Vicky is an accomplished information security professional with experience across the public and private sectors. She is a certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and holds qualifications in Data Protection, Information Risk Management and Information Security Management Principles. She is also certified under the CESG Certified Professional scheme as a Security and Information Risk Adviser.
Vicky’s public sector experience saw her interpreting HMG policy to provide practical information security advice to business contacts and end users, assessing information assurance maturity for a large Central Government Department, conducting business impact assessments, supporting the implementation of accreditable solutions and conducting supplier audits.
Moving to the private sector has expanded her experience into financial services. She is currently responsible for managing the full range of information security delivery including maintenance and continuous improvement of a mature information security management system that is certified to ISO27001:2013.
Vicky has presented her innovative InfoSec approach to IT leaders of the BCS ELITE forum and has also delivered the award nominated Data Guardian initiative; a finalist in the Project of the Year category at the Computing Security Awards 2015.
Why I Joined The Analogies Project
“I believe that information security is generally misunderstood and underestimated by end users in business. The challenge for me is promoting and embedding sound principles to ensure information risk is managed proactively in an attempt to avoid the next big incident. Part of that challenge involves making information security interesting, applying everyday situations to training materials so the good messages really hit home. This project supports that ideal and the analogies really help you to think outside the box.”
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