Prior to founding Beyond Blue, David spent 6 years at KPMG working with global clients in the financial sector, government, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, oil and natural gas to advise on high end cyber threats and the cyber threat landscape, running cyber exercises and advising on the optimal mix of security controls. David supports KPMG as their Global Head of Cyber Futures where he leads the global innovation agenda on cyber, as well as working with KPMG’s largest global clients.
Throughout his career, David has advised CISO teams on the development of cyber security strategies and transformation programmes and has overseen high end red teaming and attack simulations to validate security across a broad range of sectors. He continues to work closely with a range of financial sector clients to develop their approach to operational resilience, to review the integrity of their critical business processes, and to assess potential attack scenarios against those processes including criminal exploitation, IT disruption and insider threats.
David started his career in the public sector and before moving into consulting, was the Head of Cyber and Space for the Ministry of Defence in the UK. During his career he has worked with key international allies, created and delivered the Defence Cyber Security Programme, set up MOD’s first penetration testing team, ran the first ever UK-US cyber wargame, and carried out the first national infrastructure cyber security review.