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Cyber Security Permanent

 

Education

BSc Hons, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, GB

 

Languages

English - Fluent

French - Very Good

 

Andrew W Wheatland

United Kingdom



Profile

•   Security Specialties: Identity and Access Management. Security compliance, assurance, and event monitoring. Network and Data Security.

•   Extensive technical knowledge of Contact Centre systems including IVR, ACD, Voice Recording, Call Routing, and Contact Centre strategic roadmaps.

•   Extensive experience in delivering Complex solutions and managing their detailed delivery.

•   Extensive experience of multi-media (data, voice, and video), multi-vendor IL3/4 Government solution designs, and CESG Accreditation.

•   Extensive knowledge of third-party technologies and experience of supplier management, with the ability to quickly build successful long-term relationships.

•   Extensive experience in new business development strategies, Business & IT Consultancy, Project & Product Management.

Customer-facing and B2B consultative solution selling skills.

•   Excellent interpersonal & presentational skills to sell influence and negotiate at the board level.

•   Commercially astute and forward-thinking.

•   Successful in delivering large ICT Transformation projects such as: BBC, Guinness Trust, and Ministry of Justice.

•   Previously SC.


Key skills

•   Core skill: understanding technology applications, identifying opportunities and issues, and articulating that to Senior Managers and FDs.

•   Enterprise and Solution Architecture and Design experience with the following products: Cisco, Meraki, Fortinet, ZScaler, Palo Alto, Unify OpenScape, Mitel, Polycom.

•   Designated Solution Matter Expert on Zero Trust architecture, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

•   Cloud (SaaS, PaaS) architectures designs using: AWS, Azure &O365, VMware, HP, Brocade, EMC and design of Cloud Contact Centres, Skype for Business, Call Manager.

•   Hybrid Multi-Cloud (on-site, Private, Public Cloud) Security solutions based on VMware virtualisation, Azure, Google AWS, and IBM OpenShift Technologies.

 


Key courses and training

Qualified in or Badges for the following:

•   Enterprise Design Thinking - Team Essentials for AI

•   Enterprise Design Thinking Co-Creator

•   Agile Enterprise Architecture

•   Enterprise Cyber Security – Architectural Thinking for Security

•   Cognitive Practitioner

•      CISSP Course (took the course and did the study but was unable to take the exam as I was seriously ill in Hospital on the day.)

•   TOGAF 9 Certified

•   PRINCE2 Practitioner

•   ITIL Foundation

•   B.Sc. (2.1 Hon.) Electronic Engineering.

•   Berlitz Business French, Parts I, II and III.


Work experience

Senior Security Architect
IBM – Security Business Unit, United Kingdom | Nov 2018 - Present

 

Architecting Security solutions either directly for 3rd Party customers or working with other IBM companies providing Network and Data Security, compliance, and assurance for a full range of International, Governmental, and Industry standards. These solutions regularly involve Managed Security contracts for the Security Business Unit with a Total Contract Value of more than £1M

to address evolving operational, technical, and regulatory information security challenges alike.

 

Multi-Cloud Solution Architect
Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom | Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

 

Research and write the Census 2021 Load Testing and Multi-Cloud Architecture options paper for the ONS ‘Data Lake’ Big Data solution to ingest the 2021 Census information. This involved engaging with the market leaders in Cloud provision and scalability following paper, outline the following: Testing Options, Indicative Load Testing Costs, Cloud Options and applied technology, Application Hosting, Security consideration, Recommendations, and next steps.

 

Security Architect
Capita Security Information Solutions, United Kingdom | Dec 2017 - Apr 2018

 

Working on a range of Security projects including updating Business Impact Analysis documents and the associated Business Continuity plans, writing Policy documents for PSN-related items such as Protective Monitoring, SIEM, and Forensic Monitoring as part of product release of Capita’s ESN Command and Control product.

 

Solution Architect
Vodafone Enterprise Group, United Kingdom | Jun 2014 - Sep 2017

 

Working within the EDF Managed Service Team on a 10-year contract to manage the network and its function, while introducing two technology upgrades of the EDF Corporate network that includes all major office sites, Data centres and their Power Stations (Coal and Nuclear). With office sites adopting Cloud (AWS, Azure &O365) Digitisation Strategy.

