Owen is responsible for the Assurance Team at Context. He makes sure that Context’s services are relevant and valuable to its clients; that the tools and methodologies we use are at the cutting edge; and that the team has the best people, trained and performing to the highest possible standard. Context’s Assurance services include red teaming and simulated targeted attacks, as well as penetration testing of almost any technology that could be deployed by an enterprise.
Owen has been involved in information security since 2004, around the time that the industry in the UK started to professionalise transform into what it is today. Prior to joining Context, Owen was a penetration tester and senior manager at a large consultancy.
I am a techie at heart and keep a good understanding of the technicalities of the services we deliver, which I feel is vital in this fast moving industry. Despite this, I seem to spend more time hacking together formulas in spreadsheets these days! But most importantly, I am committed to making sure we are one step ahead and stay relevant to the changing threats faced by our clients.
Our clients recognise that they face serious challenges and it is very satisfying to help improve their security by demonstrating and helping to fix significant security problems in customer’s systems. Despite the technological focus of our work, Context is a business centred on our people. Helping to build up the team at Context and seeing so many people who’ve joined the team develop into highly-skilled and professional experts has always been very rewarding for me.