Mark D. Nicholls | Head of Information Security / CISO
Looking for opportunities: Permanent
Current Location: Surrey
Qualifications: ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Charted Management Institute Level 6 Award in Management & Leadership, ITIL V3.0 Service Design, ITIL V3.0 Foundation, PRINCE2 Foundation
I am a strategic Information Security leader with an impressive 20 year career, over which I have delivered complex InfoSec programmes on time and within budget. I have also been key in building and leading successful Information Security functions in large complex organisations, typically 3000+ staff and circa £600m turnover, ensuring board level buy in. I have demonstrable expertise in implementing cross organisational controls (logical & physical) that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Also, a strong practitioner in data protection, having led a data protection teams, as well as jointly leading the GDPR implementation programme at my last organisation. A foundation career in IT infrastructure has given me a deep understanding of multiple technology stacks used in large organisations, as well as hybrid and cloud implementations.
I am a regular speaker, presenter and commentator on the subject of the human side of Information Security.
I have over 9 years’ experience in law enforcement as a special constable, reaching grade of Temporary Deputy Chief Officer at Surrey Police with responsibility for circa 120 special constables, before my retirement in 2016.