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Are Boards in the UK struggling to understand the cyber risk compared to their international counterparts?

  Levels of concern and focus on cyber risk can vary from one organisation to another, regardless of their location. While some UK boards may appear to be less concerned with cyber risk compared to their international counterparts, the level of concern often depends on various factors, including the specific...
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Why Continuous Controls Monitoring should be considered in 2024 Enterprise Businesses

  Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) is a crucial component of a comprehensive risk management and compliance strategy for businesses. So, when people consider their 2024 financial budgets, how can CISO’s and senior security leadership teams present a compelling argument to obtain the investment they need to implement CCM? Draw out...
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Why Would a Business Use Continuous Controls Monitoring to Identify and Track their Assets?

Why would a business use Continuous Controls Monitoring to identify and track their Assets? So many businesses that have grown will have had teams come and go, as well as new tech and processes implemented, so it’s no wonder that assets get forgotten. That is when they often implement a...
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What Does it Mean to have Total Asset Visibility and Why is it Imperative for Businesses?

What Does it Mean to have Total Asset Visibility and Why is it Imperative for Businesses? Total Asset Visibility is a comprehensive and real-time understanding of all the assets owned, used, or managed by a business. These assets can include physical items like inventory, equipment, machinery, vehicles and facilities, as...
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How Continuous Controls Monitoring Removes PCI Compliance Challenges

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) undergoes periodic changes soon to enhance security measures and adapt to emerging threats. Therefore It is imperative that businesses are fully prepared and remain continually compliant meaning utilising the technology of continuous controls monitoring. Continuous controls monitoring (CCM) provides real-time monitoring...
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Quod Orbis cited as a Recommended Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cyber Risk Management 2023

  Recently, it has been announced that Quod Orbis has been cited as a sample vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Cyber Risk Management, 2023 authored by analysts, Deepti Gopal, Sema Yuce & Michael Kranawetter. The Hype cycle published 25th July, urges security and risk management leaders to use this research to evaluate...
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The Unseen Battles: Common Cyber Threats Faced by Banks

  In today's increasingly digitised world, the banking industry is at the forefront of technological advancements. With the convenience and efficiency of online banking, however, comes the imminent threat of cyberattacks. As a leading cybersecurity business, we understand the severity of these risks and aim to shed light on the...
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Cyber Insurance – Can businesses ultimately protect themselves or are their current strategies leaving them exposed ?

There has certainly been an increase in Cyber insurance as a result of cyber attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated. Enterprises are increasingly turning to cyber insurance to protect themselves against financial losses resulting from cyber incidents. The Insurance Information Institute recently reported that the global cyber insurance market grew...
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Do you know where your Data is?

The challenge for businesses knowing where all their data is comes down to the complexity of modern data systems and the need for effective data management policies and procedures. However, there are several reasons why businesses may not really have the visibility of all their data. Data fragmentation: Businesses today...
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How are UK Businesses Driving Their Compliance Activities?

We recently launched our compliance research which was focused on UK businesses and how they perceived their compliance status. Something we wanted to dive into was what were the current key drivers in UK enterprises’ compliance programs and whether, as a collective, we were in a good place or not....
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How CCM is GRC’s best friend?

How CCM is GRC’s best friend? Why would enterprises focus on GRC? GRC is an integral element of any enterprise’s operational resilience strategy as its goals pivot around ensuring compliance with regulations, mitigating risks, enhancing operational efficiency, as well as supporting effective decision making and safeguarding reputations. So any...
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Devil or Angel? The Rise of AI and it’s Impact on Cyber Security for your Business

Devil or Angel? The rise of AI and it’s impact on cyber security for your business It feels like AI has appeared out of nowhere recently. It’s obviously been bubbling away but suddenly there Is huge hype about AI and how it can benefit us all personally as well as...
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How do you Monitor Cyber Security Risk?

