The Team

Simon Ghent

Consultant

Simon provides Data Security Consultancy and Virtual Data Protection Officer (DPO) Services in the Professional Services sector.

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in IT consultancy, project management and implementation. In 2010, he established one of the first IT Managed Service Providers (MSP) in the region. The business was focused on transforming clients’ IT infrastructure in the Professional Services sector with strong emphasis on improving data security and processes. During this time, Simon designed and implemented systems that prevented significant data loss and fixed many commonly seen security weaknesses in his client’s systems. By following a robust and methodical approach to security not one of his clients experienced unrecoverable data loss or suffered any successful cyber security attack.
Following rapid growth, he sold the business in 2015.

Using his knowledge of common data security vulnerabilities and noticing the increasing regulatory, financial and reputational threat organisations face, he embarked on further training and has created a suite of consultancy services as a result.

The services offered are specifically designed to assist organisations assess, prepare and maintain demonstrable compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while also achieving Cyber Essential certification and best practice. Simon is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)