Corporate, personal and cyber security / geopolitical intelligence / risk management expert.
I have a background in international affairs, politics, geopolitics and security. Currently working as Head of Security and Research for an international human rights and video charity, which I helped setup in 2008. Providing a unique and missing link between traditional and citizen media, we are now the world’s leader in the use of covert camera footage for the exposure of development, corruption and human rights abuses.
This experience has taken me across the world, from footage and information collection in many EMEA countries, distribution via media such as the BBC and CNN, to presentation in Washington, London and Brussels – all while working in the background.
I have written, presented, taught and worked with organisations ranging from women’s groups on the ground to parliamentary groups in Westminster. The security management part of this role also required working on issues of partner due diligence, geopolitical / social network analysis analysis, country research/risk assessment and reduction (ranging from strategic to the tactical) – including the design and delivery of a number of training programs to a variety of audiences, in a variety of environments and cultures.
Originally from Dublin, currently in London, I've lived and worked in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Europe.
Specialities : International Relations, political risk, politics, corporate intelligence, geopolitics, geopolitical analysis, risk reduction, foreign policy, corporate security, physical security, global security, travel security, social network analysis, OSINT, open source intelligence, NGO security, risk, risk assessment, risk reduction, country risk, training, planning, manuals, lessons, operations, counter-intelligence, due diligence, emerging markets, compliance, current affairs, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, media, ethical hacker, penetration testing, encryption, cyber security, military, defence, terrorism, counterterrorism, crisis management, crisis communications.