How do you Monitor your Cyber Security Risk Cyber security risk is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. With the increasing prevalence of cyber attacks, it is essential for organisations to have a comprehensive plan in place to monitor and mitigate potential risks. In this blog post,...
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Metrics Vs Controls – Do enterprise businesses really need both?

Metrics Vs Controls Do enterprise businesses really need both? Commonly used terms and processes within cyber security, metrics and controls are effective methods used to protect any enterprise from cyber attacks. But sometimes, what one person’s metric is, could be another’s control. It is simply a matter of perception. So,...
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Do businesses understand the true cost of compliance?

Do businesses understand the true cost of compliance? Take a look at our infographic The compliance functionality in any enterprise is as integral as any cyber security team. Yet, whilst compliance teams battle with an ever-changing array of regulatory compliance to combat increasing risk, their budgets over the last few...
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Is now the iPod moment for compliance?

Is now the iPod moment for compliance? Automation can provide the assurance and visibility that businesses need now to face the challenges of 2023 and beyond, and this has certainly made us think about how compliance is actually shaping up right now in terms of those challenges they are facing....
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Is automation the answer to businesses compliance complications and reduction of cyber risk in 2023

Is automation the answer to businesses compliance complications and reduction of cyber risk in 2023 Every business has to comply with some type of regulatory law – some more than others. But it is likely that one of these – ISO, NIST, PCI, DORA – will resonate with you if...
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Are you focused on qualitative cyber risk management rather than quantitative?

Are you focused on qualitative cyber risk management rather than quantitative? Watch our video Read in full here. Many businesses can believe if they are controlling risk they are mitigating the cyber risk their business may face. Really? So when you mitigate the cyber risks in your business you...
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Should the UK take the leap and make paying ransomware illegal?

Should the UK take the leap and make paying ransomware illegal? Australia mooted recently at the start of 2023 that, following an attack on Medibank Private Ltd, preceded by a considerable rise in ransomware attacks on some high-profile companies affecting millions of Australians, they would consider the move to pass...
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For security’s sake, companies need to fix their asset visibility problems — and fast!

For security’s sake, companies need to fix their asset visibility problems — and fast! Alastair Dickson, Director at Quod Orbis Getting a clear view of digitally connected assets — and not just those related to cyber security — has been an on-going challenge for organisations for as long as they’ve...
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Ian Waggott

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A very experienced and respected Senior Leadership Executive, with over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology, Information/CyberSecurity and Risk. Specialises in delivering business transformation, leading people through change and taking them on a journey to deliver and exceed company expectations. Highly regarded by his peers and colleagues across the globe. A very confident and effective communicator at CXO level, and valued as an expert presenter at numerous worldwide forums  . Across his career been in Senior CISO and leadership positions in Banking, Telco, Network & Utilities, Several UK Government Departments, 

Has extensive Cyber Security, Operational Risk, Compliance and Business Transformation expertise, gained across a broad range of industries. Former Director of Cybersecurity for CGI and CapGemini and Ex CISO for O2.

Will Tonge

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Will has spent the last 9-years embedded in Cyber Security working with global, household names and innovative start-ups.

Passionate about bringing people and technology together, Will has worked in various settings, helping build high-growth organisations across multiple sectors. During this time, he has built an extensive network with access to some of the best talent out there.

Outside of QO, his young daughter keeps him well on his toes!

Shaun Barnes

DevOps Team Lead

Mark Hudson

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Mark works with SMEs and charities to develop strategies to help them grow and access development capital. He is a NED, charity trustee and mentor to a wide range of people. His plural career started in 2017 after 16 years at pwc as a Deals partner working with large corporates and PE houses; at pwc he also ran the Retail and Consumer practice and was Chairman of the pwc UK Supervisory Board. Prior to pwc he was an executive director at Welcome Break and Iceland Group, and a partner at Bain and Company. He trained as an engineer at Imperial College and has an MBA from INSEAD. 

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Eamon Flavin

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Eamon is a highly regarded and massively respected technology career professional as well as serial entrepreneur. He has started, grown and successfully taken to market three technology business.

