David Martin-Woodgate joins Lineal as Director of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.

Lineal has appointment David Martin-Woodgate as Director of cyber security and digital forensics.

David has over 20 years of experience in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces working with communication technology and counter-cyber terrorism and 6 years in the private sector where he has focused on modernising cyber security systems and organising cyber-response teams.

There is an increasing global demand for secure data. CSO predicts cybercrime damage costs to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. The major data breaches of 2017, such as those at Equifax, Verizon, and NHS, have alerted mainstream business to the vital importance of taking proactive measures against cybercrime[1].

David Martin-Woodgate comments:

“Having robust security measures, comprehensive response plans in place to mitigate damage caused in the event of a data breach, and the ability to quickly track culprits are essential to any organisation holding sensitive information.”

In his new role, David will be responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of effective digital forensics and incident response services, as Lineal moves to combat the ever-increasing risk of data breaches that companies are facing.

Lineal’s Managing Director, Martin Pollard shares:

“David has been a consultant for Lineal for many years, conducting forensic collection and investigation locally and globally. We have collaborated with many experts but David has always delivered the best results and been the easiest to work with. We are very excited to have David on the team. His unique set of skills and impressive track-record give us complete confidence in our ability to meet the increasing cyber security needs of our clients.”

[1] https://www.csoonline.com/article/3211491/security/state-of-cybercrime-2017-security-events-decline-but-not-the-impact.html#tk.cso_fsb