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About Us

Alexander Clayson

Founder

Alexander is an accomplished Security Architect with a strong business focus. He specializes in driving the development of security strategies, policies, and risk reduction while ensuring regulatory compliance and implementing innovative solutions. Alexander’s notable achievements include spearheading cloud security architecture, leading migrations, and consolidations, and implementing cost-saving initiatives. With certifications in CISM, TOGAF, and ITIL, he brings extensive expertise to his role. As a Security Architect, Alexander has led evaluations and implemented secure transport mechanisms, overseeing classified projects with discretion. In his previous roles, he successfully managed global security upgrades and data centre redesigns for compliance. With a strong technical background, Alexander provides valuable support for complex projects.

Darren Higgins

Founder

Darren has been in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years. He started off in highly technical roles, progressing through various project roles setting up PMOs, project process and tooling, and finally moving into management and strategy, building out short, medium, and long term IT strategies for a number of businesses. He has also engaged in roles outside of a typical IT remit such as auditing, pre-sales, sales, and marketing as required by the business. These peripheral roles also allowed Darren to travel throughout the US and Europe delivering sales initiatives, product demonstrations and technical training. During his career Darren has experienced all areas of IT until finally specialising in infrastructure and security. To support these specialisms Darren has attained several technical and management industry certifications including PRINCE2, TOGAF and MCSE. Darren has broad industry experience gained from working with large enterprise and SMEs in sectors such as forestry, brewing, finance, oil, manufacturing, distribution and technology. As an IT consultant Darren has worked on several international projects including the rationalisation of infrastructure for SAB Miller (bought by AB InBev (BUD) in 2016 for $107B), disaster recovery and failover from New York to London for Christies auctions, system process audits for Amadeus (AMS) in Germany as well as GDPR and ISO compliance projects. Darren has advised and collaborated on a number of mergers and acquisitions including the merger of two financial institutions, the acquisition of a specialist GIS company in the US, and sales and software companies in the UK and Switzerland. Darren has consulted with several companies to support their compliance efforts, particularly with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018; and has also with two software companies to attain and maintain ISO 27001 compliance. In these engagements Darren has managed and developed processes and audit procedures to ensure on-going adherence to the standards.