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Net-Defence has Appointed Debra Cairns to its Board

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Net-Defence has appointed Debra Cairns to its Board as part of a drive for continued growth in the UK.

Debra is a specialist in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) and has been with the company for almost two years as Head of Operations.  She will continue to lead the company’s team of consultants, who provide expert advice to clients on audit, risk management and compliance to combat the rapidly evolving security threat across assets, data and people in a digital era.

Alan Greig, Managing Director, Net-Defence, commented:

“We have achieved significant success this year, responding to companies that recognise the significant risks associated with data management and compliance in a post GDPR environment where penalties for breaches are extremely costly.  

Debra has played a pivotal role in developing a culture of operational excellence across the organisation that supports the successful growth of the business. She has extensive experience in data governance and risk management and will continue to play a key role in the delivery of client services across the portfolio.”



The Net-Defence team help people sleep at night by supporting them to navigate the rapidly evolving threat landscape in a digital era. With specialist across IT, technical Security, Governance Risk Management an compliance, Resilient Telecoms and niche services in Social Engineering and online protection for high profile people, it’s a varied and diverse team. Operating from offices in Stirling and Newcastle they team supports clients throughout the UK and internationally.

Over 45% of the team are female, bucking the trend of gender diversity in tech companies, and providing crucial diversity for improved performance to the benefit of clients.

“Over 45% of the Net-Defence Team is female”

Part of Ogilvie Group, and third generation family business, Net-Defence is a Trusted Partner of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, a successful model now being rolled out across the UK.

Debra commented;

“In an unregulated market, operational excellence and governance is critical in the supply chain. Too many unethical and un-checked ‘cyber security’ companies are miss selling and creating additional risk for organisations. Our development in governance is a key part of our offering, keeping our clients protected in both security and their reputation through robust supply chain provision.” 

If you are interested in a career at Net-Defence let us know. We are interested to hear from talented individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and a hunger for excellence and innovation.
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