Meet the Team - 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.