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Remote working during critical times

The Assurance That Organisations Need to Have and Provide With the advent of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the government’s mandate stipulating self-isolation, restriction in movement and social distancing, organisations can expect to reduce the impact in productivity by enabling the ability to provide remote working for their employees. But what...
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So, is it the end of ev ssl certificates?

So, with Troy Hunt proclaiming that EV is dead, is this actually true or just one-man (well probably more than just Mr Hunt) campaign? Background As a recap / piece of history, EV (Extended Validation) Certification, is basically the top level for SSL certificates (all known as the “gold standard”)...
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Understanding your assets is the starting point to securing them

“Asset visibility” is a recognised core concept in Information Security and there are few factors which are more important today than knowing exactly what you have in your estate. Assets can be anything from physical devices also known as hardware, buildings or other infrastructure and non-tangible resources for example cloud...
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A simply superior approach: why Gartner thinks you need to know about continuous controls monitoring

Chances are, your organisation is reasonably comfortable with how it manages cyber security risk. Because—let’s face it—we all know that cyber security risks are very real, and the consequences of a cyber security breach can be very serious and costly. Successful organisations—at least those that want to continue to be...
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That familiar cyber pain – and the new automated solution

3 things every senior executive must understand about cyber security — including how Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) is the new de facto for easing cyber pain When Gartner named ”cybersecurity control failures” top of the list of executive concerns in its global Emerging Risks Monitor Report, was anyone really surprised?...
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Enhanced levels of cyber security and a robust future strategy for Paysafe

Cyber security is a real-world, evolving challenge. Businesses need to stay on top of advances in technology and digitisation, as well as increased regulatory requirements and changes in the cyber threat landscape. With cyber-attacks increasing in scale and severity, organisations are starting to prioritise strategies to mitigate their risk. This...
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Continuous Controls Monitoring: New analysis maps out 75% annual cost savings on audits and compliance

Cyber security and risk management spending is forecast to grow yet again in 2021, putting even further strain on businesses and their profits. But should boardrooms accept the need for bigger and bigger budgets, or look for more effective solutions? Talking to CEOs, CFOs and CISOs regularly, as we do,...
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Principles of application security: the importance of making security everybody’s business in your organisation

Application Security which is sometimes shortened to ‘AppSec’ – is an increasingly important Cybersecurity field, especially considering the growing variety and number of online buying and selling activities and platforms. These different ecommerce activities may be carried out on websites, through online games, apps or via smart home devices. Application...
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Ransomware: how Continuous Control Monitoring can provide protection against attacks

Quite rightly, many businesses—and their IT security specialists—are concerned about ransomware attacks. 2021 saw a number of high-profile attacks, with the threat showing no sign of abating in 2022. And, locked out of their systems, their data, and their networks, businesses have few easy choices left open to them. Many...
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How Continuous Controls Monitoring helps to mature your cyber security strategy

There is little debate about most facets of an effective cyber security strategy. Should it dovetail with the IT strategy, for instance? Of course. Should it complement the overall business strategy? Without doubt. Should it secure as many IT and data assets, end points and services as is pragmatically possible?...
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Continuous Control Monitoring: putting audit back in control

For internal audit functions, a worrying circularity occurs when auditing IT controls. And it’s this: to obtain the data that the audit function needs to check, it is necessary for them to go to a plethora of different business functions and request it. In other words, the controls being audited,...
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Protecting against supply chain attacks: how Continuous Controls Monitoring can provide assurance

Increasingly, businesses have two supply chains. There’s the familiar physical supply chain, along which physical goods flow—and then, in parallel, there’s an information supply chain, along which data flows. But not always just data. Because connecting a business’s IT systems to those of its customers and suppliers can expose the...
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Continuous Controls Monitoring: offering a unified approach to the 3 lines of defence.

In your organisation, who is responsible for cyber risk? As organisations grow the answer to this question becomes less clear. In smaller organisations a single person inevitably looks after security and as decisions are mainly based upon perceived risk then they also manage cyber risk. But as organisations grow these...
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Alert fatigue: missed cyber threats, staff retention issues and, ultimately, business crisis

The ever-growing number of cyber alerts and resultant ‘alert fatigue’ is creating a vicious cycle that can turn into crisis situations for business leaders. But, before we look at evidence of the scale and severity of alert fatigue—and the attendant high cost for businesses—here’s the true and salutary story of...
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PCI DSS v4.0 is coming: how to meet its continuous compliance challenges

If your organisation accepts card payments—think Visa, Mastercard, American Express and so on—then you’ll know it has to comply with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2.1 (PCI DSS v3.2.1). No ifs. No buts. If your organisation accepts card payments, then compliance is a...
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PCI DSS v4 – The 8 biggest challenges

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ensures secure payment card data and encourages global adoption of consistent data security measures. Anyone that is involved in payment card account processing needs to ensure that data is stored, processed and transmitted securely. Our Infographic focuses on the 8 biggest...
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What keeps GRC professionals like you awake at night? If you’re anything like most of the other GRC professionals to whom we regularly speak, it’s a question with a very simple answer: the inadequacies of your organisation’s GRC platform. Which matters, a lot. Because to the modern organisation, solid capabilities...
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Does your data help you thrive or survive?

Our networks are rich with data and the explosion that has occurred, particularly before, during and after covid, has caused severe consequences in many businesses as IT teams struggle to move, store, analyse and protect a business’s prized asset. An IDC report in 2018, predicted that the global data sphere...
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How Continuous Controls Monitoring can support Gartner’s top 7 Cyber Security Trends of 2022?

In April of this year, Gartner published their Top 7 Cyber Security Trends of 2022 which highlights the key risks and resolutions that CISO’s need to focus on this year. The rapidly evolving digital landscape drives Gartner’s 7 key cyber security trends and in essence focuses on reviewing businesses cyber...
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The Top 6 Benefits of Continuous Controls Monitoring

  The Top 6 Benefits of Continuous Controls Monitoring A cacophony of complications has meant that businesses are struggling to implement a security plan that offers the assurance they need that defenses can prevent cyber-attacks Increased regulation, higher customer expectations, investment in emerging technology and expanded risk management have placed...
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Mohamed Mohamud

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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

Head of Recruitment -

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

Non-Exec Director -

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

Non-Exec Director -

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

Non-Exec Director -

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

Customer Success Manager -

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

Head of HR & Legal -

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

Sales 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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