National business and IT consultancy firm Waterstons is enhancing its cyber team with The Kieran Fowler, a 10-year veteran Detective Constable of the Metropolitan Police specialising in cyber-crime and fraud.
As a Senior Information Security Consultant, he will implement bespoke security solutions.
At the Met, Kieran worked to educate organisations on the risks of online threats including ransomware and payment interception using his first-hand experience of working on significant cyber-crime cases.
Kieran has delivered training for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, and he has worked with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2019, he was awarded both the Commander’s Commendation Award for teamwork and professionalism, and the Chief Constable’s Commendation for innovation.
Kieran said: “I’m delighted to join Waterstons and use my experience of working on the front line of cyber-crime to help clients develop long term security resilience. 50% of all crime is cyber-crime. It’s crucial for businesses, especially young SME’s, to understand the risks and put appropriate measures in place to protect their company. Sometimes it can be as simple as implementing the right training for employees.”
Stewart Hogg, Head of Information Security, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Kieran to Waterstons. Cyber security is no longer an optional extra for businesses.
In this modern world, protecting your information is critical, but in our opinion it doesn’t need to start with expensive technology. First and foremost it’s about getting the basics right.
I’m sure Kieran’s appointment will add significant value to our service.”