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Mark Oakton

Infosec Partners Security Director & Consulting CISO

Mark has responsibility for leading the UK Security & Compliance practice.

He has over 20 years experience in the field of technology risk, audit, information and physical security. He has worked with a broad range of clients in a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Energy, Broadcast media and central Government. He has a track record of delivering significant security transformation programmes within end user environments as well as developing enterprise security strategies and appropriate organisational designs. As founder of Infosec Partners, Mark and his team are trusted by some of the world’s largest and most sensitive businesses as well as high profile individuals and families to protect their critical assets and reputations.

Mark has experience of providing guidance at the highest level of Government on security and intelligence issues. He has a proven capability of delivering to clients in areas of:

  • Security organisation development
  • Embedding risk management within technology delivery
  • Information assurance services
  • Enterprise wide systems security architecture design
  • Guidance on compliance with legal & regulatory requirements
  • Security in large scale IT transformation programmes

Mark has regularly provided expert opinion on security matters at the Guardian round table events, SC magazine reviews and other Industry and media publications.

Formal certifications

  • CESG, CLAS consultant (Certified listed advisor scheme)
  • CISSP (Certified Information systems security professional)
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (British Standards Institute)

Relevant responsibilities

  • Reviewing the organisation, management and capability of the Group Security function for one of the world largest insurance companies.
  • Undertaking assessment against ISO 27001 and COBIT, developing a Group wide security strategy and risk based remediation programme to address identified areas of weakness and compliance
  • Establishing a Group Security function within a FTSE top 20 company and managing teams with corporate responsibility for all IT security consultancy, operations, policy and business continuity.
  • Led the development of a strategic security framework for electronic payments that enables the transfer of funds into the UK clearing system over multiple PKI schemes.

Mark Oakton in the Press

The Superyacht Industry is Falling Behind on Cyber Security

Mark Oakton speaks at the Superyacht Design Festival – Boat international

How to promote data security in the workplace?

A roundtable report – The Guardian

Mark Oakton speaks at the Superyacht Design Festival about superyacht cyber threats

LinkedIn Profile

A Day in the Life of Mark Oakton filmed at CREST’s Access to Cyber Security Day 2019

Mark Oakton speaks about superyacht cyber security at the Superyacht Design Festival. (Highlights)

As part of the Nominet Cyber ZeroDaysLive series Mark Oakton discusses Education Safety Online

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