I was born in Shrewsbury in 1956. According to my father I am related to Wallace the Bruce.
My formative years were spent in Nigeria. I had 100,000 miles on my passport before I was 10. Frequent flier programs were not around then - Pity.
In 1966 my father decided Nigeria was too dangerous and England too cold so we landed in Australia.
I enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in June 1975. In the next 21 years I travelled the world
One of the more interesting things I did was get in at the ground level when computers were introduced to the RAN.
In April 1997 I applied for a job in Perth that took me to KL. The job, putting in POS systems for Esso and BP service stations, was great. I resigned and landed in Canberra, no money, no job, no car, no accommodation but within 6 weeks I had a job, I had money coming in and had accommodation.
I have always seen possibilities with the digital world and over the last 10 years have studied and implemented strategies to combat cybercrime.
This has culminated in where I am today.
I am the author of 2 books on digital security (the most recent going to number 1 on Amazon).
I do a lot of talking (stage, business and group) both free and paid on the impact of cybercrime and what business, organisations and individuals can do about it.
I do a regular webinar/webcasts on aspects of cybersecurity and I write regularly for a number of blogs.
- The Basics of Business Security
- Cybercrime - A Clear and Present Danger. The CEO's Guide to Cybersecurity