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Government Advisory

We offer governments strategic consulting on cyber security, and can help design and implement infrastructure to protect national and local governments, enabling them to respond to any threats in a proactive manner.

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National Infrastructure

We can help create robust national infrastructure by providing security frameworks, training and security monitoring, and coordinating security testing with relevant government bodies. Our incident response solutions help contain and address any threats. We can additionally help with proactive techniques such as threat intelligence, helping to thwart attacks before they begin.

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Heavy Industry

We understand how to protect the industrial control systems and associated infrastructure that heavy industry depends upon, and can design bespoke information security frameworks and provide incident response and recovery solutions.

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Finance & Legal

Financial institutions are leading targets of cyber-attacks and espionage, offering cyber-criminals multiple avenues for profit through extortion, theft, and fraud. Our solutions for the defence of this sector range from security testing and monitoring through to digital forensics and threat intelligence.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is exposed to many cyber risks including intellectual property theft and counterfeiting of designs by competitors; these can cost huge sums in terms of foregone revenues. Our ‘Risk and Governance’ services help maintain control over research and development activities, our training helps manufacturers understand their risk profile and our security monitoring helps alert companies to any threats.

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Healthcare

The public disclosure of personal medical records is the primary cyber risk faced by healthcare institutions. We help protect all such sensitive data by means of rigorous security testing and monitoring.

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Retail & E-Commerce

Famous retail names are under constant threat from direct hacking, denial of service and fraudulent imitation, which costs them or their customers billions of dollars annually. Our solutions enable the creation of secure, monitored and robust transaction infrastructures incorporating testing, monitoring and incident response capabilities.

Meet the Team - John Strutt

John Strutt

Head of Operations

John is a CREST-certified threat intelligence analyst and operations manager with over 25 years’ experience in FTSE 100/DAX financial services companies and the U. K. Ministry of Defence. He has extensive experience in the accurate, relevant and timely dissemination of intelligence products to stakeholders in complex, multinational environments, having held the highest level of security clearance within national governments, international organisations and intelligence agencies.

John’s is currently Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst & Intelligence Specialist at QuoScient GmbH, a German company providing threat intelligence services and products to clients in the private and public sectors. His responsibilities include responding to specific threats using a range of threat modelling techniques, employing the Mitre Att&ck framework, Kill Chain and Diamond Models. He is also responsible for training and mentoring across the company.

Prior to this John worked as a Cyber Threat Analyst and Intelligence Specialist at a number of leading global financial institutions, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, heading investigations into malicious threat activity in criminal-related forums and the dark-web. Engaging with senior management globally across key corporate business areas, he provided cyber-related intelligence support for internal and external investigations, developing mitigation and countermeasure strategies to inform decision-making.

John additionally worked in key intelligence and cyber defense roles for NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Forces, where he led a multinational team of analysts to identify threats and trends, produce intelligence assessments and produce network analysis, fusing intelligence from a number of sources to support key leader decision-making. Prior to this he was responsible for supporting efforts by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, collaborating with multinational forces to help identify threat context, trends and patterns.

John has a BSc in Open Science and a Certificate in Education. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst. A qualified scuba diving instructor, he works as a volunteer encouraging UK veterans who have lost limbs to take up diving.

Cyber Compass has been designed by a team of experts with real world experience in cyber security.