Responsibilities include relationship building, designing customised solutions to meet customer needs and requests, cost modelling, pricing, documentation, and governance, in response to the customer’s business requirements. Aiding in the development of Business Cases for IT development in the five to ten-year time frame.

 

Working within the National Grid and Centrica Managed Service Teams to respond to requests for new Cloud technology solutions from the customer using Vodafone CSSO design methodology. Providing enhancements to the customer network and responding to the customer’s business requirements. Proactively generating new customer opportunities. Responsibilities include relationship building, designing customised solutions to meet customer needs and requests, cost modelling, pricing, documentation, and governance.

 

Solutions Architect
Maritime and Coastguard Agency, United Kingdom | Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

 

A contract role to implement a new secure, highly available data centre infrastructure and software hosting platform to support a new National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC), nine Coastguard Operations Centres (CGOC) and one Rescue Centre.

 

Cloud Strategy Architect
Home Office, United Kingdom | Nov 2013 - Apr 2014

 

A contract role to determine PSN Strategy and Architecture – Government Cloud (G-Cloud) based solution for the Home Office’s upcoming Public Service Network bid. The output of the role is: Strategy, Requirements, Baseline, Principle, and Standards documents. I also acted as the Technical Design Authority for a Cloud replacement Call Centre for UK Visa and Immigration, based on G-Cloud Purchasing framework.

 

Solution Architect
Siemens Enterprise Communications, United Kingdom | Aug 2007 - Oct 2013

 

Recruited as part of the introduction of the HiPath 8000 (latterly OpenScape Unified Communications Server) project to introduce VoIP and Unified Communications within the UK.

•   Led the Strategy for the use of VMware platforms to support the OpenScape Unified Communications platforms as a host within a Private IL2 or IL3 Cloud. That became the Public Services Network G-Cloud offering

•   Lead Solutions Architect at the BBC, Siemens largest HiPath 8000 customer for VoIP and Unified Communications in the UK.

•   Representing Sales on the Wi-Fi and FMC Realisation Team to speed products into profitable sales.

•   Architect for the European Node of a Global rollout of OpenScape Unified Communications Server for the Pall Corporation (31 offices in 17 countries).

•   Technical Design Authority for designs for UBS, to adopt OpenScape Unified Communications Server.

•   Lead Technical Designer for an ongoing project through BT for the Foreign Office covering two hundred countries.

•   Technical Design Authority for five-major Public Service Network bids in two years, three of which were won worth £20+ million.

 

Assignment history

Senior Architect - Security
Details of project covered by NDA  | March 2022 – Present Day

 

The role is to respond to an RFP with security design and pricing for a new platform to process payments. One key architectural requirement being the adoption of Zero Trust Architecture to give Secure Access Service and be the subject matter expert providing security guidance to the design teams.

 

Contribution: Currently responding to the RFP and developing the security architecture and costing as the subject matter expert, a key part of the security design team for a piece of Critical National Infrastructure.

 

Managing Consultant - Security
Motorola Solutions | Oct 2021 – Jan 2022

 

Project name: Home Office Emergency Services Network - Security Architect

 

The role is to review critical infrastructure systems and software projects across all industry sectors and be the subject matter expert providing security guidance to the design teams.

- Your engagements will be consulting-led, focused on understanding the customers’ business, building trust, and providing cyber security expertise across security architecture, product selection and detailed design.

- Must have expert knowledge in reviewing security designs and implementing security controls.

- Working to articulate current risks against the system, the proposed mitigation, and support the ongoing accreditation process.

- Ensure security best practices are implemented in a consistent way across the programme and drive the overall design.

- Balance information risk against cost of countermeasures.

Reporting to Lead Security Architect/Technical Security Lead.

 

Contribution: Currently reviewing critical infrastructure systems and software projects across sectors of the ESN project and as the subject matter expert, providing security guidance to the design teams.

 


Additional information

Marital Status: Married

Mobility: Car Owner with a clean license.

Nationality: British

Leisure Interests: Boating, Motorbikes, Science Fiction, exploring France.