Many thanks for reaching out.
Here is an outline of what I have been up to over the past few years.
In the period 1993-2000 I operated in various technical support roles.
In 2000 I was holding Checkpoint and Microsoft Engineer certification
together with CISCO CCNA and was appointed as Security Design Manager
for BT Ignite.
I passed my CISSP in 2003 which led an appointment to design and
implement a bespoke IPSEC security gateway architecture connecting
GEC/Alstom Paris head office Checkpoint hub with Alstom premises in Arab
countries where Checkpoint software could not be licensed. I created a
bespoke Linux kernel design to host stable IPSEC endpoints in Arab
countries using standard HP kit.
A discussion of this architecture at interview with BT Syntegra led to
an appointment as System Security Officer for the MOD/GSI/Internet
security gateway. While in post in 2004 I was accepted into the CLAS scheme.
In 2005 I did my 1st assignment in central government for ODPM regional
offices to assist NCC group to advise their client Fujitsu on the
security assurance of utilising a new VOIP telephony network for
Restricted government network traffic, designing a VPN architecture to
enable this integration.
I was CLAS consultant for an outsource project of the
network and desktop together with decoupling infrastructure of DCLG from DFT.
In 2006, while in post I was promoted to accreditor for the department
and helped them to get the appointed supplier into shape for them to
provide a secure solution for the new dual live-live out-of-town
In that year I passed the British Standards Institute ISO27001 Lead Auditor course
I did special optical fibre security assurance research work on the
heatbeat inter-datacentre connection using an assessment of the optical
budget design to assure the mitigation from exposure to optical fibre
This work was discussed at interview in Cheltenham and resulted in a
four year assignment as proxy accreditor for a very large secure
network, during the course of which I ran 38 security assurance
projects. While in post I was awarded ITPC Accreditor certification by
waiver through experience.
Following from this I worked as ITSO for OFT, did security assurance for
a new agency integrated communications telephony network as well as
other assurance work for the Home Office.
In 2013 I assisted NCC group, Fujitsu and CESG with a CTAS security
assessment of the new Defence Enterpise Service Bus digital architecture.
In 2016 I was the IA consultant for a digital transformation project for
In 2017 I was appointed IA and Privacy manager for Cabinet Office
Government Digital Service (GDS) where i advised on the security
assurance of many SAAS tools as well as heading up security assurance
work on the GOV.UK platform.
I hold CISSP (ISC2) and CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional ISC2).
I also hold the International Association of Privacy Professional
CIPP/E and CIPM certificates ( GDPR Law and Privacy management)
In 2020 I re-certified as NCSC CCP.
While awaiting assignment as IA consultant I am on the CREST CRT/CTL pen
Possible Roles I undertake are as follows :-
IT Security Officer
Data Protection Officer
I attach two CVs.
Richard Jackson CISSP CCSP CCP CIPP/E CIPM