An Information Security Consultant, Visionary to the willfully blind. Originally Canadian born, now settled in London, and still very much a Canadian. Veteran military service member, veteran of Afghanistan, intelligence and security, Matthew is now a Chief Security Officer consultant practitioner for HP, and loaned out to various enterprise corporations, small, medium and large businesses, cross industry experience from Financial Services, Military to FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). Soon to be a gradate of U of W, MSc, and holds various industry accreditation such as CISSP, CISM and AMBCI. Remember, it's the experience and the ability to apply knowledge, and not the little letters that come after your name. Matthew has also dabbled in Hollywood where he has worked as a military extra and adviser on few films with some of Hollywood's biggest leading characters. From Tom Cruise to Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Ciran Kinds, John Goodman and George Clooney. Matt is on a journey to teach the CEO/CIO what they need to understand about technology and security and how to maximize corporate profits and sustaining business growth through the power of Risk Management, Governance and control.
Areas of Expertise
Information Security and Privacy, Information Security Consulting, Private Security Contracting, Military Intelligence, Infantry Soldiering
An idea worth spreading
Managing risk and controlling IT aligned business objectives will empower more sustainable business growth. This is a very poorly understood subject and essential for business dominance and survival in the cyber age.
I'm passionate about
Film, Music, Acting, Security, Military Service, Peace and Security, Family, friends and dogs. Maximizing ones return on their lifetime investment! Living life to the full! Truth-Integrity, Leadership
Talk to me about
How to be a CISO and how to influence C-Level executives to sustain and promote secure business growth through risk management and good governance and leadership.
People don't know I'm good at
Adapting to change and improvisational success. Risk Taking! Writing. Public Speaking, Leading.
My TED story
I have done a little bit of everything. I'm a risk taker and lucky to be alive!