Genuinely expert in technology, Eamon has enjoyed long-term working relationships with many of the world’s top companies and organisations in finance, banking, government, manufacturing, engineering, technology and the charities sector.

He draws on unparalleled contacts and experience and provides advice, solutions and recommendations, as well as helping respond to emergencies. Eamon has grown in-house and client teams and has a gift for hiring great people.

Peter Martin

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Peter has the ability to do what many fail to and that is to consistently bring together highly professional teams and build a business environment that is supportive, agile, professional and where everyone enjoys coming into the office.

Bringing a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to the role of non-exec director, Peter has already demonstrated his ability to bring an exceptional flair for dealing with complex situations with a clear, considered approach.

Personally, Peter brings humility and a strong moral compass to the team. His disarming and self-deprecating approach wins everyone over.

Anwen Haynes

Head of Marketing -

Anwen has worked in B2B and B2C marketing for over 20 years. From transforming end-to-end customer journeys in retail with strategic customer-centric plans to target driven focused strategies for B2B sales. With extensive experience in digital marketing including SEO, as well as Brand development, she loves to develop a cohesive approach to brand image and communications to drive and develop the business proposition and perception.

Alice Walker

Head of Customer Success -

Alice has worked in the IT industry for 20 years. Starting in Procurement, she moved into Software Asset Management before transitioning into Customer Success Management. Working across a variety of roles for different industries as both a customer and a service provider has given her a great understanding of what makes a great service. She has always been passionate about building and maintaining great customer relationships and helping her customers achieve their goals.

Owain Rowley

Lead Developer -

Owain has spent nearly a decade building software solutions and products within the cyber security sphere for the likes of government entities, large telecommunication companies, banks and card transaction companies.

This level of experience allows him to swiftly identify business and security processes that can be streamlined with automation, increase the efficiency of existing processes, as well as generate insightful data visualisations and models for members of an organisation at each different level.

Ami Penolver

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Ami is a finance sector career professional, with many years’ experience working in financial services, both in London and throughout the UK. In addition to financial control, she looks after HR and legal for the company.

Being a mother of two also equips her with the basic skills required to manage a senior team of management and technology consultants.

Ami’s sense of balance and perspective is an essential ingredient of the Quod Orbis culture.

Alastair Dickson

Commercial Director -

Alastair has spent the last 20 years working in Cyber Security and Risk Management. He is a passionate believer that security solutions should enable a business to take advantage of all the benefits of the digital world, while not putting the organisation’s data or productivity at risk.

Alastair has developed high-performing teams in some of the industry’s most competitive markets and launched new innovative technologies to market.

Being a rugby coach, and also having four sons at home, means he has lots of experience in keeping a passionate team in order but always has time for some fun!

Gary Penolver


Gary has 15 years’ experience in senior technology roles, and has already been closely involved in starting and taking two technology companies to market.

Totally comfortable with a fast-moving, state-of-the-art technical landscape, he helps his clients maintain and improve security and compliance.

He has a reputation for delivering pragmatic and easy to maintain solutions – business owners and managers enjoy knowing that the security and compliance is well managed and automated, properly instrumented and reported at a competitive cost point.

Honest, open, unflappable and very social, Gary is trusted by many household-name organisations to protect their, and their client’s data.

Martin Greenfield


Martin is an experienced technology and organisational transformation specialist and an excellent, proven leader and communicator in mission-critical operations, particularly in security technology.

Over the past 20 years, multi-billion pound commercial organisations, including global banks, utilities and major investment funds have trusted Martin to transform their operations to meet financial, operational and compliance targets.

Martin optimises operations, managing and transforming operational teams of between 50 and 500 people, to deliver the highest levels of audit compliance, risk management and financial efficiency.

Often working with other major consultancies and suppliers for new global corporate owners or management teams, Martin will help integrate and streamline operations on a global basis.

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