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Global Information Security training provider SANS joins the SECRC Board

The South East Cyber Resilience is excited to announce that global Information Security training provider, SANS has joined the SECRC Board, represented by Business Development Director Andy Woolhead.

Andy works closely with the Ministry of Defence, Law Enforcement, broader Government and the Defence Industry. Having spent the majority of his career at sea with 24 years in the Royal Navy, Andy’s final few jobs in the military took him into the Cyber arena where he was responsible for developing the uniformed Cyber Profession in terms of training, culture, infrastructure and supporting operational capability. As Head of Information Warfare, he was responsible for the development of Naval Cyber doctrine. Andy left the military in 2017 to join SANS.

On joining the Board Andy said: “I am delighted to have been formally welcomed on to the Board of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre. The mission and ambition is a really exciting prospect which will genuinely make a difference to the community. Can’t wait to get stuck in!”

Andy sits on a number of advisory panels supporting national and focussed interest groups around the Cyber Profession. He has an MBA in Cyber Security, GIAC qualifications in Security Leadership, Security Fundamentals and is a Security Awareness Professional.

SECRC Director Justin Torgout added: “Andy’s experience in cyber security is immense and will be extremely valuable to the members of the SECRC. SANS are such a well-established and respected organisation in the field of Cybersecurity training so we feel very fortunate to have them working in partnership with them. We are establishing a truly impressive Board which we know will help us make a real difference to businesses in our region.”

SANS joins Save the Children, Bank of America, Marriot International, Cantium Business Solutions, Domino’s and Orange Cyber Defense on the South East Board.

To benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the SECRC Board you can sign up for a free core membership online to receive a welcome pack to get you started on your cyber resilience journey.


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