Curious who’s on the other end of the phone or helping you through your Cyber Essentials certification? Find out through our Meet the Team series.
Q: What is your role at ID Cyber?
A: Cyber Security Assessor and Team Lead
Q: When did you join ID Cyber?
A: December 2019
Q: Can you describe your role at ID Cyber?
A: I carry out Cyber Essentials assessments and also lead our team of assessors, making sure that they’re supported, have all the information they need, and that applications are on track.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about working at ID Cyber?
A: I know everyone else has said this, but I love our team.
Q: How did you end up working in cyber security?
A: During my time as a Data Centre Infrastructure Manager, I had the opportunity to gain deep insights into the critical importance of securing sensitive data and maintaining the integrity of IT systems. I was responsible for ensuring the seamless operation of the data centre, which included implementing robust security measures to safeguard the infrastructure and data against potential threats. I found the security aspect of the job really interesting and have focused my attention there ever since.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I spend a lot of time in the gym and love going on holiday, especially to warm places. I also try to go to Iraq when I can — I moved from Iraq to Scotland two decades ago, but I still have a lot of family and friends there who I love to visit. I also spend a lot of time with my family and friends in Scotland.
Q: Is there a book, blog, or podcast you’d like to recommend?
A: ID Cyber Sessions… 😉