Cyber Security for Executives

Hello

I’m Josh, a cyber security consultant based in Brisbane, Australia

With over 17 years of experience in technology and cyber security, I specialise in providing comprehensive cyber security consulting services for Australian businesses.

As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), I am known for my ability to solve complex problems. My approach ensures solutions are user-friendly, secure, and cost-effective to implement, maintain, and support.

I understand that technology continues to transform our lives and work, so managing cyber security and operational risk can often seem complex.

However, with the right strategy and approach, it doesn’t have to be. Offering comprehensive cyber security consulting services for Australian businesses, I am here to help you navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape and safeguard your operations against potential threats.

With a deep understanding of ISO 27001 standards, the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), and the Information Security Manual (ISM), I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every client engagement.

I have successfully led the development and execution of information security programs, achieving Right Fit for Risk (RFFR) accreditation for multiple organisations. My approach ensures solutions are secure, user-friendly, and cost-effective.

How I can help you:

Cyber Security Audits

  • Conducting cybersecurity audits to identify vulnerabilities within systems, networks, and processes.
  • Performing compliance assessments to ensure readiness for regulatory audits and certifications.
  • Preparing organizations for regulatory audits and certifications.

Strategic Risk Management

  • Developing comprehensive strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Establishing continuous monitoring to detect and respond to security incidents in real time.
  • Preparing for potential security breaches by developing and implementing effective incident response plans.

Data Privacy

  • Protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access and breaches through robust privacy practices.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, including the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

  • Performing thorough assessments to identify compliance gaps.
  • Preparing organizations for regulatory audits and certifications.
  • Maintaining compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Australian Standards & Acts

  • Ensuring adherence to the Right Fit for Risk accreditation requirements.
  • Complying with the Privacy Act, including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
  • Implementing the ASD Essential Eight Maturity Model to bolster cybersecurity defenses.

International Standards

  • Assisting with ISO/IEC 27001 certification processes to manage information security systematically.
  • Integrating and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for data protection and privacy.
  • Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to manage cybersecurity-related risks.
  • Preparing for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance to secure card transactions.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for protected health information.

Driving Digital Transformation

  • Guiding organizations through digital transformation initiatives to leverage new technologies for business growth.
  • Integrating digital solutions to enhance operational efficiency and improve customer experiences.

Cloud Strategy and Migration

  • Developing and executing cloud strategies to ensure seamless migration to optimized cloud infrastructure.
  • Ensuring secure and efficient data transfer to cloud environments, enhancing scalability and reducing operational costs.

Cybersecurity Enhancement and Modernization

  • Overseeing the modernization of cybersecurity infrastructure to incorporate advanced threat detection and response systems.
  • Implementing next-generation cybersecurity technologies, including Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) and the integration of SIEM/SOAR systems, to provide comprehensive protection.
  • Streamlining and upgrading cybersecurity practices to meet and exceed current security standards, ensuring robust defense mechanisms are in place to safeguard critical systems and data.

Aligning Technology with Business Goals

  • Aligning IT initiatives with business objectives to maximize efficiency and drive innovation. Experienced in collaborating with executives to ensure technology solutions not only meet but exceed business expectations.

Simplifying Executive Decision-Making

  • Translating complex technical challenges into clear, actionable insights to facilitate informed executive decision-making. Skilled in mentoring and guiding leadership through strategic IT implementations and enhancements.

Artificial Intelligence in Business

  • Leveraging artificial intelligence to automate processes, enhance data analysis, and support dynamic business growth. Proven track record in integrating AI solutions to streamline operations and generate valuable business insights.

Innovative Problem-Solver

With over 17 years of dedicated experience in technology and cybersecurity, I bring a depth of expertise and a proven track record of success to every client engagement. Today, I bring extensive experience across all core technology domains, specialising in designing secure, user-friendly systems. As a cyber security professional, I help executives tackle complex challenges, navigate cyber threats, and protect critical assets.

I offer a unique perspective, ensuring your organisation remains resilient and compliant in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Certified and committed to continuous learning, I stay ahead of emerging threats and technological advancements. Whether developing security strategies, implementing governance frameworks, or advising on cutting-edge solutions, I am here to enhance your cyber security and drive strategic growth.

My Qualifications

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CISSP certification from ISC2 as of September 2022

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a globally recognized certification in the field of information security. Offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)², the CISSP certification is designed for professionals aiming to prove their expertise and skills in designing, implementing, and managing a best-in-class cybersecurity program.

Harvard University
Executive Certificate, CybersecurIty Risk Management 2023

The Harvard VPAL’s Cybersecurity Managing Risk in the Information Age provides comprehensive understanding of how to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within an organization’s networks, systems, and data.

Australian Computer Society
Certified Technologist as of 2017

The Australian Certified Technologist (CT) is a professional certification offered by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), aimed at recognizing the skills and expertise of technology professionals in Australia. This certification is designed for individuals who possess practical and applied knowledge in their field and seek to demonstrate their competency to employers and clients.

Clients

I’ve worked with a diverse range of business owners and executives, below are recent client engagements.

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Are we the right fit?

The best way to determine if I am the right cyber security professional for your business is to have a no-obligation chat.