services across the UK, Ireland, Western Europe and the Middle East. Andrew has successfully managed geographically diverse teams of consultants to deliver complex information security and PCI DSS compliance services and maintains a “hands on” involvement in audit and advisory work. Having been actively involved with a number of multinational retailers, payment processors, acquirer's and other complex level 1 service providers he has helped them achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.
Andrew has a pragmatic approach and bases advice on a businesses appetite for risk, and knowledge of good practice across multiple industry sectors rather than pre-conceived ideas of what can/should be done.
Maintaining links with a number of Universities has given Andrew the opportunity to give technical presentations as well present on careers in information security, professional development and to mentoring undergraduates in his spare time. Alongside this Andrew has spoken at conferences about various information security issues.
Information Security, PCI DSS, Windows, Linux, Citrix, the .NET framework, web services, unit testing, agile methods,
PCI DSS, Webtrust for CAs Extended Validation, IT infrastructure, ITIL, ISO27001, ISO27002, Information Security
Area Covered: Europe
Industry: Management Consulting
Job Title: Partner
Company: PTP Consulting LLP
Job Title: Managing Consultant - UK, Western Europe and Middle East
Job Title: Senior Security Consultant
Job Title: Advisor
Company: KPMG LLP
Description: I Worked on a number of high profile assurance and attestation engagements to deliver SAS 70 type II reports.
Worked extensively on requirements gathering engagements ensuring subsequent IT development / deployment have suitable internal control considerations matched to business need.
Lead and worked on a number of IT projects across various client software development lifecycles, including service introduction / release management.
Seconded to a sub prime lender as a User Acceptance Manager.
Provided technical assurance to the internal audit functions of a major European insurer, a private investment bank and a number of building societies.
Lead and worked a number of projects to certify clients against industry standards and regulation (WebTrust for Certification Authorities / PCI DSS)
Advised financial sector clients on security policies and procedures
Managed various testing engagements (security, penetration, user acceptance)
Job Title: Technical Consultant
Company: iSOFT PLC
Description: Spent a number of years as a Technical Consultant at iSoft a market leading software house where I led a number of large scale system implementations in addition to a number of development projects.
Role involved a large scale deployment of Nagios, linux and Windows system administration in a managed services environment.
Job Title: Technical Director
Company: Barratt and Wilders Ltd
Job Title: Student Brand Manager
Job Title: IT Technician
Company: Moorside High School
Field of Study: Computer Science BSc (Hons)
University / College: University of Bradford