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Meet The Defenders – Graham Dixon, Governance, Risk Management & Compliance

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Having cut his teeth as a risk and compliance specialist in the financial services sector, and subsequently with some of the biggest players in construction, utilities and healthcare, Graham brings unique expertise to Net-Defence clients. In his role as Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Consultant, Graham works with Net Defence’s technical experts to help clients manage risk and develop robust structured business continuity processes.

“We have highly experienced specialists who provide technical solutions for our clients, but my job is to take a wider view of the client’s business, assessing all of the vulnerabilities across their operations,” he says.  “I work with them to develop policies and processes to achieve security certifications such as ISO27001 and adherence to GDPR, but I also take them through a structured approach that will protect the business from a wide range of critical risks.

Net-Defence Graham Dixon GRC Specialist“Our approach to information security, risk management and business continuity planning (BCP) is recognised to international standards and provides best practice in terms of governance and planning. The first stage is about ensuring that the business has evaluated all potential risks properly. Then, it’s about developing the appropriate policies and methodologies to protect from critical failure or loss of data, which could be a cyber- attack, but also other scenarios such as a building collapse, extended power failure or severe flooding.

“I am passionate about the work we do to support our clients and helping them achieve the peace of mind that they are prepared for all eventualities. It also gives them a strong message for their customers and ultimately has a positive impact on the bottom line.”

“Business continuity planning takes a holistic approach to the organisation, identifying risks and addressing them with solutions that will ensure that people can be in the right place with the right resources to keep the business moving in the case of a critical incident of any kind. It’s an end to end process that combines technical solutions with effective corporate policy and management, backed by continuous review.

“The temptation for some businesses is to regard certifications as an aspect of compliance that is only required in order to supply their services in a particular market, treating it as a ‘tick box’ exercise. But a robust approach goes beyond the certificate into the culture of the organisation, led from the top.   We work with our clients to help them embed governance and security into their organisational culture with the boardroom leading by example – it has to be that way to be effective.

“I am passionate about the work we do to support our clients and helping them achieve the peace of mind that they are prepared for all eventualities. It also gives them a strong message for their customers and ultimately has a positive impact on the bottom line.”

ABOUT NET-DEFENCE

Net-Defence Real World Security specialist for a digital era.  Helping organisations protect assets, data and people in an age where there is significant risk from evolving digital threat. Our core services include expertise in Testing, Cyber Essentials, Social Engineering, IT, Telecoms, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

We are part of Ogilvie Group, a 65+year old family business that employs over 500 people nationwide and turnovers in excess of £250m.

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