David Simpson

David Simpson

Founder, Executive Director

David is the Managing Director and Principal Security Strategist for CQR and brings in excess of 25 years of experience in the domain to these roles. David is recognised as one of the global leaders in Information Security Management, and is the past chair the ISACA International Certification Board responsible for certifying Information Security Managers.

David is highly qualified, holding the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM),
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials. He brings extensive business experience, holding an MBA and having led two specialist information security firms in the most senior management roles.

David’s areas of specialty are information security strategies, frameworks and standards, IBM mainframe security, information security policies and risk management. David has also successfully completed training as an ISMS Lead Auditor to the international standards. He excels at presenting the key business risks to client executive management in terms they can relate to.

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