Leading cyber resilience consultancy BRIM has bolstered its leadership team to underpin its expansion to overseas markets; helping governments, law enforcement and the private sector make a positive impact on cyber resilience amongst SMEs and supply chain.
Following the appointment of new Chief Executive Alan Greig, the appointments of Joanna Goddard and Paul Boam to Partner has been met with a warm welcome from existing clients across UK government and law enforcement who have been working with both specialists throughout the pandemic.
“I am delighted to welcome both Joanna and Paul as Partners in our continued drive for success. Their respective and collective expertise is well recognised in government and business sectors, and they are both well respected within the cyber industry. With BRIMs ambitious growth plans, responding to unprecedented demand from both the UK and overseas following our track record of success for the UK, this is an outstanding leadership team.”
Alan Greig, CEO
About Joanna Goddard
Joanna is an award-winning business consultant, specialising in rapid engagement for hard-to-reach markets. Certified in Business Analytics by Judge Business School, Cambridge University and one of less than forty consultants in the UK trained in ISO20700 by ICMCI, The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.
Her extensive international commercial network and multi sector experience, enables law enforcement and government to effectively structure working with and engaging with the business and third sector communities.
Prior to the security industry Joanna successfully founded her own niche business, delivering internationally, recognised as a ‘go to’ expert, advising a Channel 4 TV series from inception for over four years. Additionally, experienced in leading a not for profit (Town Centre Management) and consulting on the introduction from North America of the BID system, a local tax scheme to support troubled town and city centres, and its introduction to the UK. As a former director of a law firm, Joanna also has a good grasp of coordinating governance and legal implications across different jurisdictions with legal advisory teams.
As well as delivering the national programme of Centres for UK law enforcement, Joanna is also now working directly with national and international business leaders on the creation of a single UK National entity which will support the UK network of Regional Cyber Resilience Centres.
Joanna is passionate about the importance of positive culture and wellbeing within the Cyber community. She is a member of the Advisory Council to the School of Management and guest lecturer at the University of St Andrews; a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute; Strategic Advisory Board member of Converge, and Chair of Trustees at the ground-breaking Arctic exploration charity, The Polar Academy.
About Paul Boam
As a former consultant to UKHMG and as a highly respected technical and policy consultant, working for international regulation bodies including the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Paul is an experienced CSO.
A Chartered Engineer and former CLAS consultant and CHECK team member, Paul is a specialist in Information Security Management Systems, Industrial Control Systems, Anti-Bribery, Asset Management, Supply Chain Security, and Business Continuity management systems. Paul is the only person in the UK considered technically competent by UKAS to assess Common Criteria bodies such as NCSC and other security laboratories.
His background as an OSINT and Dark Web trainer brings additional expertise to the talent pipeline that is of exceptional value to National Policing and the role out of the Cyber Resilience Centres.
Paul is passionate about cyber security engineering and the emerging challenges of defending Industrial Control systems. The blended attacks that critical national infrastructure now faces from foreign state actors are commonplace and bringing students the skills and knowledge to face these threats is a key focus for his work at BRIM on the Talent Pipeline programme.
About BRIMs growth
BRIM was established in 2019 and brings together a group of unique and renowned industry specialists. One of the fastest growing and most highly respected cyber resilience engagement specialist companies operating from the UK with a global network across law enforcement, academia and the private sector.
Founded by Mandy Haeburn-Little, within the first week of 2020, it was announced that BRIM had been selected to deliver a network of Resilience Centres across the UK in collaboration with UK Police forces and NPCC, supported by The Home Office following an extensive EU tender procurement process.
The model for these Centres was produced by Mandy who created a modular process to support all the necessary business implementation for each of the Centres. This modular approach ensures consistency of approach, whilst delivering core agreed standards of training to both regional University students, creating a substantial talent pipeline, working with business as well as providing training support to Police colleagues. Developed and deployed at rapid pace responsively throughout the pandemic and lockdown, the roll out of the UK Centres was escalated as the part of the priority UK response to COVID related cybercrime.
Mandy spearheads the BRIM Leadership Team, which is additionally supported by a high calibre operational team and a hand-picked portfolio of project support specialists who work contractually as required. This model has proven highly effective in adaptability for evolved and expanded contractual demand from law enforcement throughout delivery.
“This is a highly capable, highly respected, dynamic, and unparalleled team, now in demand internationally.”
Mandy Haeburn-Little, Executive Chair