An accomplished business unit leader experienced in developing and implementing information risk management strategies that reflect business needs. Combining a technical background with excellent academic credentials and strong leadership skills he is experienced in building and leading technical teams and change. Highly effective, utterly dependable and with strong communication skills he has a track record of engaging
An accomplished business unit leader experienced in developing and implementing information risk management strategies that reflect business needs. Combining a technical background with excellent academic credentials and strong leadership skills he is experienced in building and leading technical teams and change. Highly effective, utterly dependable and with strong communication skills he has a track record of engaging and winning support at board level.
Global Head of Cyber Security Operations @ Responsible for the design, implementation and operation of a Cyber Security capability for Thomas Cook Group as a FTSE 250 company spanning 16 countries and comprising 23k employees with £9bn pa revenue. Wrote the £4m Cyber Security Business Case and led on conducting a bottom up assessment including; identifying and quantifying business benefits, project outcomes, dependencies, risks, resource requirements, prioritisation and sequencing. As Head of Cyber Security Operations responsible for building a team of 16 personnel to coordinate third party provider activities, implement governance processes and design, then deliver incident response, vulnerability management and threat intelligence services across the group. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Senior Manager - Information Security @ Chief of Staff - Cyber Security
Chief of Staff for the Deloitte Cyber Security Team comprising 28 technical experts, including cyber incident responders, penetration testers and forensics experts. Created governance processes, developed bespoke methodologies, established team skill and composition requirements and led recruitment to implement the Deloitte cyber incident response capability. Responsibilities currently span financial forecasting, budgeting, training and recruitment. Dean is also the Deloitte lead for Security across the Public Sector.
EMEA Cyber Programme Lead
Programme manager responsible for the design and implementation of Cyber Security GTM initiatives for Deloitte across EMEA. Outputs include the delivery of a multinational Cyber Security advertising campaign, development of a C-Suite Cyber Security simulation proposition and a single consistent transnational market message.
National Cyber Security Advisor
Provision of expert advice on the design, implementation and operation of a national cyber defence programme.
Cyber Security Team Leader
Tasked to lead organisational cyber security maturity assessments for large organisations within TMT and E&R sectors. Developed bespoke cyber defence assessment, methodology and approach. Led threat actor, threat vector and risk assessment activities. Engagement of senior stakeholders to board level and delivery of a cyber defence capability roadmap.
Information Security Lead Advisor
Led a number of ICT risk assessments for a Public Sector organisation developing risk management accreditation document sets (RMADS) in line with HMG standards (IS1 and IS2). Roles have included the development of risk treatment plans to mitigate risk outside of the organisational risk appetite and manage the remediation programme within the governance framework. From April 2012 to February 2015 (2 years 11 months) London, United KingdomCyber Defence Capability Programme Lead @ Responsible for determining, prioritising, securing the funding for and delivering Ministry of Defence cyber defence solutions.
• Developed MoD future cyber defence capability strategy, wrote £180m investment case, programme
mandate and capability roadmap.
• Led cost benefit analysis and risk assessment activities to determine acceptable corporate risk levels,
inform the investment plan and prioritise solutions.
• As lead of a virtual team of 12 personnel undertook both SRO and Programme Manager
responsibilities to deliver SIEM, Risk Modelling, Vulnerability assessment and Network Discovery
solutions as part of the current £20m MoD Cyber Defence Programme.
• Led internal and supplier stakeholder engagements to board level. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Commissioned Officer R SIGNALS @ From 2000 to 2009 (9 years)
MSc, Technology and Information Systems @ Cranfield University From 2009 to 2010 Dean Atkinson is skilled in: CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, MSP, PRINCE2, Security Transformation Programmes, Information Risk Management, Information Security, Computer Security, Threat & Vulnerability Management, HMG SPF, JSP440, SC Security Cleared, Information Assurance, Information Security Management, SPF
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